Wednesday 10 August 2022

More Minerva

It's a tad difficult modelling here in the UK at the moment due to the high temperatures which quite frankly we are not used to. An english summer usually has plenty of the wet stuff but we've had no significant rain for some time now. So painting is pretty much out as the paint dries far too quickly & I've had to pick my moments to get some modelling done on the minerva as it's like a bloody oven in the cave!

So only a very small update but the chassis is on it's wheels. The spokes look great, very similar to the lanchester and the rest of the suspension has also been added. Next will be some painting when I can manage it.


Friday 5 August 2022

Minerva Armoured Car Engine

A little more progress on the model and some detailing of the engine. Just some ignition wiring and a few extra bits of pipework added here to the already lovely looking engine. Next I'll work on the axles and wheels.


Tuesday 2 August 2022

Minerva Armoured Car Build Begins

Finally cracked the box last night and made a start on the model. As usual the detail is exceptional and the parts fit perfectly. So far the chassis is done and work has started on the engine.  

Monday 1 August 2022

M114 Paint Part 2

I've now got some different paint for the model, Hataka's rather nice set for MASSTER & Duel Tex schemes. These are acrylics and the colours look really good. So once the model was re-primed today I sprayed the sand colour using these paints. I did find that it was a bit thick but the paint sprayed fine. Afterwards I discovered that it was not airbrush ready paint and should have been thinned.

However the end result looks very good indeed, much better than the original colour I used plus it dries to a really nice matt finish. So next will be the camo pattern again using the hataka colours earth red, forest green & night black. Fingers crossed it goes better this time.