Copyright © 2019, Paul Scrivens-Smith

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Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Phillippeville (2)

Despite having guests staying I've been able to do a little more work on accessories for my 1930's/40's French town.

First up is the lovely Austin 7 Gentleman Civil Defence from those chaps at First Corps. Mark has done a fantastic job on this model and it's a real joy to paint. It's right-hand drive so I'd like to think that this is an English journalist covering the phony war who has been caught up in the German advance and is trying to escape back to Paris.

The base-coat is Vallejo Model Colour Black-Red which I think gives a fantastic rich burgundy colour.

You may be able to make out the tweed detailing on his cap, I think this makes a nice period feel.

The car comes with a couple of extra armed figures, but they don't fit my narrative for the model at the moment, but, I'll likely paint them up at at later date and blutack them in for Maximillian 1934 games.

After I started painting the model I realised that the windscreen was actually flash that should have been cleaned up, but I ended up painting it instead.

The base is quite simple, I did not want to overdo the rocks, tufts, etc if it is meant to be on a dirt road.

 I also painted a few more of the accessories in the Rubicon Models Utility & Light Pole Set Three more lampposts and three more telegraph poles.

I would highly recommend this set if you are looking to add some street furniture to your games.


  1. Everything is superb and atmospheric here, the car, lampposts and telegraph poles....

  2. Very cool looking car - love the right hand drive.

  3. That caught my eye! I wonder where you'll be going with this?

  4. They look lovely Paul...
    I do like the colour of the car...

    All the best. Aly

    1. Thanks Aly, that Black Red does make a good base for a burgundy colour that I think fits well in the 1930's era

  5. These details really make a tabletop "pop"!
    Nice work Scrivs, I want that flat cap...
    Best wishes,

  6. Oh very nice indeed Mr Scrivs! Very atmospheric :o)

  7. Lovely car! The windscreen works a treat!
    Best Iain

  8. Wow! Those look great Paul. I can't wait to see what you have in store fore some Blitzkrieg CoC.


    1. Thanks Jim, working on more terrain right now

    2. Cool, looking forward to some more. Btw, what happens if a stuka hits a gas/Petro station.

  9. Great miniature as well as the scenery elements