Sunday, 8 December 2013

WW2 UNIVERSAL CARRIER AND TRUCK update



Here we have a Perry Miniatures Universal Carrier and a diecast Lledo truck. 
The truck I purchased off ebay for the bargain price of £1.25 plus £3 postage.

I have put the vehicle next to a Perry Miniatures 28mm figure to give you an idea of scale, it would be probably be a little small if using with the larger 28 - 30mm figures. 





I wanted to keep the transfers that were already on the truck, so I was unable to prime and repaint the vehicle. Instead I just repainted the canopy, tyres and lights, then gave it some washes and weathering.
     











Painting vehicles is new to me so I have been experimenting on some of my son's old diecast toys and buying a few bits on ebay, as spending £20 on a new tank and then ruining it with the paint job is not good. 

I also don't have the luxury of owning a spray gun for painting so I am limited to using spray cans and brushing. I did these with a black primer, then used the spray and a brush. I am not sure about the brushing, so my next attempt I will use a white primer, then the spray colour, followed by washes and weathering to hopefully give it depth.



      
I will have to do a little research on markings for WW2 vehicles so that I can finish the Perry Miniatures universal carrier off.





14 comments:

  1. Very nice - I didnt realise the Perry did vehicles, as first glance I assumed it was a Bolt Action Warlord one...

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  2. Stunning work pat !

    Conratulation to the fins of the truck.

    best regards Michael

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  3. Very nice Pat. I do like the weathering on these vehicles!

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  4. Excellent!Nicely done,great weathering effects on the vehicles indeed.
    Grtz Kukke

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  5. Well done! Wouldn't have believed the truck is 'only' weathered...I have the Perry 8th Army myself but find 'em a pain in the ass to paint despite (or because?) them being great models.

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  6. Those look great to me Pat and super weathering! As to MIG pigments I'm huge fan of these and use them regularly.

    Christopher

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  7. Excellent work all over. Beatiful Bren carrier indeed

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  8. Great job weathering that truck Pat. I do like that UC as well.
    They look great together!
    Huzzah mate!

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  9. Very nice paintjob, Pat.
    The lorry looks a little small with the miniature beside but I think for gaming purposes it works rather well.

    Cheers
    Stefan

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  10. Lovely work, Pat. Weathering is a technique that I'm eager to try, but which intimidates the hell out of me.

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