Friday 25 January 2013

Home Made Tanks

Continuing the occasional series of pictures of Toy Soldiers.

Three home made tanks dating from the 1940's. The camouflaged tank looks like a hybrid between a WWI design but with a WWII turret. The maker has put a roller in the base so it moves around easily. The centre tank is made of wood with a more modern design and is dated to 1942. The smaller tank on the right is a classic example of wartime thrift and entrepreneurial spirit as the brother and sister that made this made others as well and sold them to a local toy shop!

These models and many more can be viewed at Bletchley Park and are part of a huge collection of wartime memorabilia.


  1. Great designs ideas must last. The camo tank (WWI and WWII turret) look very much like a the current Games Workshop 40k Leman Russ tanks :-)

  2. Great image - thanks for posting it.



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