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.


6 comments:

  1. Soooooooo Cool! Masterly mate! Oh yeah, the wing strut thingys arrived :)

    Cheers

    Al

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  2. Thanks Mate!. Glad to hear the struts arrived.
    Cheers
    Col

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  3. Fantastic Work,- Great Fun to watch and follow.
    Are you available for commissions???
    Kind Regards
    Wolfgang

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  4. Thank you Wolfgang, for your kind words. If you can send me your email address as a comment (I won't publish it of course!) we can discuss the matter further.
    Cheers
    Col

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