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Friendlyfire
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:23 pm    Post subject: Dutch Morris Armoured Car (new pics) Reply with quote

Hi Everybody!

As you might guess this is my first post here, I have been a long time visitor but never had the guts to post anything... Until now that is, I saw your anouncement for the cavalry groupbuild and just knew I had to build something!

So I made this Morris truck chassis based Armoured car which was used by the Dutch army during the few days of fighting on Dutch soil in may 1940. The Armoured car also saw action during the Jordaan Uprising in 1934 but that is a totally different story Smile

The whole thing is a scratchbuild in 1/76 (or more or less 20mm) and is part of my Dutch recon troops (motorized hussars). For close defence I have also recently build a Dutch motorcycle escort for this contraption (sorry not in the pics). The basis for the armoured car is a Airfix Morris truck chassis (which I could not resist) but the rest is just plasticcard and scratched Lewis guns. For reference I've added a picture of the orriginal, which is one of the few I based this scratchbuild on. Since the Dutch only constructed three of these reference material was very hard to come by (got lucky with some old movie newsreels of the Jordaan uprising though! Cool )

Hope you guys can enjoy this strange entry!










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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Friendlyfire

Ive edited your pics.. what a way to enter the forum, looks lovely and the ground work is most impressive... looks very natural.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool, unusual vehicle that, great work Very Happy Dougie.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a great little model.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shit while editing your pics I deleted the original image..please either edit your post above or add it in a reply and I will edit it..

Thx.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely! that wouldn't look out of place on Missing_lynx!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks lovely in the distance - can we have some slightly bigger pix Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

now that is superb! i think you have no need to fear posting at all FF!

well done on taking part in the group build too! Wink

rob. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all the compliments!!! Embarassed

The Morris was actually great fun to build, I'm more of a scratchbuilder than a wargamer...

Most of the things I build/paint are Dutch WWII models, currently I'm painting my SHQ infantry and working on a piece of "6 veld" (light artillery)

The decals are from a great little Dutch company called "BlackLion Decals" who make decals for al sorts of obscure subjects.

I'll see if I can take some better pics with his motorized escort!

I always give my bases some extra attention;
Starting with a basic layout and placing the larger rocks. Then different types of sand and pebbles before the first layers of paint, ussually earthy undertones with a light drybrush. then 3 types of staticgras and a longer staticgras variant from woodland scenics. Then I add some clumpfoliage and finish up with little details like the mushrooms you see in the pictures.

Thanks again for this great forum!
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12 mei 1940
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funky armoured car and you've done a great job on the model - the base really sets it off.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

great work, is the model scratch built?

I played around a bit and have blown them up a little, hope you don't mind Cool









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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

@Bluewillow; Yup it is a total scratchbuild, except for the chassis and wheels which are from an airfix Morris truck (kind of like how the Dutch constructed the original vehicle in the 1930's)
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kudos to you my friend, did you have a template or make it from drawings?

i love rinky dink kit, especially early war.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@Bluewillow; No templates, no measuring, no nothing!

I build totally by feel. I look for pictures of the vehicle preferably with people in the picture standing next to the vehicle I am trying to build. The newsreel on the "Jordaan Uprising" was also very helpfull since no pictures can be found of the back of the Morris, but it does show in the movies. The hatch on top is an educated guess based on information I got from some historians.

No plans or templates exist on this vehicle, all traces were lost after the capitulation.

I have to admit having the airfix chassis helped but I just put an shq figure next to a sheet of plasticcard and go from there. As you can see in the picture with the bicyclists, photographs can be very good reference on width, height etc.

I do have quite some scratch building experience though...
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12 mei 1940
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

superb!

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