After a long night's session yeasterday, I managed to finish Airfix's AEC Matador and 5.5 Inch Gun model.
The model was really easy to build, I built it in about 45 minutes. The cast is very delicate, but not with the best amount of details, considering the fact that it's a rather old model. For the driver fig, I used an old Esci fig (cut in the torso and above). Unfortunately the model doesn't come with plastic transparent windows as the QLT & QLD trucks do (new models by Airfix), but, I reckon that I can live with that. The painting scheme I followed was the same as the rest of the British Trucks have, in order to achieve some consistency (mouse painting scheme). If you want to deploy Tommy numbers on the battlefield, you should go for this kit. It combines trasportation and firepower in a very appealing price. :-)
On with the photos then:
Below you will finnd a GIF file I created (a big boy playing I call it), showing the truck and the gun on the move through Normandy's hedgerows. It's pretty generic, but I made it in a few minutes time, so please be tolerant. Next time I'll do a better job! :-)
I hope you like it!