After some mishaps the looted Universal Carrier is finally finished. First looking for suitable readymade rivets, before settling on using putty, delayed it a bit and then right when I thought I was done I noticed I had forgotten decals... Well here it is in all it's glory
But first I'd really like to thank my mysterious benefactor for this Christmas gift! It was definately a very thoughtful gift and there must have been quite a lot of thought put into it with all the bits and pieces gathered with the instructions! So a big thank you for an extremely fun build and a great model that will definately stand out on the gaming table!
The kit consists of a plastic Warlord Games Universal Carrier with a PaK36 and it's crew from one of their 251 sets. The gun actually doesn't require too much modification with only a small part being cut off from it's mounting and a gun shield being built from plasticard. The driver and machine-gunner are both the original British crewmen with just a headswap. The uniform looks remarkably same as the German one even when checking it close up.
As my other German stuff is painted with a soft tone 3-colour camouflage I decided to do the same on this one. I just painted it randomly with my airbrush trying to leave about equal shares of each paint shade showing. After adding chipping I applied a gloss coat followed by a few different enamel washes. The washes were allowed to set in before being wiped off vertically. This already provides nice variation to the paint scheme, but I decided to add some streaking with rust and oil shades. When removing the shade I had some issues with the basecoat peeling off again. Vallejo grey primer doesn't really seem to bind very well to flat surfaces. Luckily all of the areas where this happened were in the bottom part of the model so I was able to hide them with the final muddying up.
Awesome, love this one, splendid job on the colors!VastaaPoista
Thank you Phil!Poista
Fascinating model, is this a "what-if" or based on an actual example?VastaaPoista
Thanks Scott! It's based on a real model. Over the course of the war Germans captured hundreds if not thousands of these and some were converted to carry light anti-tank guns.Poista
Superb work! This looks very cool, such a unique and characterful vehicle, and nicely finished off. I'm impressed :-)VastaaPoista
Thank you Paul! It was definately a fun model to work on!Poista
You've done an amazing job on this lovely little kit! Your camo and weathering are superb.VastaaPoista
Thanks! Very kind words, especially coming from someone with your skill level!Poista
The final result is outstanding, congratulations :)VastaaPoista
Nice job! I'm working on one for the afrika korps right now.VastaaPoista
Thanks! Waiting to see what yours looks like when it's done then!Poista
A top job, I never knew the Germans converted allied vehicles, but I suppose why wouldn't they!VastaaPoista
Thanks Ray! With their production levels always being behind needs they did use quite a bit of allied vehicles both straight without changes and also modified versionsPoista
Great conversion and painting. Very cool to see something different like thisVastaaPoista