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2008 WarWheels.Net Hobby Modelling Awards

AKA "The Wheelies"

Due to the unprecedented amount of armored car/wheeled fighting vehicle (WFV) related modeling products that have been released this year, we have decided to start a new tradition for WarWheels.  That new tradition is to publicly recognize what we consider the best armored car/ WFV related model products released in each calendar year.  These Awards are called the “WarWheels.Net Hobby Modeling Awards”, AKA “The Wheelies”.

 

We are awarding a certificate to the manufacturers who we have deemed to be the winners of awards in each of the following three (3) categories:

 

Best Armored Car/WFV Model Kit (Any Medium)

Best Armored Car/WFV Aftermarket Item

Best Armored Car/WFV Reference (Book/Magazine/CD-ROM)

 

By our definition, an armored car/WFV is any wheeled vehicle that is armored (either with or without weapons) OR a wheeled vehicle that is un-armored, but is equipped with weapons AND the vehicle has a primary purpose of offensive or defensive combat operations including reconnaissance.  The only exceptions to this definition are motorcycles.  For example, a “deuce and half” cargo truck with a machine gun mounted is NOT considered a WFV; but a Vietnam Era M35 Gun Truck IS considered a WFV.

 

Although we accepted nominations and choices from the modeling public to help us make our decision, ultimately we made the final decisions based upon our subjective thoughts and beliefs.  Any blame should be placed solely upon us.

 

Without further ado, here are your winners of the 2008 Wheelies!!

 

 

Dave Haugh - Co-Editor

Patrick Keenan - Co-Editor and Webmaster

 

 

2008 Best Armored Car/WFV Model Kit

Place

Product

Manufacturer Scale
1st

Humber Scout Car Mark I with K Guns: D-Day Version (35016)

Bronco Models 1/35
2nd

Centauro Tank Destroyer (Italian:386 & Spanish Versions:388)

Trumpeter Models 1/35
3rd

Rolls Royce Model 1914 Armored Car (35.1185)

Resicast 1/35

 

2008 Best Armored Car/WFV Model Aftermarket Item

Place

Product

Manufacturer Scale
1st

Humber Scout Car Decal Set (35064)

Bison Decals 1/35
2nd

Jeep Instruments & Placards (35241)

Archer Fine Transfers 1/35
3rd

Fighting Compartment Upper Plates for Sdkfz 234/4 (L35A020)

Griffon Models 1/35

 

2008 Best Armored Car/WFV Reference (Book, Magazine, CD-ROM)

Place

Product

Author Publisher
1st

Civil Wars - Volume 1: The Gun Trucks

Moustafa Assad Blue Steel Books
2nd

Cadillac-Gage V100 Commando Walkaround

David Doyle Squadron-Signal Publications
3rd

Humber Mk I/II Scout Car (Army Wheels in Detail (AW2)

Petr Brojo Capricorn Publications