The latest issue of Wargames Soldiers & Strategy has just arrived. The main theme in this issue is WW1 or Great War French and I have a four page article detailing how I 'scratch-built' a Chatillon-Panhard Balloon Lorry. The model was inspired by a Will's Cigarettes Card illustration - Military Motors No. 33 Motor Balloon Lorry (French).
Here is an image of the finished 1/56th scale lorry and balloon trailer on a simple display base.
While this is an image of the pre-painted model. Full details of both the build and the painting can be found on pages 46 - 49 of Wargames Soldiers & Strategy issue 77.
In addition to this Build article, there is another detailing the French Great War Diorama - Storming Out by Andrew Amain (see cover illustration) and an interesting article on how to build/convert the Hollywood Tank featured in the film Fury.
Further articles feature scenarios for WW1 French, a review of suitable figures and an article on French Paratroopers in Indo China in 1952. I have found the magazine full of interesting content and would recommend it as a great buy.