Yesterday, I returned 2 Britannia Panzerjager 1's back to Grubby Tanks. I had bought these with some troops for the invasion of France and Barbarossa, but I found the quality to be so sub par I don't want them.
And then there were plenty of holes in the back and front you can't see in those pics.
I had high hopes that my first order in 4 years would see nice, clean casts, but tbh, they only got worse? I still have some casts in my spares box from the late owner and they are superior to these. Yes, I could go and clean all the holes, and yes, they are not that expensive. And yes, all of his metal casts except one were fine too. I'm just not going to buy any more Britannia vehicles period.
Also, I spent my holiday reading up on the aftermath of Market Garden, and then mainly the Overloon area and the thrust towards Meijel and Asten, south of Deurne (where I was born). Spotted this picture in The Forgotten Battle and I thought, that's no Sturmgeschutz. That's a Jagdpanzer IV with the 7.5 cm Pak 39 L/48 without a muzzle break if I'm not mistaken?
Recently I picked up a Dutch book about 25 years liberation of Oploo (N/NW of Overloon) and this had a nice shot of a destroyed 250/251?
It's listed as one of the 5-6 armoured cars that tried to escape to St. anthonis and the German lines and killed Lt Col Silvertop in the process (cause having a meeting in the middle of the road with high ranking officers is....well...
) A few of the armoured cars are listed as having a crew of 4, while others had 6-9 casualties...making me think it''s a mix of 251's and 250's?
I'm also curious to what the raised bit on top is?