In between my commission work I've been pondering 20mm Winter of '79 stuff, here's where we are, buildings wise I think I'll use Metcalfe, Scalescenes and Skaledale, these are either card or pre painted so don't need much tarting up. The photo below shows the Metcalfe corner shop in redbrick, the only thing you really need to do is paint the external folds a suitable colour or you can see the white card on the external folds. easy to do and just takes 10-15 mins per building.
Vehicles are the excellent Oxford diecast, a local model shop was closing so I got a load for 30% off, 70s-80s vehicles including a "Professionals" Capri, a Tonibell Ice Cream van/VBIED and a Green Goddess to put the fires out.
A few more armed civilians knocked up mainly some old Hotspur, assisted by Liberation.
I've got a reasonable selection now, have to think of a leader and standard perhaps ? Dougie