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Saturday, 14 December 2019

A11 MATILDA I and DAIMLER DINGO SCOUT CAR 28mm

Two interesting vehicles I decided to add to my BEF.
The Matilda is like a mobile pillbox with an armour value at 6 at support list 3 and I think the the Dingo is a cool little vehicle. 
Both vehicles are 3D printed and they are my first purchases of  3D printed models, from   OTP Terrain and Resin miniatures.   at a good price with good service.

Just a heads up, that all the images of the Matilda on this post show the mudguards in the wrong postion. This image shows the  correct placement of the mudguards which  should be positioned at the rear of the vehicle tracks. 
Big thanks to SteveJ from the Wargaming Addict who pointed this out to me in the comments section, this image shows the dissecting of the tracks in preparation to switch them over to  the correct position.

The A 11 Matilda I is a lovely printed vehicle and I could have gone straight onto painting it but being me I lightly sanded the vehicle to give it a bit of a rough look.

I also etched into the edge of the track with my hand motor to divide the link between the tank tracks to make it a bit more pronouced.
Better view of the edge of the track that has been slightly modified. 



Also added a magnet on the underside of the turret and the base of the vehicle to secure the turret and allow to rotate.
Completed painted vehicle.

I used the same colours and techniques for painting the vehicle as  my other BEF vehicles.




I purchased 2 Dingos, on the left is as supplied, its good enough to go ahead and paint and finish the vehicle but I decided to add a bit more detail using plastic stryene sheets and some odd pieces of plastic sprues.
I also modified the wheels a bit with some etching.

The dingo as supplied.

Dingo with my modifications.






Painted and completed.






I also purchased a Lanchester II Armoured Car  sitting on my  bench for my Australians in Malaysia also from from OTP which is a lovely detailed vehicle that will not need any modifications but I will not be painting  till after CANCON.

Cheers John.

22 comments:

  1. Looking forward to seeing your take on the Lanchester. I have the Warlord Games model and I am really not sure about paint and colours.

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    1. Thank you Doug for your comments,I would not worry too much about the colou just go with Vallejo Model colour Russian uniform, follow this link http://iagsmgm.blogspot.com/2018/12/australian-matilda-tank.html
      cheers John

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  2. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the Matilda I tracks are on the wrong way round. The mudguard is at the back...

    Otherwise a great look to both vehicles and some nice scratch build additions to the Dingo.

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    1. Ha Ha I thought the vehicle looked a bit funny when I was putting it together , will have to correct that, thanks so much Steve for pointing that out.
      cheers John .

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  3. Wonderful weathering, nice job!

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  4. Lovely effort as usual. When I get back to Oz nexgt year I intend to check out your games in person. TFL are right to sing your praises.

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    1. Thank you Unlucky General for your comments
      cheers John

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  5. Nice tarting up job on the second Dingo, John :)

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  6. Amazing modifying the printed models. Paint jobs make them not recognizable as having been printed. Supreme skill.

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    1. Thank you Allan for your comments
      cheers John

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  7. The Dingo shows what a little attention and extra detail can do to really lift a model. They both look great and nice to see a Matilda I in miniature, you don't see too many of those on the gaming table.

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    1. Thanks Mark, yes it is a unusual vehicle, should have a bit of fun with it.
      cheers John

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    1. Thank you Michal for your comments
      cheers John

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  9. As I‘ve said elsewhere I‘m not impressed by the prints, but your painting and conversion skill lifts them to a completely different level!

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    1. Yes I agree with you Nick, my first preference are the plastic vehicle kits,followed by the resin models and then 3D. The plastic vehicle kits maybe a bit more work to put together but have a lot of detail and character.
      cheers John

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  10. Splendid painting and modelling John. Those little vehicles are wonderful!
    Cheers
    Matt

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  11. Very nice work. I don't think the quality is good enough yet where I would buy it, but it is improving. Your modifications really make it look good though.

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    1. Thanks Kym for your comments and yes agree 3D printing still needs time to improve.
      cheers John

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