Posts Tagged ‘universal carrier’

Is that a haystack?

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Talking about foliage yesterday I was reminded of this photograph of an Universal Carrier disguised as a haystack!

Is that a haystack?

Flames of War Universal Scout Carrier

Friday, June 1st, 2012

A Flames of War Universal Scout Carrier from Simon’s collection.

Update

As Simon points out in the comments this is a scout carrier, not an universal carrier.

Basecoat for the Universal Carriers

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

The Universal Carrier, also known as the Bren Gun Carrier is a common name describing a family of light armoured tracked vehicles built by Vickers-Armstrong.

Having given them a white undercoat, the next stage was to spray a basecoat of Humbrol Dark Green to the underneath of the model to add shadow. The next stage  was a basecoat of Warpaint British Armour.

Full workbench feature on the Universal Carriers.

Additional undercoat for the Universal Carriers

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

The Universal Carrier, also known as the Bren Gun Carrier is a common name describing a family of light armoured tracked vehicles built by Vickers-Armstrong.

Produced between 1934 and 1960, the vehicle was used widely by Allied forces during the Second World War. Universal Carriers were usually used for transporting personnel and equipment, mostly support weapons, or as machine gun platforms. With some 113,000 built in the United Kingdom and abroad, it was the most numerous armoured fighting vehicle in history.

As with some of my other metal models I can’t remember the manufacturer of these.These metal models are not as well defined as the Flames of War resin models, so in the end I might use them for scenery or objectives.

Having given them a white undercoat, the next stage was to spray a basecoat of Humbrol Dark Green to the underneath of the model to add shadow when I do the main basecoat.

The idea is the keep the main part of the model with a white undercoat and the undersides to be darker than the rest of the model.

Full workbench feature on the Universal Carriers.

Undercoating the Universal Carriers

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

The Universal Carrier, also known as the Bren Gun Carrier is a common name describing a family of light armoured tracked vehicles built by Vickers-Armstrong.

Produced between 1934 and 1960, the vehicle was used widely by Allied forces during the Second World War. Universal Carriers were usually used for transporting personnel and equipment, mostly support weapons, or as machine gun platforms. With some 113,000 built in the United Kingdom and abroad, it was the most numerous armoured fighting vehicle in history.

As with some of my other metal models I can’t remember the manufacturer of these.These metal models are not as well defined as the Flames of War resin models, so in the end I might use them for scenery or objectives.

I gave them a white undercoat.

Full workbench feature on the Universal Carriers.


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