Thursday, 13 November 2014
Royal Air Force Rollers!
Again, just a quick update on the painting progress of the Rolls Royce Armoured Cars, this time the 1920 Pattern models.
The base colour for the two cars was Humbrol's Desert Tan Acrylic with the Vickers MGs a mixture of Vallejo Gunmetal and Black. The headlights were silvered and the decals were sourced from XtraDecal's RAF C and C1 Roundel set. The two cars are named after my two cats (British Short Hairs) and are respectively, HMAC China and HMAC Cheetah. Not sure about the veracity of the name China but Cheetah certainly did exist.
As I mentioned at the start of this series, the main difference between the 1914 and 1920 Pattern models (apart from the wheels) is the higher turret on the 1920s and the thicker, curvier, mudguards. I scratch built the Lewis guns mounted on the rear of the turret and a searchlight was added to the front of the turret.