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AEC Mk.I


freddietello
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I had to choose which AEC kit form Miniart should I start first and I thought that the Mk.I version was pretty atractive so here it is.

The model is a jewel, plenty of fine details, photoetched, and many delicate parts that will ensure a crispy detailed model, outside and inside.

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The different colours primers are perfect to continue with the lights and weathering without having to apply a second "base" layer. If I had used a neutral grey primer I would have to airbrush a second paint layer of the proper colour.

 

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Pigments are essential for a dusty and weathered finish.

 

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Again, using a proper primer is very useful to avoid appying a second layer.

 

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base and filter for the pneumatics

 

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Ready for shadowing and weathering

 

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A filter with ivory colour to modulate the base colour will give the Portalnd Stone 64 tone average.

 

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Some chipping with a sponge usinf the stencilling technique.

 

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And some washes to shadow some details

 

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For the Besa gun i used a silver base and further black acrylic washes to achieve the dark metal gun colour.

 

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For the details like the gas cans, fire extinguishers, etc I used model Air colour applied with brush. For the periscopes lenses I used a silver base and later a traslucent Smoke and Blue wash.

 

 

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In the end I decided to close the rear doors andlower the driver door to let the turret turn freely. Now all that is lef is to paint some stains and add a bit of stowage.

 

 

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Federico Collada

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Finished, the accesories came from Miniart, MIG, Artesanía Latina, Resicast, etc.

 

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The map is the one used in the tripoli area by both British and then US troops and you can download the whole collection of maps of the African campaign here

 

http://www.fcmodeltips.com/2013/10/mapas-ingleses-campana-de-africa-4-y.html

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