Here is my Dragon Black Label Kit No. 3554 - British Armoured Car Saladin Mk.2.
I finished this as the vehicle used for tropical trials in northern Australia during 1960/61.
Based on contemporary movies and photos, I added covers for the gun barrel and the smoke dispensers plus a couple of stowage items from Kneadatite two-part epoxy putty, replaced the aerials, added detail to the completely blank hatch interiors using plastic strip and sheet, in addition to one resin pack from Value Gear.
I have also fitted a .30 cal and mount to the turret.
The model was painted using my Testor Aztek airbrush fitted with the tan-coloured fine tip.
I had to dig deep in the decals drawer for the custom markings, and I also did a bit of custom painting.
The crew figures are from Firestorm and Callsign Models (another Firestorm brand) ranges. I was delighted with their high level of detail and quality sculpting.
I found this to be an enjoyable project with perfect fit and not too many errors in the instructions.
I have written this one up for a big article in Issue 109 of Model Military International magazine.
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Model, Images and Text
by Brett Green