Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Re-purposed Airfix trucks

Supply element for my desert Brits.

Both Airfix plastic kits acquired as part of a job lot of bits, broken models and stuff a few yrs back.

Bedford QL tanker 
Was from the RAF refueling set - now can be a standard fuel tanker or water truck
I removed the long pipe arms and repainted from its pretty RAF blue livery

Austin K3 (I think?) 
Based on an article I read as a boy in a modelling book, was the K6 fire truck from the RAF emergency set painted in a brilliant red :)

Cut down the chassis, added a rough plastic card body and a canopy pinched off a Opel blitz. and then repainted to suit.

Both together


  1. Great use of the Airfield set from Airfix. The QL and the K3 models were the basis for lots of interesting types. Well done. Smashing pictures by the way.

  2. Very kind :)

    I took your advice and turned off the flash but then used a table lamp to improve the lighting on the model itself - seemed to work :)

  3. Terrific - I like the Austin in particular