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Italeri 1/35 M3A1 Scout Car
robw_uk
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Posted: Friday, July 31, 2020 - 02:22 AM UTC
I have been building ye olde Italeri M3A1 Scout Car, going to finish it a distressed white wash using the hair spray technique... Have enjoyed he build - an old kit but goes together mostly OK

Olive drab modulation on... photos look a lot greener than it actually is. Next up will be gloss & decals and then will try the hairspray technique for white wash















mlb63
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Posted: Sunday, August 02, 2020 - 12:09 PM UTC
Looking good. I should really get to work on my Airfix White Scout car. Its been sitting since 1976.
robw_uk
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Posted: Sunday, August 02, 2020 - 06:11 PM UTC

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Looking good. I should really get to work on my Airfix White Scout car. Its been sitting since 1976.



thanks... I would love to get the old Airfix Portee (only as there is no alternative in plastic), or maybe the US one with the gun on the back (think it is a dodge but not sure)
JohnTapsell
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Posted: Sunday, August 02, 2020 - 07:24 PM UTC
The Airfix Portee can be found in other boxes - always the same kit, just different boxes/producers.

Same with the several other 'Airfix' 1/35 scale kits of that era - most were originally released by Peerless/Max

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/airfix-08366-1-bedford-ql-gun-portee--147056

Airfix have never actually designed their own 1/35 scale kits - they've always reboxed them from other companies.

John
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Posted: Monday, August 03, 2020 - 05:24 AM UTC
Sorry I dont have the Airfix version. However I do have the Italeri version of that kit #241. By the way my White Scout Car cost me 2 pound 50 back in 1976.
robw_uk
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Posted: Monday, August 03, 2020 - 07:48 AM UTC

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Sorry I dont have the Airfix version. However I do have the Italeri version of that kit #241. By the way my White Scout Car cost me 2 pound 50 back in 1976.



expensive hobby ;-)
robw_uk
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Posted: Monday, August 03, 2020 - 11:23 PM UTC
Hobby Boss decal.s going on - even get a set for the dashboard which is a bonus (and only 1 small one lost)







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Posted: Tuesday, August 04, 2020 - 10:39 AM UTC
your build is great I love the decals.
robw_uk
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Posted: Tuesday, August 04, 2020 - 06:25 PM UTC

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your build is great I love the decals.



cheers Roy

rest of the decals on - now need to work out if I Should weather the green BEFORE moving on to whitewashing....











165thspc
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Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2020 - 03:45 PM UTC
I too built this vehicle. A very satisfying kit and very well detailed for its' age.

The one thing I changed/upgraded was to use some more recently produced 1/35th WWII gas cans with the correct 3-bar carry handles. It was not difficult to manufacture the support shelf on the bottom of the can and to add a tie down strap across the can.

I suppose you could simply cut off the older handles and add the 3-bar handles, discarding the rest of the newer can.
robw_uk
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Posted: Friday, August 14, 2020 - 07:30 AM UTC
Started weathering - panel line highlight. Also started on the stowage (not my best technique - couldn't really find a how-to on YouTube - any thoughts?)















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Posted: Friday, August 14, 2020 - 09:52 AM UTC

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Looking good. I should really get to work on my Airfix White Scout car. Its been sitting since 1976.



thanks... I would love to get the old Airfix Portee (only as there is no alternative in plastic), or maybe the US one with the gun on the back (think it is a dodge but not sure)



The Airfix Portee was an old Max/Peerless mould from the sixties and has been released regularly by italeri but without the 6 pdr which they sell seperately. Quite available and the current release even includes the 6 pdr: https://www.italeri.com/en/product/993/3/21

The Airfix US one you refer too was the 6x6 Dodge WC with a towed 6 pdr or the M6 GMC WC 55 4x4 with the 37mm gun, also easy to find in Italeri, Zvesda, Bilek, or Tomy labelling https://www.scalemates.com/kits/italeri-6555-m6-gun-motor-carriage-wc-55--1140445

Al
robw_uk
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Posted: Friday, August 21, 2020 - 06:17 AM UTC
battered... too battered??? (and battered literally - dropped it and front axle and drive shaft broke off - repair job needed). Also had a go at making stowage for the  windscreen shield and one wheel arch. Next stop hairspray and whitewash - maybe tomorrow

























robw_uk
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Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2020 - 03:39 AM UTC
Hairspray whitewash done. A little bit of shipping (enough?). Next up will be oil rendering with white to give some variation



























robw_uk
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Posted: Sunday, September 27, 2020 - 03:14 AM UTC
finally kicked myself to do some more work on this, added "dust" as a pre-cursour to mud effects (first time doing dust, used Mig old wood as it is the paint I was using elsewhere, should tone down when I add mud and then other pigments)







johncpo
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Posted: Sunday, September 27, 2020 - 04:03 AM UTC
I built a 1/35th old Peerless/ Zvenda model of this way back when in British North Africa service. I added three figures and other detailing. It's a great kit all around.
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Posted: Sunday, September 27, 2020 - 04:36 AM UTC
Great work, Robert!

Probably already mentioned that the Italeri kit is the Peerless/Max model. I built it back in the 70s. Dunno why but I love the White Scout Car! Really enjoying your model of it.
robw_uk
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Posted: Wednesday, October 07, 2020 - 06:24 PM UTC
been a while but getting close.. need to paint a few more bits of stowage (and may choose to do more) and then apply mud.....