Bolt Action Citroen Civilian 4,500kg Truck with Canopy

In addition to the Bolt Action Citroen Civilian 1000kg Dropside Truck I also bought a slightly bigger truck, the Citroen Civilian 4,500kg Truck with Canopy.

Citroen made many of these trucks in the 1930s and 1940s.

Citroen Civilian 4,500kg Truck with Canopy

The pack contains a resin and metal kit, this is a nice clean casting.

Citroen Civilian 4,500kg Truck with Canopy

Citroen Civilian 4,500kg Truck with Canopy

See more work in progress with this model.

Citroen Civilian 1000kg Dropside Truck

I decided that my partisan band for Bolt Action might need some transport, so did I think about getting an armoured car, well I did think about getting a Char B1, but in the end I got the Warlord Games Bolt Action Citroen Civilian 1000kg Dropside Truck.

Citroen Civilian 1000kg Dropside Truck

The model comes in a blister pack and comprises a clean resin casting and some metal components.

Citroen Civilian 1000kg Dropside Truck

As with many models I like to see what the original vehicle looked like and also what others have done with their models. The original Citroen truck was derived from a car.

Citroen B15

Citroen B15

Citroen B15

Citroen B15

Citroen B15

I have always found painting civiliian vehicles slightly troublesome, military vehicles are usually very drab, matt and weathered. Civillian trucks however are “colourful”.

So hoping some people have some useful ideas or methods they would like to share in the comments.

Bolt Action Civilian 1000Kg Dropside Truck

For Bolt Action I am in the process of painting some partisans to fight Simon’s Italians. I have been looking for some vehicles, my first choice was the Tamiya 1/48th scale Citroen. Though relatively easy to find online, it is a plastic kit, slightly larger scale-wise for Bolt Action scale models.

What I didn’t realise until recently was that Warlord Games actually make a fair few civilian models for Bolt Action.

Looking through the Bolt Action website I quite liked the look of the Civilian 1000Kg Dropside Truck.

Bolt Action Civilian 1000Kg Dropside Truck

The other civilian vehicles in the French range also look quite useful. In the main I will use them as scenery or as objectives.