Citroen Civilian 4,500kg Truck with Canopy

A civilian vehicle for Bolt Action.

Citroen Civilian 4,500kg Truck with Canopy

In addition to the Bolt Action Citroen Civilian 1000kg Dropside Truck I also bought a slightly bigger truck, the Citroen Civilian 4,500kg Truck with Canopy.

Citroen made many of these trucks in the 1930s and 1940s.

Citroen Civilian 4,500kg Truck with Canopy

The pack contains a resin and metal kit, this is a nice clean casting.

Citroen Civilian 4,500kg Truck with Canopy

Citroen Civilian 4,500kg Truck with Canopy

Citroen Civilian 4,500kg Truck with Canopy

Citroen Civilian 4,500kg Truck with Canopy

Citroen Civilian 4,500kg Truck with Canopy

The rear wheels were quite easy to secure to the rear of the truck. There is an axel and two sets of wheels.

The front axel, I really had no idea how this was secured and the photographs on the Warlord Games site didn’t help that much. So I first stuck the front wheels to the front axel and then checked how the wheels would fit on the underside.

I was then able to secure the front axel to the underside of the truck, getting it to sit flat was challenging.

Having constructed the model kit, I then gave the model an undercoat. I undercoated the underside with black paint and then gave the model an overall white undercoat.

I like how the white undercoat brings out the detail in the model. I also gave the canopy a white undercoat.

I then noticed something…

There was a huge piece of resin sticking out the side, where the mould was filled with resin. I will need to clean that off before I start painting.

The next stage is to start painting the model. I gave the rear canopy a basecoat of Vallejo 70912 Tan Yellow.

The next stage was to give the bodywork a basecoat. for this I used a blue paint I had in my collection, Vallejo 70.899 Dark Prussian Blue.

The name should have made me realise, but I think the blue is too dark, well I didn’t  have too many blues in my paint collection that I could use at the time of painting.

I think I might try and add a second lighter coat, partly to highlight, but also to ensure that when I give the model a wash that it isn’t too dark.

I had kept the back part of the truck separate, so I could easily paint the underbody.

I should add, one of the rear wheels fell off whilst I was holding the model to paint it, so that had to be re-glued back on.