Working on a dio that will contain sheep, a Whippet and a Austin armoured car.
The Austin (MiniArt) has been completed earlier and the Whippet is nearing completion…
The Whippet is made by Meng, and doesn’t contain the decals I wanted, so these were kindly donated by @G-man69 . The red over white flashes are not included, while clearly visible on the photo of the original, so I painted them on. The Meng kit also doesn’t include the stowage bins, while they were on the real thing. I scrach built these.
Lastly, on the driver compartment roof, there are two brackets, but I cannot determine what is on them. Any idea?
Thanks Karl. The ones on the Austin are as listed in the instructions, yet much brighter than in the drawings. I like the contrast though!
The Whippet colour is NOT as on the instructions. If I did, it would be moss green. A discussion on Britmodeller led me to use a mix of SCC2 with Khaki Green 3 as a base colour (being a bit too dark losing colour).
A tad SCC2 mixed in with Dark Earth went on top.
I finished the Whippet last week, including the weathering. To fill up the storage bins I added a bunch of 2 gallon fuel cans and a funnel in one bin, and a tarpaulin in the other.
Comments are welcome, as always…
Thank you so much for the compliments Matthew. The kit was a pleasure to build and, because of the contrast, paint. Interestingly, painting instructions were not totally correct, as the picture of the original clearly shows a area that contains the red and white, whereas the instructions do not.