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Autoblinda AB40 Ferroviaria

...the not so speedy Italian....

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Tony Dill 211/06/2012 00:02:26
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Hi Guys,

As a sidebar from building P-51's I have decided to do an armoured project for a change and while rummaging through the stash, this quirky little Italian from Italeri caught my eye.

I found this image and it basically tells the entire story, the Autoblinda armoured car mounted on rails to serve as anti-partisan patrol vehicles and were used mostly in The Balkans by the Italian army and later by the Germans


Well the kit includes a section of railroad track and that is really all that I have managed to get together at this stage.


go here for a detailed description of the car!


Tonysmile d

Mark Bannerman11/06/2012 00:05:36
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Excellent choice Tony !... Pulling up a chair yes


Tony Dill 211/06/2012 00:07:47
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Hi Mark,

So glad to see and have you here. I did the Sahariana some time back and really enjoyed it, so I anticipating this one eagerly.face 1

Tonysmile d

Craig Hiscock11/06/2012 00:09:48
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Should prove interesting Tony, having not seen one of these built it should make it an interesting one to follow thumbs up


VI11/06/2012 00:42:23
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Hi Tony,

A nice choice something different, I'll follow along.thumbs up



Peter C11/06/2012 07:44:29
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Nice choice Tony. I'm in.


Dean Wynford11/06/2012 14:09:48
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Cool Tony. I'll tag along too if you don't mind teeth 2

Really unusual kit. You gonna do a bit of a dio with this one?


Tony Dill 211/06/2012 23:46:02
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Hi Chaps,

Not had much chance to do very much today except a very, very small amount of work. I'll update this in a second.

A great big hearty welcome and thanks for joining me in this blog to Craig, VI, Pete and Dean!  Pull up a chair mates and reach for your favourite cocktail!

Italeri provide a short section of track slightly longer than the car to display it on and to answer Dean's question, I might very well mount this on some kind of base just to round the whole thing off. Just something simple, some ground work and some ballast as I don't have any Italian figures so a whole diorama is out of the question.

I am not going to have much chance to model till maybe thursday/friday so thanks for the patience chaps!



Tonysmile d

Edited By Tony Dill 2 on 11/06/2012 23:47:27

Tony Dill 212/06/2012 09:57:48
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Morning all,

Well much to my surprise, I have actually managed to get some work done here this morning, as I am off to work in 30 minutes. This will be a shortish update.

The main work starts off with the chassis and this is made up of seperate memFrobers front, sides, back and pan. So it is vital that this is square or else the wheels will not all touch the rails. Fortunately the car has a very solid, chunky construction which Italeri have captured well.

Looking at the chassis pan - front is on the left.....

From the side the chunkiness of the sidemembers and the heavy springs are noticable....

Looking at it from the rear ....note the strengthening braces. They do help, I can tell you....

And this is where I am at present, I have started adding the chassis components, lower wishbones, etc.....

And that is where I am able to reach to today!

Thanks for watching guys!

Best wishes

Tonysmile d

Edited By Tony Dill 2 on 12/06/2012 09:59:26

jimbo12/06/2012 11:03:25
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Hi Tony

Looks very interesting and unusual. I shall follow along and see how you manage a kit without wings face 20. Nice start - all looks square and neat.


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