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1/35 Copper State Models Romfell Armored Car Completed

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    January 2015
1/35 Copper State Models Romfell Armored Car Completed
Posted by BrandonD on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 6:42 PM

I don't do a lot of armor, but I've fallen in love with the armored cars from Copper State. I built their Lanchester a while back and just finished the Romfell last night. Paints are MRP RLM 74 and White, and the wheels are Tamiya Sky Grey - I'd like a better color for the creamy white of natural rubber if anyone has any suggestions.

Lots of fun, and a great kit. Decals went down well over the details, and they inclue templates for masks in the instructions as well.

I weathered this one very lightly as I wanted to portray it at the beginning of its service life while it retained the markings and the headlights.

I like the look - makes me think Addams Family goes to war.

Romfell 04

Romfell 02

Romfell 03

Romfell 01

-BD-

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, December 24, 2020 4:36 AM

Wow, that's unique, Brandon. 

I think that you chose wisely with the weathering at the beginning of its service life. It really makes those markings stand out.

As for the tires,  a bit of white to some buff may work. But since you already have them painted light grey, I'd opt for a cream water color filter and see if that does the trick.

Water colors are good for tonal changes. Just make sure you seal them afterwards because your fingers can rub off your work with the natural oils we humans produce. I found that out the hard way lol.

 

- Mike Brindos

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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, December 24, 2020 8:41 AM

Oh wow, great job! And I love the look of the thing- very cool streamlined dieselpunk look! Heart

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Saturday, January 2, 2021 12:14 PM
Very nice work on something you don’t see every day. I’ve been thinking about picking up the Romfell or one of the other armored cars from Copper State.  

 
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