Sunday, 19 February 2012

Italeri Autoblinda AB40 1/72.

Hello all,

 I have a fetish for all things WW2 Italian, I don't know why but I do. I like Italeri kits and this was good fun to build. Having separate tyres is a good send for a bone idle git like myself. Also my hand shakes like Gene Wilder's in "Blazing saddles" so it a lot easier to get a good finish.
I was going to paint some crew to go with this one but the first ones turned up late and when  I found my old ESCI crew the paint job needed a lot of work. It is a shame because you have a few options with open hatches.
A tip with this kit is if you choose the police version leave the front towing eye off tip after you have done the front decals. I made this mistake and decided to remove it and reattach it at the end.
Another nice touch is separate pioneer tools, they look a hell of a lot better than moulded ones.
I had to go for the colourful police version if I did another one I would choose the plane on but I am happy how the decals went on, a little bit of micro sol and job done.
A good wash with pro modeller dirt sets it off. Some pointed out that it would not be that colour and to be honest they are right. I should have used a sand wash.





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Cheers Rich.

5 comments:

Tim Gow said...

Very nice finish - and it sounds like a good kit too.

Erhntly said...

Hello Rich, nice weathering and good job. Bravo. .. But I think, meybi, need some weathering on decal :)

cheers.
Erhan

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Fab kit

Well done, at first glance with all that detail I was expecting a 1/35 model

Solo wargaming-on a budget! said...

Amazing work, well done!!

peter said...

Excellent work Rich! As allways I like the shading and weathering!

Greetings
Peter
http://peterscave.blogspot.com/