The Wind And The Lion

The Wind And The Lion
German gunners range in on the U.S. Marines as they cross the vill. Figures are Old Glory German Sea Battalion conversions. Archway by Miniature Building Authority.

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

British Rolls Royce on the Grim 1920’s Afghanistan


For my second entry in this years Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge #12 I will be visiting the planet Vulcan. Each AHPC has a theme, this year the pictured solar system and accompanying interpretations are guidelines to follow, but only for those who choose to. Otherwise participants can paint what ever they want and score according to the standard AHPC criteria. See link below. 

The 12th annual Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge

The setting is Afghanistan, 1920’s, post 3rd Afghan War. Sniping at invaders on the Northwest Frontier is not just a Pashtun pastime, it’s a mandatory full time tactic to dissuade invaders. To counter the sniping on resupply and troop convoys as well as for reconnaissance the Anglo-Indian forces began to deploy Armored Cars. 

This Rolls Royce armored car is a 1920’s version with solid tires left over after WWI and shipped to India for hard duty on the Grim. 

How does this tie into Vulcan, well, it’s a “logical” solution to a tactical problem, of course. 

This vehicle is a 3D printed model, a gift, 1 of 4 armored cars from a long time friend. It’s got the perfect amount of detail and tons of rivets. I drilled out holes in the hull and turret bottom for a magnet and scrap metal to be able to keep the turret rotating without the turret falling off.

Prime Coat: Flat Black spray paint

Body Base Coat: Glidden (paint sample) No1 Warm Caramel

Various Washes around details & rivets: Delta Ceramcoat: Burnt Umber

Wash of Delta Ceramcoat black on tires, radiator/ condenser, and wheel wells. 

Tires: PS Grimy Black with a black wash. 

High Light: with base coat. 

Points: 42

(1) 28mm vehicle points: 20

Planet Points: 20

  1. Solaris: Russians 1880’s
  2. Vulcan: 1920’s British Rolls Royce A/C