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[WIP] Bedford MWD, 1/48, Airfix, 2018

Nice little model from Battle of Britain: Ready For Battle set.

The whole kit is fantastic - it’s ‘new tool’, so perfect quality and level of details. I’ve decided to start with truck just to get back to painting vehicles and try some new techniques.

Model quality

It’s perfect. Had zero problems with the kit, you have multiple options like open/closed bonnet, with or without tent, and so forth. And the instructions are just great - everything is clear, all new parts in each step are highlighted with color.

Build notes

The build was straightforward, no fit issues at all.

I’ve started with base coat of A.MIG-044 Chipping paint, then a coat of MIG chipping fluid, and then Ammo Mig Khaki Green #3 (AMIG-113).

Here is the model before the actual chipping:

base coat

And here it is after I’ve wetted the surface and used old paintbrush to chip the Khaki coat:

chipping 1 chipping 2

It’s my first time using chipping fluid, previous experiments with hairspray were a failure. I’m very happy with the result, looks far better than I’ve ever hoped for.

Applied decals over gloss coat:

decals 1 decals 2 decals 3

Matte coat, oil filters, then satin coat and black enamel wash:

filters_and_washes_1 filters_and_washes_7

To be continued…