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Ok, I couldn't wait for the D-Day GB to start and got a bit ahead of myself. This is the Miniart Dingo scout car.

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I tried to build one a few years ago and have up after seeing the number of parts involved in the suspension. That first try got binned but I still had a second one in the stash. So I figured I'd try again.

 

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Here's the cab under assembly.

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There's a crazy number of parts in here. The driver's seat is 7 parts alone.  Being an open topped vehicle, most of it will be visible. 

Next up was the suspension and drivetrain. 

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Again, a silly number of parts. This is where I gave up on my first try. This time I pulled it off I think. 

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The Miniart instructions don't have any colour recommendations for the interior so I used ones from the Tamiya 1/48 kit. Basically everything is green with leather seats .

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I used Ammo acrylic SCC1A for the interior followed by a dry brushing with Tamiya weathering pastels. 

All closed up.

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With that done, I attached it to the chassis.

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And that's it for the moment. I'm enjoying the build much more this time around. 

Carl

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You guys crack me up................. looking god Carl, I think the Mini Art kits are cool, and yeah they have a huge amount of parts, and some of it very nicely detailed too,................... IMHO

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42 minutes ago, Martinnfb said:

or , what if the dingo was just a scapegoat, then it should be"the goat took my baby"

back to the dingo 

 

:)

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I think the kit has decals for one of these. 

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34 minutes ago, Jeff said:

You guys crack me up................. looking god Carl, I think the Mini Art kits are cool, and yeah they have a huge amount of parts, and some of it very nicely detailed too,................... IMHO

Thanks Jeff! There's definitely a lot of parts in the box for something so small.  But so far it's all fit fit together so I can't really complain. 

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On 5/30/2019 at 4:24 PM, GusMac said:

That driving seat sits at an interesting angle! :blink:

Presumably the driver had a permanent crick in their neck.

I think that was so the driver's feet could fit between the front wheels. Maybe that's where Lamborghini got the idea to offset the pedals in the Countach. :banned:

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Wheels are painted and attached. 

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Followed by the remaining visors.

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And the roof hatch.

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I used some decals from Bison for the markings. They're supposed to be a 1st Armoured division (?, will have to double check).

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Next up will be a clear coat and some weathering and she'll be done.

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On 6/2/2019 at 2:05 AM, Clunkmeister said:

Carl, this is coming along quite swimmingly. Talk about a quick, easy build. 

Quick? Yes. Easy? Not as much as I would have hoped but better than my first try. Which ended up in a parts bin at the LHS

On 6/2/2019 at 6:35 AM, Jackster said:

Superb Carl

Cheers

Kev

Thanks Kev!

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On 6/2/2019 at 8:46 AM, DocRob said:

Yeehaa, your Dingo will be ready before D-Day memorial. But you're not only fast, your little scout car is looking great.

Cheers Rob

Thanks Rob! I'm really surprised at how quickly it did go together.

On 6/2/2019 at 9:22 AM, Bomber_County said:

Man, that was quick, looking great Carl.........going to add any weathering?

Thanks Phil! Just a bit of weathering and then she'll be done. 

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