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Friday, 10 May 2019

MORRIS CS9 ARMOURED CAR

Starting the task of equipping my BEF platoon with Support List options. 
This is a 28mm scale Morris CS9 light armoured car, its a resin model available from Warlord games. 



As mentioned above the body of the vehicle is resin, the wheels,axil and turret is metal.

The figure is not included, I used a plastic late war British infantry figure from a Bren carrier, modified his helmet to suit the early war period and fixed him in place within the turret opening. 
Underside view of the vehicle shows the thin metal axils which had to be reinforced with green stuff as they kept on separating from the body of the vehicle. 
I replaced the metal ATR supplied with a plastic one from my Perry plastic 8th army kit.
 
view showing the positioning of the figure within the turret, his legs were trimmed so that they are just off the floor of the vehicle.

Two tiny earth magnets have been secured on the underside of the figures legs and a thin sheet of metal has been super glued on the floor of the vehicle turret mount. This will allow the magnets to secured the turret on the vehicle and also allow for rotation of the turret.

Completed vehicle, I used the my painting technique for painting British armour.
The base colours I used for the vehicle were Vallejo Model Colour  (50:50 mix of Olive Grey and Russian Uniform)  and Vallejo Model colour German Cam Dark Green.
Once the base coats were down I used VMC Iquai sand mixed in to lighten each of the base colours using the painting method mentioned in the link above. 




 

 


Cheers John 

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