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British Armoured Car Austin Mk IV (Masterbox 1:72)


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An inexpensive impulse buy a few weeks ago and a delight to build. Brush painted with Tamiya acrylics, with weathering from various oil and acrylic washes. Tried a bit of dry brushing with oils for the first time - happy with how it worked out. Markings from the box for a vehicle in France 1918. From my reading around it was likely with the 17th (Armoured Car) Battalion of the Tank Corps, although markings may be spurious. Thanks for looking.

 

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There is a photo of Austin with these marking so you are alright.

 

Nice result on what is a lovely kit . I built one some time ago as a 17th Bat. stationed in Ireland. There are some colourful 17th Bat cars out there. 

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That's a lovely little model. I didn't even know of the existence of this kit. You've done a grand job on it. Nice one.

 

John.

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Thanks - it was a surprise to see it in the shop. I was aware of Masterbox being known for 1:35 scale military figures, but was unaware of their 1:72 scale WW I kits. Currently building a Mk I “Female” tank - it’s equally enjoyable.

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Hi Simon. Fantastic results in the smaller scale! Very nicely done. 

Kind regards, 

Stix

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Great little build. I picked one up the other day for the same reasons. Stuck with a number of stalled builds I wanted something quick and easy to get he mojo flowing again. I did mine in Ukrainian markings.

 

Peter

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Lovely job.👍

 

I have always thought looking at the Austin that I wouldn't want to go round a corner at anything above a walking pace. Narrow wheel base and heavy armour plate must have made it sway like a sailing ship in a storm.

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Thanks for all the kind comments

On 3/29/2021 at 11:41 PM, Pedro1 said:

I did mine in Ukrainian markings.

Ooo - let’s see it!

 

21 hours ago, AltcarBoB said:

I have always thought looking at the Austin that I wouldn't want to go round a corner at anything above a walking pace. Narrow wheel base and heavy armour plate must have made it sway like a sailing ship in a storm.


bit like a 2CV with a flak jacket?

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On 3/30/2021 at 11:53 PM, SimonL said:

Thanks for all the kind comments

Ooo - let’s see it!

 


bit like a 2CV with a flak jacket?

 

Here you go:

 

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Hope you like it.

 

Peter

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That is made of a cobblestone set from Juweela, not cheap but very realistic.

 

Peter

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