That is a beautiful little beast Jasper. I always like it when people take the time to add stowage to their vehicles as when you look at the period photos they were veritable gypsy caravans. I particularly like the cordage holding everything in place - nice touch. Your weathering is also excellent and balanced, a little worn and muddy, but not too over the top (my stuff often looks a bit too post-apocalyptic).
The Daimler gives a base of 15 points but I'm going to add a couple more for the stowage. Great work Jasper!
Saturday, 5 March 2016
From JasperO - Daimler armoured car (18 points)
Having finished all of one team of British troops, it was obviously time for some variety. Isn't that how disciplined painting is supposed to work?
I had this Daimler Armoured Car lying about for some time - I really enjoy the variety of British armoured cars, much as I enjoy the variety of German halftracks. I'd base coated it in black some time ago, but when I recently saw an example of pre-shading of black over white, I decided to see if the opposite would work as well. So I airbrushed white on the centers of all inclined panels, top panels, the mudguards etcetera, before lightly airbrushing British Bronze Green all over. Pretty pleased with the result!
I applied a pin-wash of Nuln Oil and a thinned-down brown wash all over before a dry-brush with grey-green on all panel edges, before painting the tires and applying a royal amount of mud.
I then completed basing, painted the added stowage, painted the Household Cavalry markings and some chipping with German Camouflage Brown, adding some metal stipples onto the chips later.
The crew is almost done, but the Saturday deadline was here already...