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WW2 French Halftracks and other vehicles in 1:56 (28mm) scale - designed for wargaming, cast in resin.
WW2 French Halftracks and other vehicles in 1:56 (28mm) scale - designed for wargaming, cast in resin.
120 backers pledged £8,396 to help bring this project to life.

About this project

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Who are we?

Mad Bob Miniatures focuses on the more esoteric items of World War Two equipment, that are rarely produced by the existing manufacturers. Our products are 1/56 scale (28mm) resin vehicles and artillery. We know how to make things sturdy and simple to assemble, while maintaining detail and accuracy. These models will be cast in resin and supplied unassembled and unpainted.

Why Kickstarter?

Expanding our ranges requires a lot of up front investment, mostly in time, but also in money. While we have full casting facilities, funds from this Kickstarter will allow us to add more casting vats which will speed up production.
Kickstarter also allows us to test the waters, to find out what will be popular and produce those items without the risk of an expensive flop.

What is in this campaign?

This project aims to bring French Halftracks and other vehicles to the wargaming table. Most of these vehicles are simply not available in this scale, and we believe they are sorely missed.

But this Kickstarter will not just be for the Franco-philes among us, many of these vehicles were used by other nations, and some designs were built upon by their new owners.

Part counts are provisional, if we can make something simpler to assemble without losing detail, we will.

Citroen-Kegresse P19 VDP:
These were used as troop transports, carrying 6 men plus driver into battle.
Suitable for French and German forces.
Three part kit.

Citroen-Kegresse P19 VLTT:
All terrain staff car and reconnaissance vehicle.
Suitable for French, Belgian, Polish, Danish, Italian and German forces.
Four part kit.

Our pricing structure is really simple, the more you want the less you pay per vehicle.

Shipping is an easy flat rate fee.

  • UK postage is free
  • EU postage is £3
  • Rest of the World postage is £5

We do not intend to do wave shipping, as the extra record keeping can cause issues.

Vehicles beyond this point will be available to select as pledge rewards once total funding reaches their 'unlock' level. Spread the word and get more people pledging so that we can produce more of these vehicles.

Citroen-Kegresse P19 25mm Portee:
Tank hunting halftrack with portee mounted light anti-tank gun
Suitable for French forces.
Four to five part kit.

Citroen-Kegresse P104:
Prototype armoured transport halftrack employed in small numbers.
Suitable for French forces in Thailand and Somaliland.
Two part kit

Panhard 165/175:
Near obsolete armoured car, used for reconnaissance duties.
Suitable for French forces in north Africa.
Eight part kit.

Panhard 165/175:
Armoured transport and scout vehicle, capable of carrying 7 men plus driver.
Suitable for French forces in north Africa.
Eight part kit.

Somua MCG
Artillery tractor, recovery vehicle and troop transport.
Suitable for French and German forces.
Four part kit.

Reihenwerfer auf Somua MCG
Somua MCG converted with multiple mortars into self-propelled artillery by Alfred Becker.
Suitable for German forces.
Six part kit.

7.5 cm Pak 40 auf Somua MCG:
Somua MCG converted into a self propelled anti-tank gun by Alfred Becker.
Suitable for German forces.
Two part kit.

  ACG-1 / AMC-35:
One of the better pre-war French tank designs, equipped with a 2 man turret.
Suitable for French, Belgian and German forces.
Three to four part kit.

Pionier-Panzerwagen auf Somua MCG: Somua MCG converted into a pioneer troop transport by Alfred Becker. Suitable for German forces. Four part kit.

Hotchkiss H39:
This kit will come with an optional trench rail, and optional gun barrels for the SA18 and SA38.
Suitable for French, German, Bulgarian and Hungarian forces.
Six part kit.


Geschützwagen 39H(f):
Hotchkiss tank converted into a self propelled anti-tank gun by Alfred Becker. This kit will come with the optional gun barrels for the 10,5cm howitzer and 7,5cm anti-tank gun.
Suitable for German forces.
Three part kit.
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Panzer 38H 735(f):
H39 with German turret hatch modification. This kit will come with an optional trench rail, and optional gun barrels for the SA18 and SA38.
Suitable for German, Bulgarian and Hungarian forces.
Six part kit.

wz.34 Halftrack:
Artillery tractor, recovery vehicle and troop transport. May include options for the C4P variant.
Suitable for Polish and German forces.
Four part kit.

Laffly S15 TOE
Near obsolete armoured car, used in north-Africa and the Levant.
Suitable for French forces.
Ten part kit.

Risks and challenges

The initial two designs are already in production in small quantities.
The third and fourth designs are ready to be printed.
The fifth and sixth design are close to completion.
The later designs have all the research done, and some have initial CAD work in progress.

Our last Kickstarter, Hungarian tanks, was a roaring success. Which took about as long to complete as expected. In that Kickstarter we planned for an additional month per £1000, resulting in a one year deadline. 95% of pledges were completed within that year.

We will be running a separate Kickstarter campaign to reproduce many of the vehicles above in 20mm scale. However this second project will require far less design work, as the most of the models will simply be scaled down from the models in this Kickstarter.

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