Sunday, August 30, 2020

Customized Diecast Vehicles for 28mm China Wargaming Part 2

I'm back with some more customized Lledo Days Gone vehicle for  28mm Back of Beyond and WW2 Chinese wargaming.  Part 1, which also covers decal creation, can be found here.

Lledo Diecast Vehicles for Wargaming 1920's,1930's and WW2  China in 28mm

For this round, I used several protation vehicles:  Hershey's Chocolate, Standard Oil, and a local wholesale company, J J Brodsky & Sons. The last vehicle only had stickers instead of decals, so I stripped them off at the start.  Sadly some paint came off with them.

Lledo Days Gone Diecast DG20, DG16, DG18

DG20 Ford 1934 Model A Stake Truck

Lledo DG20 Ford 1934 Model A Stake Truck , Sean You Zoo Company, Hangchow, China, 28mm WW2 Bolt Action Wargaming

This truck took its inspiration the Sean You Zoo factory vehicles from Hangchow.  The included barrels can be popped out of the bed, so I too the opportunity to drybrush them and paint in a wooden floor for the truck bed. 

Sean You Zoo Company Truck , 1930's Hangchow, China. Source: Madspace.org
Source: Madspace.org

Sean You Zoo Company Truck , 1930's Hangchow, China. Source: Madspace.org
Source: Madspace.org

DG16 Dennis 1934 Parcels Van

Lledo DG16 Dennis 1934 Parcels Van , Tai Choi Company, Shanghai, China, 28mm WW2 Bolt Action Wargaming

This van was based off a van from the Tai Chong furniture company out of Shangai. As mentioned previously, the van had suffered some paint damage during preparation, so the weathering was really ramped up to hide that. I think this particular vehicle was slightly undersized when compared to the other two, but it's still not too bad looking.

Tai Chong Company Van , 1930's Shanghai, China. Source: Madspace.org
Source: Madspace.org

DG18 Packard 1936 Van

Lledo DG18 Packard 1936 Van , Kuomintang Party 國民黨, Shanghai, China, 28mm WW2 Bolt Action Wargaming

This particular customization was a completely original idea. When I saw the announcer horns, it reminded me of old election/political rally vehicles, so I though it would be perfect to roam the streets and whip up patriotic fervor for the Kuomintang and Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek.

Lledo DG18 Packard 1936 Van , Kuomintang Party 國民黨, Shanghai, China, 28mm WW2 Bolt Action Wargaming

The size of these vehicles were again comparable to the Warlord Games 1/56 Morris 15cwt Truck.

Lledo Vans Compared to Warlord Games Truck

As before, I am including the decal designs here for personal use, but they are not allowed to  to be sold.

Chinese Decals for 28mm Wargaming by Chris Schuetz.  Free for Personal Use Only.

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