Saturday, 14 April 2012

Italian attack-bike

The LRDG needs some sort of opposition when they’ll attack airfields later this year. When I saw this 20mm model, “20/123 Motortricycle with troops”, from Skytrex, I knew I had worthy opponents.
Compare this tricycle with what the Space Marines drive around with in 40K... Those guys got power armour, and big-ass guns.
These guys got an unarmoured tricycle with a crummy machine gun. They do have steel helmets, and they must have balls of steel. After painting this and thinking about the guts you need to stand there shooting, not to mention sitting idly by and wait to load the MG (if you're in luck...), well, I will not make any more jokes about the Italian Army. At least not today…
I painted this in the same way I paint my 6mm Italians. It looks okay in the flesh, but a bit crude in close-up. Anyway, it will be nice to have in place when we start playing.
All paints Vallejo unless stated otherwise.

Uniform – 847 Dark Sand, wash of Citadel Devlan Mud and a wet drybrush of Dark Sand over it.
Bags – 819 iraqui Sand
Water bottle – 836 London Grey
Skin – 955 Flat Flesh
Metal – Citadel Chainmail
Shoes, belt – Humbro 62 Leather

916 Sand Yellow, Citadel Devlan Mud, drybrush with 976 Buff
Tyres 862 Black Grey


  1. Interesting model, I like seeing something different and the Italian kit always seems to look unique. Nice work paints wise.

  2. Oh sweet lord, that is a strip-fed MG, isn't it? If it is, re-loading while travelling over anything other than smooth tarmac will be impossible and you will have to stop...

  3. Very nice and unusual model. Very nice painted!