During Archduke Piccilo and I's recent foray into Operation scale WWII games I needed to dramatically increase my logistics units for the Romanians. As part of my Early War Desert Italian forces I was quite short on trucks so I went for the cheap version and simply press ganged several toy trucks into the fold.
Here in NZ, the Corgi Cadbury toy trucks are everywhere . I can usually pick up three for $5 so I managed to by around 12 of them about a year ago. They are not 1/72, slightly larger but I don't mind as they are close enough.
A simply spray paint, wash and dry brush has provided me with a emergency backup if I need a lot of trucks at once. Two of the eight are below:
I will add a final highlight to the trucks ( to tidy up a lot of the bad dry brushing) and some Italian unit markings but on the whole I am happy with the results.
Merry Christmas to you all !