- I thought that I would try my hand at some simple sculpting with Kneadatite (in the form of a yellow and blue strip) as described in a recent magazine article . I wanted a cover for one of the turret bins (although I would show it as draped over the side of the bin) and an air identification panel (the orange panel shown here). Painted as described earlier. I think that they worked out OK and will try some more adventurous shapes on the next appropriate model.
- Various items from Accurate Armour were utilised: “British Modern Water Cans” (A006), “5-Gallon Oil Cans” (A017), “Commercial Bottled Water” (A042C), “British Bergens, Bedrolls, Helmets” (A023) and “7.62mm GPMG Ammo Boxes” (A016). They were painted and weathered with the products shown above.
- The identification number panel on the wire mesh side turret bin is supposed to have been painted on a piece of cardboard on the real vehicle. I used a piece of plastic card (styrene sheet), painted it the appropriate colour and fixed the number decal on.
- I am not altogether sure if such a vehicle would carry a large oil can? If not, I will call it artistic licence.
- The front turret bin looks a little bare. I might revisit it in the future with a sculpted cover or camoflage net, but at the time of writing I was running out of steam!
1. Model Military International, Brett Green, ADH Publishing, July 2013, p.28-29 (link)