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.


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.

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.

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 😎

BigLee said...

Nice one!

The Wargames Table said...

Thank you 😁