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Morning all, I haven't done a WIP in a while so I thought I might have a go with the new Airfix BE2c (1:72). I'm planning to do this as an "out of the box" build-apart from one or two scratchbuilt details along the way. First, the kit. A nice, small and sturdy box The contents. Exceptionally good decals, very neat! Clear windscreens without any blemishes, the only problem is that they are terribly small! The sprues- one or two ejector pin marks on the inside of the fuselage- but these are out of sight when the cockpit is fitted. Sam
Help needed on colors for post war army vehicles in 1/35. Recently completed, from the "shelf of doom" a champ, 3 short wheelbase Land Rovers, 1 Long wheel base Land Rover, 2 Centurion Tanks, 1 Ferret and an Antar Tank transporter.....all stalled again due to something they all have in common and I cannot get right. They all have canvas tops, exteriors or mantlets. What is the color of said items? with so many vehicles stalled it has been easy to paint each in individual colors and pick the one that is nearly right. I have used various shades of green, forest, russian, drab, even gone to the other end of the spectrum and used Khaki with various shades, grey, drab, I have tried various shades of sand, anything and none look right......so any suggestions? These are post war, generally between 1960 -1980. There are a lot of vehicle enthusiasts who buy the real thing and renovate with "new" canvas, thats not right, these new canvases appear to light, bleached and out of character of the vehicle....When brand new and issued complete with vehicles they were a close matched "Bronze Green" but not quite I drove many of said vehicles and cannot remember....... Over a period of time, these green canvases turned to a lightish grey....I remember the Centurion ARVs penthouse turning to a very light grey, Centurion Mantlet and the Bedford 4 tonner.....any ideas are welcome