Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Roco Dodge Radio Truck

I picked up a few bits and pieces on the Bring and Buy at COW earlier this year, once of which was that Charles Grant staple, the Dodge radio truck. I thought it would be handy for either my US or Russian forces, and although it is 1/87th, I do use some Roco things with my 15mm troops already and it looks OK.


It is a lovely little model, with well defined details and certainly a lot less clunky than the QRF metal ones. It is distinctly bigger than 15mm offerings, but not excessively so and as this is the only Dodge Radio Truck I'll own, I don't think it matters to much.


Lovely radiator detail. It has lots of raised lines and bumps which take a drybrush very well. I also like the empty windows which give it far more character than painted on glass/perspex.


And nice detailing on the rear truck body. I didn't add any antenna as the post bases are already there, and just did the whole thing OD without any markings so it can be used by Russian or US forces.


I first saw these in Charles Grants 'Battle', providing transport for the company HQs in his mechanised Russian infantry companies, and finally after almost 50 years, I actually own one! 

7 comments:

  1. I’d recognise that particular Dodge anywhere - it was used in several games during my 15+ years of ownership.

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    1. Are you sure it was yours? The one I got at COW wasn't on a base and seemed to be patchily undercoated in light grey - unless that was winter camo! Umm, otoh I think I did give you some money for it...

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    2. Dodgy winter camo - probably with a generous top coat of dust!

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  2. Such a splendid vehicle, great job on it!

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    1. Roco stuff is a real nostalgia trip. People at the school wargames club had a fair bit back in the early 1970s, but to me it is always associated with Charles Grants 'Battle'.

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    1. I believe someone wise once said you can never have too many lorries.

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