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Lanchester 4x2 Armoured Car

Copper State Model 1/35


This is CSM's new WWI era Lanchester armoured car. It's quite a simple little kit compared to some of the armour mega-kits that come from a lot of manufacturers these days. Despite the simplicity though, it really is a joy to put together. The fit is just about perfect, and the whole thing was built up and ready for paint in only 4 days. There's some really nice example of moulding to, like the front fenders which are thin enough to almost pass for being photo etched, and the wheel spokes which are remarkably thin for an injection moulded part.


There are a couple of errors in the kit. The little bump on top of the turret is a socket for a flag, and it should be closer to the turret roof hatch rather than at the front edge. Also the insides of the rear wheel arches should be panelled off, instead of being open as they are here. Neither of them are big deals though and are pretty easy to fix.


CSM have a photo etch set in the works for this kit, although to be honest, I don't think it's really necessary. They do have some nice figures though which should work well for a diorama.


This one's painted with Gunze RLM 65 and RLM 76 in a rough representation of Admiralty light grey
































Thanks for looking





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Great job. So many nice little touches on it. I quite fancy one, it would look good next to my Roden RR armoured car. 



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love it.

Although such vehicles do look like entries to the Red Bull Soapbox races!:D




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That's amazing. I'm so glad I logged in for a quick browse. 

Every single aspect is superb but if I had to pick a favourite part it would be the wooden planks. They look so real. 

Congratulations on such a brilliant build, 

All the best,  Martin 

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Thanks for all the comments guys.


13 hours ago, Bullbasket said:

Have a look at this one http://www.track-link.com/gallery/10944 A bit different from the usual cammo scheme.


Thanks for the link John. The Lanchester looks great in that camo. It's one of the Belgian operated vehicles. I did at one point consider doing it on this build, as it's one of the included marking options.



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Pretty impressive Andy.  Like your choice of colours and the weathering is again superb.


These guys must have have lots of "Good Hope" to be driving around anywhere near combat in one of these.  Brave boys!!


Take care,



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