This 1/72 kit represents a Canadian Armoured Autocar used by the 1st Canadian Motor Machinegun Brigade during the First World War.
||I found Cameron Pulsifer's Amoured Autocar in Canadian Service to be a fantastic resource when putting this together. To be honest, I don't
remember if I was inspired to build the model after purchasing the book or vise versa.
|The model comes as a boxed 24 piece resin kit complete with decal sheet. The markings are based on surviving vehicle at the
Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, Canada.
||The instruction sheet is in exploded view format.
- Parts fit together very nicely - no need for any putty.
- Smaller parts are spread over 7 sprues. Care needs to be taken to prevent smaller pieces from breaking/flying apart as the resin is a bit brittle.
Both the armoured hull and the main chassis have large mold blocks that need to be removed and sanded.
I had to clean up a mold seam on the front of the cab which marred a line of rivets, and ended up replacing them with plastic HO scale rivets.
- There was a small mold seam running along each side of the rear box, but I thought it was more trouble than it was worth to replace the rivets.
Review sample purchased by the author.
The kit was cleaned up with Polly S Plastic Prep, primed with Tamiya Fine Grey Surface Primer, and then given a base coat of Polly Scale French Khaki.
After the decals were applied the model was given filter then weathered with a combination of thinned Tamiya paints and Mig Pigments.
The figures are from the excellent W∧D models range. They are a combination of WD9 - British Infantry (walking), WD19 - British Driver/Passenger, WD2 - Light Railway Crew, and WD4 - Gun Crew.
This is a great little kit that went together very well and is a nice addition to the collection of any Canadian armoured buff.