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Jeffery Armored Car No.1

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Jeffery Armored Car No.1
Posted by rockpaperscissor on Saturday, September 13, 2014 12:32 PM

Here we have Andriy Romanchuk's free to download Jeffery Armored Car No.1, recolored and rescaled to 1/48. This is the fourth of Mr Romanchuk's line of WWI armored cars that I've built, and I can't say enough about the quality and design of these models - they are excellent. This one came with clearly illustrated instructions, written in english. Andriy's website is gone, but his line of free armored cars can still be downloaded at the Landships II site Landships II He has at least one WWI armored car available for purchase at ecardmodels.com, too.


This was the first armored car deployed by the US Army, and one was put to use during the punitive expedition against Pancho Villa. By the time the vehicle arrived in New Mexico, however, Villa had slipped back across the border. It carried a crew of 4, and was armed with up to 4 unfixed Benet-Mercier machine guns. A number of armored cars built on Jeffery truck chassis were put into service by the British India Command, for use during the Indian Mutiny of 1916. These carried a single fixed Vickers machine gun.

 
The build went as smooth as silk. The only modification (besides the recolor), was wire grab handles in lieu of the paper ones that come with the kit. I built the model with rotating turrets, but they had a little too much slop, so I glued them fast.  I chose a weathered wood texture for the paper base. The "groundwork" is a jpeg of a dirt road with a little static grass. It looks pretty convincing in person, I must say.

The photos are not the best, but you'll get the idea.

http://s7.photobucket.com/user/dswks/media/papermodels/Jeffery5_zpsc05e8b8e.jpg.htm:600:0]

http://s7.photobucket.com/user/dswks/media/papermodels/Jeffery4_zpsfa230f84.jpg.html:600:0]

http://s7.photobucket.com/user/dswks/media/papermodels/Jeffery3_zps00907222.jpg.html:600:0]

http://s7.photobucket.com/user/dswks/media/papermodels/Jeffery2_zps593ddccb.jpg.html:600:0

http://s7.photobucket.com/user/dswks/media/papermodels/Jeffery1_zps9dfa0d5b.jpg.html:600:0]

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Posted by rjhansen26 on Monday, September 15, 2014 8:56 AM

I get an error from photo bucket when clicking on your links.

Roger

"Life is short..........Always eat dessert first!"

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Monday, September 15, 2014 10:30 AM

Yeah, me too!

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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Posted by rockpaperscissor on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 7:31 AM

Testing:

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  • From: Illinois: Hive of Scum and Villany
Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 7:32 AM

Ditto...............but the Landships II and ecardmodels.com links worked OK.

Thanks for posting that info. ! Big Smile

Some amazing looking models on that Landships II site and an intriguing looking forum..........Cool

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Posted by rockpaperscissor on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 7:36 AM

Here's the rest. I was using the image code rather than direct

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 8:58 AM

Could you give us a link to the vendor?

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by rockpaperscissor on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 12:15 PM

Sure, Don. The model can be downloaded for free at the Landships II site here: http://landships.info/landships/index.html. Click on "models" on the red bar.

Here's one final picture which didn't showup in the "test" post.

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 2:13 PM

Hello rockpaperscissor - thanks for sharing the pictures! The model looks really nice. The original is perfect to be a paper model subject. Why did you go for the white model? Haven't you been tempted to paint it? Good luck with your projects and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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  • From: Illinois: Hive of Scum and Villany
Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 2:23 PM

Rockpaperscissor :

Very nice armored car build !

Kind of nice seeing it without camo so that the rivets are emphasized.

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    September 2014
Posted by rockpaperscissor on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 11:15 AM

Thanks much for the positive comments, fellas. Pawel, the model is a Photoshop recolor - overall grey with a tannish dusty weathering on the lower areas of the body. There is also a darker color applied around each rivet, although it's hard to see the fine details in these washed out photos.

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Posted by rockpaperscissor on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 11:33 AM

Here's a closeup which shows the coloration a bit better. The unprinted file looks much better, actually. When using matte cardstock, I find you always lose some fine detail due to the texture of the paper. The max pixel density of your printer also plays a role, of course. I use the cheapo HP printer that came with my desktop quite a few years ago. One of these days I'll have to splurge and buy a better quality printer.

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Posted by CodyJ on Friday, October 10, 2014 8:38 PM

Neat!  

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