Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Revell (Matchbox) Monty's Caravan

Good evening!

I hope you are all feeling well, and that none of you have a cold or the flu, like I've had for the whole damned week!

Here`s some more Christmas work. This time it`s the full sheebang, Monty`s Caravan itself (or in this case, a generic Ausstralian Command truck).


Very nice but quite a fiddly kit, if I remember.


The ladder was added to the back, and the rolled tarp was made of kleenex rolled up and glued.


Here is our first commander. I don't know his name yet, but if anyone knows their ANZAC Generals, please offer a name.

EDIT- He has now been repainted as General D. Eisenhower.


And here is the man himself, Bernard Montgomery. More of a novelty piece, since he was not directly on the field with the ANZACs, but I took a little extra time painting this one.


Brilliant kit. Definitely recommend (also, the cabin was originally from an Italian truck, so it could be removed, placed on an Italian chassis, and a bed made for the remaining British chassis.)


Thanks for reading, and don`t worry, there`s PLENTY more to come!

Up Next- Airfix M3 Grant

FF

5 comments:

  1. Nice work, it's a great litte kit. looks like you managed to assemble yours without breaking the axles like I did! Good idea with the ladder and rolled tarp. WIll you be doing the Dingo as well?

    Hope the cold and flu improves, laid up myself at the mo!

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    1. I have already posted the dingo, it`s with the Humber a couple posts back. I was close to breaking the axles though, very frustrating (at least it wasn`t as hard to build as those complex Revell kits like the Morser and Tractor!)

      Thanks!
      FF

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    2. Sorry, missed that! Thanks for the heads up.

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  2. Great stuff. The addition of ladder and tarp are a nice touch. What colours did you use on the tarp?

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    1. I used a colour that was actually a mix, between Light Olive Drab (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31RHaQ1nPWL._SL500_AA300_.jpg) , and Armour Sand (http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MzUwWDM1MA==/$(KGrHqJ,!i4E8Ueq7iDHBPPCvQ5V-!~~60_35.JPG), both from Model Master (but obviously you can find counterparts for each of them).

      Thanks!
      FF

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