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The End of Days

I used the original figure and remove the head and replaced it with a Verlinden one (set 1186). I also made some alterations to the left arm to give it a more relaxed appearance. I painted the head with oils and the uniform with Enamels. The colors for these kind of uniforms are very different from what I have read in the magazines. So I took the liberty of using the guideline that was in the Tamiya brochure. And used a paint converter list to set the Tamiya color numbers to Hummbroll numbers

The final use of personal gear on the vehicle is a mix of Italerie, Royalmodel and Academy. Also the scratch made bedrolls are added here. The final lenses for the lights are replaced with MST lenses (4 mm ).

Finally I made a small vignette to set the vehicle on. The only thing I did not have at his stage is a figure that will go in this little dio (A mother with child from Azimuth). But as I write this article, this figure is has not arrived, so I have to wait for it. The final name I will give to this dio will be: " End of Days "

To give a summary of this model is: that for a beginner it is a good model. Except when you add the P.E. set from Eduard it is a model for the more experienced builder. The standard model will cost no more than 20 Dollars. With the P.E. set the model will cost you approximately 38 Dollars.

I'm confident now that building an Allied model can be as much fun as a German vehicle. And it won't be my last (Allied) vehicle.

Till next timer

Eric Sikkema

About the Author

About H.L.Sikkema (demodelbouwer)
FROM: NOORD-HOLLAND, NETHERLANDS

hello i'm eric and i live in the Netherlands. I'm married with ilona and have three daugters. for the last year i am a very active modeller. Before that the hobby was only a time distraction. I'm a modeller for over 35 years now and i like to share my knowledge with others in any way i can.


Comments

thanks to both of you.Eric for details and Scott for showing the way
NOV 07, 2003 - 04:25 AM
i want to thank you for putting it up.. Hope you enjoyed it.. hth Eric
NOV 12, 2003 - 08:45 AM
i'm not placing this reply to brag but will ya please give me some comment on this model. It was the first US model i've build in years ( i normally build German subjects ) After this model i've build the DUKW and you all gave me some good information and tips. Perhaps i have to alter here and there some little things on this tiny vehicle . Also i wish everyone a very happy new year . All the best Eric
JAN 01, 2004 - 08:39 AM
A great and very useful article Eric. Good description of tools used, paints used, and accessories. Would have improved the article even more if you had of given a short explanation of how you made your bedrolls and vignette base. Tips like this are invaluable, no matter how many times you read them. I love how you dressed up this little beauty. I have seen it countless times in my local hobby shop and when I looked for it along with the DUKW, it was gone. IŽll get it someday. I love reading articles like this and would love to see more! The whole scene is very nice and especially the wild plants at the side of the road. I have only one nit-pick on the whole scene. That is the gaps between your road pavings. They all seem quite deep .... the depth of the paving. These would fill up through time with grit etc, even if they were not filled with sand at the time of laying. Great work and will go well with all your german dios.
JAN 02, 2004 - 03:34 AM