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Austin Tilly 10hp Light Utility Vehicle

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This is my Austin Tilly based on the Tamiya kit. The figures are from Accurate Armour and just for scale, the base is a generic one for the pics from SB models. It represents a vehicle form Headquarters 6th Armoured Division, in the UK between October1940 and April 1942.


I've added the build pictures on page 2 for a point of reference. It's not quite the done deal yet as I haven't settled on what stores to add
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About the Author

About Alan McNeilly (AlanL)
FROM: ENGLAND - EAST ANGLIA, UNITED KINGDOM

Greying slightly, but young at heart. I've been teaching adults off and on for most of my life. Left the services in 85 and first started modelling in about 87 for a few years. Then I had a long spell when I didn't build anything (too busy) and really just got started again during the summer of ...


Comments

Hi Bill and Marcos, Thanks for the kind words. This is a super kit to have in the Allied 1/35 scale range. Good time period of used too. Cheers Al
MAY 12, 2011 - 03:09 AM
Hi Alan, That is one very nice Tilly that you have completed. It looks perfect in its setting, along with the two 'Ruperts' who are obviously engrossed in some important discussion; cricket scores, cost of new uniforms etc etc. I really must push on with mine and load it up with some stores,before adding that superb SKP squaddy that you were so kind to give me. I have removed him from the stubs and undercoated him, ready to paint and have to say that he really looks fabulous. Nicely done mate................. Aye, John
MAY 12, 2011 - 11:39 AM
Hi John, Many thanks. Look forward to your completed dio. Your Tilly was looking grand last time I looked. I haven't addded any storers either as I wanted to marry this one up with the early Valentine Mk II I built at some point. The base is a handy one for some pics though. Cheers Al
MAY 12, 2011 - 07:30 PM
Nifty Valentine. Which kit is it, and did you use any AM stuff? Whose cobblestone base?
MAY 13, 2011 - 03:48 AM
Hi Bill, The Valentine is the MiniArt kit the Mk VI which I built as a Mk II - the first kit. I did a feature on it here: http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=viewarticle&artid=3403 linkname A build blog here: http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=163064#1369523 and a review here: http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=5466 The only AM I used was the small tarp stowage on the rear, a Resicast Item from the Carrier builds. I did add some scratch work to the interior though. On the Tilly there is a review here: http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=5127 and a build blog here: http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=165198#1387424 On the base Bill it is one of SB Models small generic resin bases. It's available under their SB Scotia Range which Stewart of SB Models produces. He has some neat stuff. Again reviewed here on site it is the Street Corner option from the list. http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showmaker&makerid=428 Hope that helps. Cheers Al
MAY 13, 2011 - 06:40 AM
The base really brings it all together - looks good with the valentine too. Great little truck
MAY 14, 2011 - 05:36 AM
Hi greg, Thanks for looking in and the comments. Cheers Al
MAY 14, 2011 - 09:37 AM
I am DEF gonna get that Val....
MAY 15, 2011 - 09:16 AM
Hi Alan, Just checked in and will state that the Valentine is excellent, I dont know how you manage to maintain all of the inspiration to turn out great kit after great kit. Your Tilly will sit very nicely alongside the Valentine on the eventual diorama. What is that fabulous base, I assume that it is a commercial item in resin or plaster, as its simplicity is enough to show off vehicles, with no distractions. Aye' John
MAY 15, 2011 - 10:50 AM
Hi Bill, Tamiya produced a fine kit in the Tilly. John, Thanks. The base is one made by Stewart of SB Models in his SB Scotia Range of acessories. Great for a small vehicle or tank. Again reviewed here: http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=5274 MiniArt's range of Valentines are excellent. Al
MAY 15, 2011 - 05:22 PM