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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Six Wheel Truck


Here is a new Matchbox truck.


A big six wheel all terrain vehicle.


The colors are goofy but it has a military feel to it.


I got a couple of them, after stripping and repainting I am sure they will look good.


Canopy has an opening in the back.


Take off the canopy and you have tools and gear on the flatbed.

4 comments:

G. Thomas Fitzpatrick said...

Hi Mike,
I notice that you like to make use of toys in your war gaming. Mind if I pick your brain for a second? When I was a kid (early 1970s) I owned several brightly colored plastic World War 1 fighter planes. I remember greens and pinks. These were not models, but toys I think my mother & father bought for me in the toy section of the supermarket. So we are talking about stuff equal in quality to TimMee. I think they came assembled, but there may have been something to snap together. I remember Fokker DVII, Niueport, and I think Spad. But I have never seen a trace of these things anywhere. eBay searches and Google searches never turn them up. Do you remember them, or have you ever come across something like that?

Pete. said...

I like that - it brings to mind a Stalwart that has been to the gym... not that there was anything wrong with the original quirky Brit Cold War truck.

Cheers,

Pete.

Mike Creek said...

Hello G. Thomas, I had some with about a 3 inch wingspan. Came on a card with a plastic cover. Several different planes in soft plastic. I have not had them since about 1975 probably. Don't know who made them. I have seen them sold as party favors even, but not recently.
Bunkermeister

Mike Creek said...

Hi Pete, it does look like a modern version of that, I had a couple of them from Matchbox too, back when they were still made in England!
Bunkermeister