Armadillo Improvised Armoured Vehicle

The Armadillo was an armoured fighting vehicle produced in Britain during the invasion crisis of 1940-1941. Based on a number of standard lorry chassis, it comprised a wooden fighting compartment protected by a layer of gravel filling the walls of the ‘fort’ and a driver’s cab protected by mild steel plates.

This vehicle was used by the RAF for airfield defence and later the Home Guard, making it an ideal addition to my Home Guard forces for Bolt Action.

Having constructed the model I gave it a white spray undercoat. After the model had it’s white spray undercoat and this had dried, I then undercoated the underside of the model with a black spray, before giving the top of the model a spray with British Armour Green.

I painted the unarmoured windows with black paint. The wheels were painted with Vallejo 70.862 Black Grey.

I then masked the model with blu-tak.

I then used a Humbrol Tank Grey 67 spray for the dark colour.

See the workbench feature on the Armadillo Improvised Armoured Vehicle.

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