A civilian vehicle for Bolt Action.
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.
The pack contains a resin and metal kit, this is a nice clean casting.
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.
I painted the windows using Vallejo 70.862 Black Grey.
I am not sure if I will keep them black, and I have been looking through various Bolt Action publications and magazines to see how others have painted windows of vehicles.