I will note here that there are several different scales and manufacturers of busses available and at wildly varying prices. These were the nicer of the 1/48ish scale that I found. I picked them up from a store in the otherwise touristy Buggiba at 12 euros for 3. The exact same models were 8 euros each in the airport store. Caveat emptor!
Not being a Bedford expert, I believe that these were from a primarily post war series but a handful were built in '39 and they look right, so I am not going to sweat the details.
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At this point, I am not sure how I am going to proceed, My initial thought was a simple conversion with the windows as is. As I look through various period conversions, I am now leaning toward armoured radiators and rifle ports in plated over windows. This will involve a lot more modelling work though. Much to ponder and more to follow.