1:35 Master Box Desert Battle Series

Skull Clan – To Catch a Thief

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Really tricky build but finally starting to take shape.
Many fragile parts and lots of flash made for quite a few breakages but should just about get away with repairs. I found it easiest to assemble and then give a coat of primer to the main sections.

The wheels were particularly tricky as I think I put them in the wrong way around to begin with.

I have now also noticed that the build shown on the box illustration doesn’t use the sidecar but a ‘chariot’ frame.┬áThese are separate components on the same sprue as the figures.

Might have to go with the sidecar as is, now I have glued everything ­čÖü

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Next start to assemble the figures…

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Figures built and primed except for heads and a couple of arms which I will leave on sprue to paint

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Pressed some air dry clay into the bottom of a margarine tub – this will become the base for the diorama…

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Testing out the positioning of the figures on the diorama base…

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The base gets a coating of PVA glue and some fine modelling sand is applied…

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A Coat of Black Primer is applied…..

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Worked some colour into the base – burnt umber base coat, wet brush snakebite leather, dry brush snakebite leather and white…

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Some more painting and trying out figures on the desert diorama base

some messing about with camera settings – added some more paint to the figures and placed in the┬ácommando car┬ádiorama

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