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Nice collection Bruce 8-)
Is this just the Canadian Section :shrug:

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I think that there would be 7 Canadians and the remainder New Zealanders :)

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I would like to proceed to mattcote, but before I do, I welcome criticism in order that I have the opportunity, if I wish, to fix it prior to finishing!

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A nice varied collection. I prefer the look of dirty armour - the armoured car  looks great, especially on a simple realistic base.


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The Humber looks pretty good to me!  :thumb:

I have three points for your consideration.....Firstly your basecoat is rather uniform and perhaps a little bland, you might consider a filter to vary it a little.  Secondly some of the weathering is a little heavy or out of place,  the large reddish patch at the rear of the turret being the most noticeable area.  Perhaps you could tone some of this down with a very light dry-brush of your base colour, this will further serve to add interest to the basecoat too.  My third suggestion is that the angular aspect of this vehicle would lend itself well to enhancement with edge-highlighting with a shade just a little lighter than your base.  :idea:

Hope this doesn't seem too critical, just my thoughts on what might perhaps be improved.  :wink:

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PS - A very pale dustwash might be a nice finishing touch for a vehicle like this.  :think:


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The Humber looks pretty good to me!  :thumb:

I have three points for your consideration.....Firstly your basecoat is rather uniform and perhaps a little bland, you might consider a filter to vary it a little.  Secondly some of the weathering is a little heavy or out of place,  the large reddish patch at the rear of the turret being the most noticeable area.  Perhaps you could tone some of this down with a very light dry-brush of your base colour, this will further serve to add interest to the basecoat too.  My third suggestion is that the angular aspect of this vehicle would lend itself well to enhancement with edge-highlighting with a shade just a little lighter than your base.  :idea:

Hope this doesn't seem too critical, just my thoughts on what might perhaps be improved.  :wink:

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PS - A very pale dustwash might be a nice finishing touch for a vehicle like this.  :think:


Thanks. I asked for, and wanted criticism. Not least because sometimes you just don't see things yourself!


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Actually, that large red patch at the rear of the turret is a trick of the light. It's a dot filter of ochre, cyantho and crimson oils, and is more yellow brown than red. It might have been reflecting some of my weatherboards. I'll look at it critically, though.

The kit comes with more stowage, but I don't want to use it because it will hide some of the moulded-on details, and make it look more fussy than it needs to be.


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With the tyres, I would expect to see 'dirt' in the recesses and the raised pattern in normal grey/black  :wink:

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With the tyres, I would expect to see 'dirt' in the recesses and the raised pattern in normal grey/black  :wink:


I think you can go either way, Ratch. I just base it on my own observations of my personal car, of cars in the bush, and on photos. If you've been driving on dusty rocky roads, as opposed to muddy ones, roads, the tread is lighter than the recessed rubber (maybe due to absence of light).

Thanks for the comment, though. I appreciate the effort and thought.


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Lovely! Have you got a Sacaren?

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Thanks, Luke. I don't have a Saracen (yet), but I do have another Saladin.

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