Just another quick one because I am rather excited. This is a Russian made T-55 Main Battle Tank, as used by both the Nigerian and Finnish army (Hmm, very useful indeed!).
This one is a 1/55 scale die-cast model I bought on eBay. It is a James Bond collectable replica from the film Golden Eye (you may remember the scene when Bond drives one through a wall). It wasn't cheep, costing me £15 including the postage, but that is still cheaper than buying a resin tank. I have another one on the way too.
It obviously comes ready assembled and painted, so I can use it right away. In all probability I will repaint it at some point, as it looks a bit flay and boring in real life, as it has been painted a flat green with no highlighting or shading, let alone weathering.
To those who don't know 1/55 scale is just about right for 28mm, and finding military vehicals in that scale is something of a coup. Here it is in my garden with it's happy owner- a Nigerian Army peace keeper.