Saturday, 12 January 2013

Beee Baaaaa Beeee Baaaaa,!!!!

Been laid up for a couple of days, with a lousy cold, which has kept me off the old painty desk. Hard to concentrate, when you nose constantly dribbles onto your paint palette!
Still, had a bit of a rummage amongst my piles of bits n bobs, and found a couple of vehicles.
First off, we have a Phanomen Granit H25, I blagged this off my old mate Crouchie, on the pretext of converting into the ambulance version, as used in Spain. He has since sold his BEF Miniatures, so I shall finish it off for myself
Needs a fair bit of work, as I want to model the interior as well ( sad git that I am)
Hopefully will look a bit more like this when sorted

I also dug up a Ford car, I think its either a Woody or a Pilot, can't for the life of me remember which. Once again. blagged from Crouchie, from his lovely Chieftain Models range. A bit of research located some pics of this car being used by the Republican army, as an ambulance!! So I now have a meat wagon for both sides

Of course it going to require some work, as I just cannot leave stuff alone!! When sorted I hope it looks something like this....

Just have to find some nice Nurse type figures to add now!!

1 comment:

  1. Very cool! I look forward to seeing this when its completed.

    Those last pictures in your post are of Canadian doctor Norman Bethune who pioneered the world's first battlefield blood transfusions from a mobile medical unit. He served with the Canadian Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion of the XV International Brigade.

    He went on to serve with the Chines during the Second Sino-Japanese war where ironically he died in 1939 of blood poisoning and exhaustion treating soldiers at the front. He is one of the few Westerners that is honoured with statues throughout China.

    He is quoted as saying:

    "Medicine, as we are practising it, is a luxury trade. We are selling bread at the price of jewels. ... Let us take the profit, the private economic profit, out of medicine, and purify our profession of rapacious individualism ... Let us say to the people not ' How much have you got?' but ' How best can we serve you?' "

    We are very proud of Dr Bethune here in Canada. There is even a town near mine that is named after him.