Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Autoblinda 41

20MM Italian Armoured Car . Yes I have been working on my ww2 stuff. Here is an Italian Autoblida Armoured car (Link to Wiki ) Perhaps one of the best looking Italian vehicles of ww2.

It is a FRONTLINE (LINK) model, made by Tim at the club. Of course it comes unassembled (6 parts 4 wheels, turret and hull) and unpainted and cast un resin. I admit I get them cheap as he is a club member so they are very good value for me. But will not break the bank no matter who buys them.

I do intend to use this for "Chain of Command" in the western desert. So more Western desert stuff will be coming in the next few months. You have been warned. This particular vehicle is armed with a 47mm gun in the turret although earlier marks had a 20mm gun. While I have little doubt that all the armies in the western desert would have used it I have no direct evidence of it being used by the Common Wealth. But lets be honest in the ww2 desert everyone used everything if they could!

I hope to Blog again tomorrow (Assumes I finish Matts painting today) . I meant to post tis yesterday but alas time got away from me.

Hopefully see you again tomorrow. All the best Clint

12 comments:

  1. Nice work. I like the Autoblinda as it was a pretty good Armoured Car for its day and unlike Italian tanks was quite well suited to the desert.

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    1. Thank you lee. Do not forget they were rare though. But I agree with all you say about them.

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  2. A nice looking armoured car and well painted.

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    1. Thank you Bryan. A huge asset in the western desert very much appreciated by the troops.

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    1. Thank you Andy. I shall say nothing about Italian styling..... Most ww2 Italian vehicles don't look half as good.

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  4. Great looking Amoured car Clint, the painting adds a lot of character to the model

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    1. Thank you Dave. The better the model the easier it is to pick out details.

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  5. Nice job on that model. I really like the diverse equipment the Italians used during WW2.

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    1. Thank you Carl. Yes some of the Italian kit is diverse and interesting, mostly because you see so little of it!

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  6. S,a;;, but perfectlyformedl great modeland brushwork.

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    1. Thank you Joe. I should put some Crimea stuff on later today.

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