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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

HLBS Pierce Arrow Armoured Car


I have been adding yet more stuff to my Back of Beyond armoured support smorgasbord, as I have developed a strange attraction to early wheeled AFV's,  which to my eye just look really cool. The latest superfluous bit of kit is a 4 pdr equipped Pierce Arrow armoured car by the Honourable Lead Boiler Suit Company. This was tucked away in their nautical section where you'd least expect to find it, along with a splendid RNAS Seabrook armoured gun carrier. The Pierce Arrow was especially designed for use in Russia in WW1 as described in The Czars British Squadron, which is a brilliant book if you can find a copy. I am now seriously re-thinking my next Back of Beyond army so that I can use some of the armoured vehicles that I've acquired and so that I can have another go at scratch building an armoured train, which I'm itching to try out using Lego to speed things up.

4 comments:

  1. Rather smart! It has that wonderfully clunky 20's look.

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  2. Have you checked out Ironclad Mini's wheeled steam tanks? they have a few in their range; just trying to help you cope with your addiction!

    Thought you might be interested to know that while at Salute this year, I spoke to Nick Eyre to find out why Coppletsone's vehicles aren't on their new website. Apparently although Copplestone sold them, they were actually owned by HLBSC & were therefore not included in the deal between North Star & Copplestone. Nick said that he hoped to get the vehicles as well at some point this year

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  3. Always loved this armoured cars! Looks great!

    Greetings
    Peter

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  4. I wondered what had become of those...I hope they reappear.

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