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Monday, August 30, 2010

I painted a number of 15mm scale Morris CS 9 armored cars for a series of games set during "Operation Compass" in North Africa, 1940.

For the game I needed 9 cars from the 11th Hussars. At the time they were equipped with Rolls Royce armored cars. QRF makes a model in 15mm but the cost of the models plus shipping was pretty outrageous for some figures that I would only use for a few games. Luckily a friend of mine told me about Gaming Models 15mm Miniatures. They make a Morris CS 9 armored car which the 11th Hussars also used at this time and the price was far cheaper than any other option.

I can recommend Gaming Models 15mm miniatures for those looking for affordable figures. The sculpts are not the best on the market but they are not bad either. The figures come pre-painted with a basic desert color and some dry-brushing. If you are just looking for some gaming figures to use quickly, then you might be satisfied with the figures as is.

In this picture you can see what the figure looks like as it comes form the company. I have added all the metal pieces in the photo. I wanted to add a driver (from the Command Decision line, and two medium machine guns, both extras left over from Flames of War figures I had laying around. I also found some drawings of the Morris CS 9 the showed where the radio aerial went, so I sculpted that onto the side of the figure using ProCreate and the aerial itself is made from the little plastic things used to hold price tags to new clothes.