Google+ Panzerserra Bunker- Military Scale Models in 1/35 scale: AEC Mk III British Armoured Car - case report
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quinta-feira, 27 de dezembro de 2012

AEC Mk III British Armoured Car - case report

        Well, after Christmas, taking advantage of the British tide!!
Let's hear the Old Man !!!

        AEC Mk III British Armoured Car, by Accurate.
Armoured car AEC Mk III with 75mm gun
AEC Mk III with tyres in reversed instalation...

AEC Mk III - 3 views George Bradford drawing


The kit:
        I got this old kit from Accurate on eBay. my luck that I got for a bargain ...
AEC Mk III from Accurate Armour
        The kit's box: multimedia kit, with resin, PE and white metal parts


Accurate's booklet
The white metal parts: transmission, suspensiuon and axes..

The hull: a brick of resin....

Turret and wheels...

Accurate AEC resin kit, before the cleaning....

The "organic" PE sheet, very simple...
       I started the building by the book, assembling the lower parts of the hull. To built the metal parts in the resin, I use the Panzerserra's mixing glue technic: First, I use superglue (cyanoacrylate) to stabilized the part (minimum drop only) in one little part of the surface to be glued. Around this area with cyanoacrylate, I apply epoxy glue (the fast version) without one contact to another. The principle is that cyanoacrylate glue stabilizes the part while the epoxy truly promotes adhesion.
Building the AEC's belly...


The AEC armoured car on her own feet ...
Some little and necessary upgrades...
The Royal Ordnance QF 75 mm metal gun from Jordi Rubio...Much better than the Accurate's kit...
        I hate turrets without movement...Not for play, but the turret with movement prevents gun damage....To turn my turret moveable, I built a small device to allow the rotation: plasticard and screw, glued in the hull's top.
The movement device: fast and easy...
       Now, a little trick for the gun alignment: inserting a drill bit in the muzzle brake to align the gun barrel in horizontal...
Alignment is visible with the drill bit in the muzzle brake
       The British Girls is almost ready...


       Adding plastic and metal details:


      The aerial is an acupuncture needle....

       A size comparison with AEC Mk I:
The two AECs cars, side by side....
        White primer:


       And another interesting pic: Notice the size of the armoured car, side by side with Sherman Mk V. The wheeled girl is very huge !!!
AEC mk III and Sherman MkV. Two huge girls...
       The kit does not come with decals. For my vehicle markings, I found this reference:
AEC Mk III from 2nd Household Cavalry Regiment, 8th Corps, Normandy, 1944. 
      I made my own decals using a HP Laserjet Color and transparent decal papers:
Household Cavalry markings...
         But, first of all, let's to paint the girl...Green and tonal variations...




 And the best part: the decals !!!



       After the weathering, the AEC Mk III was ready for action.
AEC Mk III from 2nd Household Cavalry Regiment, 8th Corps - left view

Notice the searchlight

AEC Mk III from 2nd Household Cavalry Regiment, 8th Corps - right side


AEC Mk III from 2nd Household Cavalry Regiment, 8th Corps - rear view

AEC Mk III from 2nd Household Cavalry Regiment, 8th Corps - left side


        It's a shame that the big Companies do not inject these models in plastic...

Thanks for follow, Boys !!!

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