Italeri 1/35 15 CWT Truck with Breda
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The kit gives you a variety of build options, colors, patterns and markings, WW 2 European and African theater of operations.
The instructions are clear and easy to follow in the variety it offers. The model itself is not sophisticated and is easy to build. the cabin is quiet simple and i would have liked to see more detail inside and an engine. Missing too are jerry cans, ammo boxes, tool, etc I added all that myself from various Tamiya, Mini art and MB kits. Care has to be taken when fitting the suspension and shocks and balancing them so the truck sits well in upright position. The parts all fit well. The Breda is a wellcome addition. The figures are Mini art.
This is my first military truck build and I planned from the start that it would be a heavily weathered desert campaign vehicle. This is the Canadian version built by a subsidiary of GM. I used valejo Iraqi sand as the main color , the weathering was done mainly with oil paints, burnt sienna, burnt umber and pastels such as orange, sand, grey to simulate dust and rust. The model was flattened before weathering. the tyres are gunze tyre black, i used a silver pencil to fade areas such as grills and steps. A little light grey was used on panels to simulate chipping. The decals are thin, good and i used softner on the roundel.
This is a nice and easy kit and gives you a variety of campaign and scenario build options. Next time i intend to experiment with dents such as the trucks gasoline tanks and torn fenders. A highly recommended kit.
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