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.
I had already constructed the model and given it a base coat of British Armour Green.
The wheels were painted with Vallejo 70.862 Black Grey.
I am still thinking I might need to add a disruptive pattern to the model.
This Bedford OYD GS 4×2 Truck was on display at the Imperial War Museum Duxford.
The Bedford OY is an army lorry built by Bedford for the British Armed Forces and introduced in 1939. It was based on Bedford’s O-series commercial vehicles with a modified front end and single rear tyres.