1⁄35Model T Ford - 1916
IntroductionThe Model T Ford was probably the first real motor vehicle that set the precedent for the cars we know, hate, love and drive today.
By the start of the 1st World War Britain and the British Army, in advance of other countries had seen the potential of Motorised Transport and was shifting its resources to that method of transport.
Henry Ford wasn't a supporter of Britain and the War against Germany but none the less a large number of motor vehicles, especially ambulances, were deployed throughout the campaign in North West Europe and used in the other theatres of war.
This is my representation of the Model T Ford on the Western Front around 1916. The Resicast kit has been around for many years but was re-tooled in 2013. It's a really nice build the only problem part being the starting handle that is super fragile. The kit comes with a Vickers MMG to mount in the front passenger area. I couldn't find specific reference for the vehicle being used in this format at that time, but there was clear evidence that they were used by the MMGS most probably in support transport roles, so I've opted for the latter.
The base is a temporary generic one and comes from SB Models and the standing figure is from Model Cellar. The driver is from Resicast and comes as a separate item.
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