What is this I hear you ask, two post in three days? What ever next!!!!! But yes I have had this on the side for a week now waiting to post it, in fact I have a few bits and bobs already and waiting to shove in peoples faces and say "Look at this pony!"
This is a great little kit from JB models and badge under the Airfix flag. I was chuffed to monkeys with Airfix taking these moulds over.
Simple kits with about twenty five parts or so that fit well. This one is a mix of the M113 body and Saladin turret. It took about an hour or so between beers to build and about five minutes to spray with a can of Humbrol 86 olive green. I am trying to use the spray cans on jobs that on have one colour to save the hassle of cleaning the airbrush.
|The tracks and wheels are all one piece so it is ideal for war gamers and lazy gits like me.|
|The barrel got drilled out with an unsteady hand but it seems to have worked. i have seen people drill out the smoke dis chargers but that is way beyond me even without a beer!|
|I forgot to paint the head lights and the decals got forgotten about in the beery haze that followed. I started weathering and then thought decals, shit!|
|I am not sure what makes it Australian without the decals but if I say it enough people will believe it.|
|The Ariel's are made from paint brush bristles which I read some where and look a hell of a lot better than the florist wire I have been using. It bends as well which is a bonus for the likes of me.|
|A bit of stowage wouldn't go a miss and black dog do a range of Vietnam kit, but I am not sure about the Aussie kit though.|
The rest of the weathering is the faithful MiG weathering powder plastered all over the place.
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Cheers for looking, Rich.