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Ron Bell

Roden 1/72 Rolls Royce armored car

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Thiis is a nice kit, but needs close attention to fit and seams. I replaced the fighting compartment doors with thinner sheet stock, cut out the turrent hatches and made replacements from sheet stock and thinned the radiator doors and detailed their inside. Added interior as well, which like most a/c models can't be seen. Irish flag is from paper and sharpie markers. 

 

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I like it Ron! What comes across to me is that your finish makes it look "heavy". I'm not sure if it's the rivets, the thickness of the plating, or your metallic highlighting; but it strikes me as showing how they took a basic vehicle of the time and added very heavy armor plating and a turret to a pretty standard chassis. Must have been horribly overloaded and prone to breakage! My only suggestion would be to add something to show "scale" and just how small these models are, and just how delicate your work actually is. Nice build!

 

GIL :cool:

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Very nice job Ron!

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Hi, Ron,

Nice work on making a not-so-nice kit shine.  I love the hand crank feature on an armored car.  The driver in a combat situation pops the clutch and stalls the engine. Then, with bullets and shells flying all around, the poor sod has to climb out from behind the armor plates to run around the front and turn that crank to get it running again.  This is the weakest part of the weapon's design, to be followed by bullets through the rubber tires (or don't enemy shooters ever figure this out?).

What am I looking at in the second picture?  This escapes me.

Ed

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Second picture is the dash board that is completely invisible when you close it all up. 

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