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Tamiya (Humber) Armoured car MK.iv
brodiebear
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Posted: Tuesday, October 04, 2016 - 04:24 PM UTC
This is my build of Tamiyas "British 7ton Armoured car Mk.IV" other wise known as the Humber Mk.IV armoured car;



Not a big parts count on this one 1 main (body) and two Smaller (Wheels, etc) sprues;





It only takes a couple of hours to get to this point;





A couple more and she is built







And then its off to the paintshop;

NATO Black for the primer, followed by Dark Green as a base and then highlighted base mixture withKhaki, over two coats, getting lighter each time, Followed by a base dust covering of buff (all Tamiya paints). Sealed with Vallejo Semi Gloss varnish;













Next will be to paint all the hand tools, guns, lights, etc then add decals (Tamiya only supply one polish optoin and i wanted a UK car, so i have purchased, for a bargin price, tamiya's 1/48 universal carrier, so will rob some brigade decals from hat tkit. Trying to find references and images of'badged' Humbers on the web has proved nigh impossible.then some final weathering with washes / oils etc.

Probably going to use the seated resting tank figure, 1 x walking infantry soldier and the french farmer figures from tamiyas infantry set as well.

ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Tuesday, October 04, 2016 - 04:30 PM UTC
Having built their Komatsu bulldozer and started the Austin Tilly, l must admit l love those little gems. They make a perfect weekend project. Any problems with the kit apart from lack of options?
brodiebear
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Posted: Tuesday, October 04, 2016 - 06:23 PM UTC

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Having built their Komatsu bulldozer and started the Austin Tilly, l must admit l love those little gems. They make a perfect weekend project. Any problems with the kit apart from lack of options?



Nope none at all, just falls together, can hold parts together and run a bit of tamiya glue (green Lid) along the join line. This is my 3rd Tamiya 1/48th Build;

http://www.armorama.co.uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=239046#2016347

http://www.armorama.co.uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=250917#2122792

All of them excellent kits.
Biggles2
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Posted: Tuesday, October 04, 2016 - 06:40 PM UTC
I have this kit in my stash for a couple of months, just waiting for Hauler to release a PE set for it. Still waiting...
Seroster
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Posted: Tuesday, October 04, 2016 - 07:42 PM UTC
Hi,

A fellow on the Track48 forum put together a GREAT resource post with pictures of Humber Mk IVs which may be helpful with markings.

http://www.network54.com/Forum/433829/message/1462676836
brodiebear
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Posted: Wednesday, October 05, 2016 - 02:34 AM UTC

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Hi,

A fellow on the Track48 forum put together a GREAT resource post with pictures of Humber Mk IVs which may be helpful with markings.

http://www.network54.com/Forum/433829/message/1462676836



Thanks very much for the link, lots of great photos, also found some on IWM website as well. Great shots for weathering with mud and dust
brodiebear
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Posted: Wednesday, October 05, 2016 - 04:15 PM UTC
Mud, dirt and dust added to the lower half of the vehicle, dark pin wash added to raised details, around hatches etc.





Biggles2
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Posted: Wednesday, October 05, 2016 - 07:43 PM UTC
, but anyone know about Track 48? Their site has been down for at least a few days.
brodiebear
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Posted: Thursday, October 06, 2016 - 04:00 PM UTC

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, but anyone know about Track 48? Their site has been down for at least a few days.



Was up yesterday
brodiebear
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Posted: Thursday, October 06, 2016 - 04:01 PM UTC
Latest Update -

Tools painted, search light and machine gun painted
Scratches painted
Chipped
Oil dot filtering applied
Dust wash applied






Need to add some spills and stains before i start building the resin stowage.
brodiebear
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Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 08:45 PM UTC
Stowage dry fited








Started painting the stowage, first up the rear group;








Think i will go with Tamiya's Tank crew member from their infantry set



When you get a figure by the car, you see how huge they actually were !!