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robw_uk

Miniart 1/35 AEC Mk1 Armoured Car

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progress... have not decided how much will be left open but going to do the full interior just in case.... and boy was the chair fiddly - almost every part of the frame broke!!!

 

38656069915_57d1c5b164_z.jpgIMG_20180107_090546 by Robert Worth, on Flickr

 

24684725427_df9f226716_z.jpgIMG_20180107_090554 by Robert Worth, on Flickr

 

38843177204_0efa74c16a_z.jpgIMG_20180107_090603 by Robert Worth, on Flickr

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i have the MK2 so ill be following this to pick up a few tips.

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30 minutes ago, noeyedears said:

i have the MK2 so ill be following this to pick up a few tips.

very very flimsy pieces.... be careful....

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thats me and my sausage fingers knackered then :lol:

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no photos but started on the engine and transmission assemblies... man there are some VERY (1mmx1mm) small parts... not all being put on then as I am sure some wont be visible.... think the interior will be painted this weekend once the M4 is glossed

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That looks like a really nice kit. I will be interested to see your build of it. :popcorn:Looking good so far. :thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix 

 

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Nice progress. Miniart do like their tiny parts. The results usually look great in the end though.

 

Andy:cat:

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off white interior painted (slight pre-shade of sandy brown)... Mr Color paint not the best painting. Going to paint the detail and weather before i decide if the front will be on show.... also need to paint the engine bay before its all buttoned up

 

39669135201_800135f140_z.jpgIMG_20180113_165318 by Robert Worth, on Flickr

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oooooops - didnt notice that the off white paint was GLOSS!!!!! guess matt varnish will dull it down - will get some matt for the turret....

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oops :lol:

 

looking nice anyway. B)

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well a quick brush test on the gloss that is behind the storage bin - matt varnish works so thats this one saved. will do some detail painting this afternoon. Cant find any references so going to have to go with what are in the instructions/look good....

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looking nice on the inside!

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Great work on the interior Rob! Nicely detailed. :thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix

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interior weathered and started on the engine compartment. not 100% happy with the colour of the fuel tank - believe some engine parts (engine block for example) on some WWII allied vehicles was a blue colour. think this is a bit too green.... but still have the option to button it up

 

39734641862_c95d4974a9_z.jpgIMG_20180118_194713 by Robert Worth, on Flickr

 

25894584678_f695a1ca01_z.jpgIMG_20180118_194742 by Robert Worth, on Flickr

 

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38867676165_028af91060_z.jpgIMG_20180118_194836_1 by Robert Worth, on Flickr

 

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oh boy this is fiddly.... sides on, started on the underneath - think that is going to be challenging when it comes to painting. i may brush paint the underside, think that may be easier as the engine has to be painted before being fitted (any thoughts on colour??)

 

24930008677_9631b5918f_z.jpgIMG_20180120_154900 by Robert Worth, on Flickr

 

39768682892_60dd5bf978_z.jpgIMG_20180120_154924 by Robert Worth, on Flickr

 

24930005407_560c2f367c_z.jpgIMG_20180120_160216 by Robert Worth, on Flickr

 

39800397551_e6b76738af_z.jpgIMG_20180120_180221 by Robert Worth, on Flickr

 

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no idea on the engine colour. the  promo pics show it looking black all over, and a couple of builds (one on britmodler) have been done with black block, head and transfer case with an ally crankcase. is this correct, no idea. not much help im afraid.

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23 hours ago, noeyedears said:

no idea on the engine colour. the  promo pics show it looking black all over, and a couple of builds (one on britmodler) have been done with black block, head and transfer case with an ally crankcase. is this correct, no idea. not much help im afraid.

thanks for that... still not sure what colour (may be black primed steel & rusty exhaust area... 

 

anyway, 30+ engine done (some parts 1mm big!!!!!!) and started on the underside. I will need to paint the rear underside and engine before much more progress....

 

28054561839_eb84a43aae_z.jpgIMG_20180121_220155 by Robert Worth, on Flickr

 

39123649574_b93e03bdae_z.jpgIMG_20180121_220136 by Robert Worth, on Flickr

 

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That's good looking progress Rob. That engine looks nicely detailed. :thumbsup: But I'm afraid I cannot help with the colour.

Kind regards,

Stix

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engine painting started.... after 2 minutes research it seems "black" is the colour... so went with black-grey mixed with gunmetal for a bit of patina... i will be highlighting with german grey mixed with steel (should lighten it), some parts picked out in oily steel and some rusting....

 

have painted the radiators the same colour and some engine room piping. that may get some rusty patches but not thinking the desert would generate much rust?

 

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engine done, bit of steel, grey, black, rust and dry brushing to accentuate... still not sure if i will leave the engine cover open but has been good practice for the Scammel which has an expose engine (at least the sides).... need to paint the chassis close to it before trying to add it in... 

 

26038265088_4d5a0d77b8_z.jpgIMG_20180126_161547 by Robert Worth, on Flickr

 

39012428175_2bbd9cf125_z.jpgIMG_20180126_161605 by Robert Worth, on Flickr

 

 

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looks good to me!

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1 hour ago, noeyedears said:

looks good to me!

thanks... tempted to add more steely parts - maybe the bit at the side below the exhaust - not sure, will sleep on it

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