Sunday, 6 May 2018

British AEC Mk III

We tend to play games with relatively little armour (most of the time), however I couldn't resist this marvellous armoured car from Blitzkreig miniatures.

The kit was easy to build, consisting of a chassis, four wheels, a turret, barrel and machine gun. That's it! Oddly the pic in the web store shows a few extra bits like smoke launchers (I think) but they're not supplied? My only real grumble was that Blitzkreig took quite a while to deliver and I had to chase them up. But I do appreciate that like many gaming outfits, it's possibly a "hobby business".

I have yet to sort out the transfers/decals as they're not supplied with the kit, but the painting recipe is:
  • Undercoat with grey primer
  • Base coat of VMC Russian Green
  • Another base coat of 50/50 mix of Foundry Forest Green shade and VMC Russian Green
  • A good wash of GW Agrax Earthshade
  • Highlight with the base colour mix, then VMC Russian Green.
  • Weathering is Foundry Bay Brown mid, VMC Tan Yellow, VMC Dark Sand - I wanted a dusty rather than muddy finish.

Have a look here for more information about the AEC Mk III if you're interested. A superb bit of good old fashioned British engineering!

This little chap (the armoured car, not the bloke with the rifle!) packs quite a punch. That's a QF 75mm gun in the turret, with a co-axial machine gun for good measure! Must have been quite 'cosy' for the four man crew.

11 comments:

Dave Toone said...

Looks great Matt! Can't wait to get some armour on the table in our games :-)

Rodger said...

Excellent! Very well done Matt.

The Wargames Table said...

Thanks chaps! One of the many things I love about BA is that whilst AFVs can be powerful, they rarely dominate the game.
Cheers
Matt

JOHNBOND said...

Nice work Matt, I still have yet to buy a armoured car for my British,
cheers John

Silver Whistle said...

Lovely paint job and weathering Matt, thanks for sharing the recipe.
I haven't bought any Blitzkrieg vehicles yet but when I do, I was planning on getting them from Perry's, I don't know if they have a quicker postage turnaround than Blitzkrieg?

George Anderson said...

One of those ugly but nice pieces of kit. I went for the Humber and the delivery time put me off going again.

The Wargames Table said...

Many thanks chaps! 😁
@Pat - Perry's are usually pretty fast.
Cheers
Matt

Phil Robinson said...

Nicely turned out piece there, paint menu duly noted. Look forward to seeing it action.

The Wargames Table said...

@Phil - Thank you 😎

Lee Hadley said...

Nice one!

The Wargames Table said...

Thank you 😁