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Armor/AFV: Early Armor
WWI and other early tanks and armored cars.
Hosted by Darren Baker
Whippet Details
Massachusetts, United States
Joined: December 02, 2014
KitMaker: 109 posts
AeroScale: 4 posts
Posted: Monday, January 19, 2015 - 12:32 AM UTC
Hello All,

After a long and forced hiatus, Iím building (finally) an older Emhar Mark A Whippet in 1/35 scale. Aside from all of the filling, filing, scraping, sanding, swearing, etc., Iíve added Fruilmodel tracks and purchased a PanzerShop resin conversion kit. It contains some parts with which I am not at all familiar:
1.) There are about a dozen pieces of what I believe are supposed to be detachable steel-bracketed wooden blocks (judging from a color Whippet diagram I saw online) used for traction in mud. They are often depicted hanging from the tankís hull at various points. My question here is what color was the metalóunpainted steel?
2.) There are two fender skirts (for lack of a better term) to be suspended over the tracks between the hull-mounted angle irons, fore and aft. Iíve seen a couple of photos of these but it is unclear to me: are they sheet metal or possibly canvas? What color are they supposed to be? Were they hung with springs or chain? I canít seem to find any definitive information on them.
3.) What color were the jerry cans and the ammo boxes?
Any help from any of you knowledgeable folks would be greatly appreciated.