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1/35 Medical Universal Carrier


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I know, I know another kit, but these are relatively small and you don't need to add lots of gubbins/stowage.

 

I was inspired by this photo of New Zealand infantry (I believe) which shows a couple of chaps with a universal carrier decked out to recover injured from the battlefield

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so the building began and being a tamiya kit it went together well....although there is a issue which i shall share shortly

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Made the jerry can carrier out of some plasticard L and strip with added copper posts, the front bin has been added and the 37 pattern medical bag is made out of a large pack and some folded in half 3mm masking tape to make a strap

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Now here is the mystery of the kit if you notice the front suspension/bogie set up is wrong, the spring is on the wrong way around and also the peg was upside down i checked and double checked these so i fitted in and more than likely will be covered by something or left I don't know......its really weird and the other one of these kits I have is fine. Also as you can see the hood sticks and cross members are made out of copper wire all the glue and edges were tidied up.

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Watered down PVA glue and tissue for the canvas, i was going to use linen but it didn't look right, at least this will sag etc and conform alittle bit easier than fabric.

 

and thats where we currently are, just waiting for the glue to fully dry and that means I can get paint on the tracks :D 

 

Cheers

Jonathan

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Interesting project mind if I take a seat?

Great progress so far looking forward to the next update now

 

    Stay safe         Roger 

 

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1 hour ago, Hamden said:

Interesting project mind if I take a seat?

Great progress so far looking forward to the next update now

 

    Stay safe         Roger 

 

Feel free, I like doing these sorts of vehicles, of course gun tanks, assault guns etc are awesome but something about the medical/logistics side of things that I sometimes think gets forgotten. 

 

Cheers 

Jonathan 

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On 02/05/2021 at 09:58, BIG X said:

Nice work Jonathan - I always love something a bit different.

 

Steve

 

different is good and tbh I do the same with my military vehicles, my 90 is a marked up as a medical support vehicle, irony of which, I bought it years ago and marked it up then started working for the ambulance service lol 

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so slight update as I am on my long week of shifts so thus far:

 

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vallejo black mecha primer sprayed on and looks thick but its very shiney when it goes on but dries a wonderful matt black smooth finish

 

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Tried a different approach to the SCC15, as the colour I normally use gums up the airbrush for some odd reason so what I have done is use vallejo Olive grey then mix a few drops of camo olive green and it gets you to something close to SCC15.

 

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For the canvas that looks REALLY stark is based in matt white then some watered down coats of off white as this will be a good base for weathering and of course the red crosses.

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And the daring bit, free handing red crosses.......red on white can turn to pink rather bloody quickly lol, but joys of this is that they would be hand painted in the field so different shapes/sizes are ok (usually as part of the painting guides/pams would be 2/3rds the size of the over all square so if you use a 30inch square the cross should be 20inches across)

 

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And decals on awaiting weathering i have marked this up as 50th infantry division.

 

Thats all so far

 

Cheers

Jonathan

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Nice subject.

I can remember thinking the same about the bogies on a carrier I built many moons ago.

Turned out I had some pieces on wrong left hand spring on right hand bogie or somesuch (Which I suspect you've done as well :whistle:). Luckily I caught it before the glue was dry! Trouble is they look right until you compare them.

Tom

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I FIXED IT! lol 

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luckily I didnt glue the road wheels/return rollers in so I have put the road wheel and the return on the wrong pegs on the bogie frame now this is resolved, tracks are on and varnish is drying, I use winsor and newton mat varnish, relatively tough stuff and dries quick but I always give it a good few hours if not over night.

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