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#702 Austin Tilly 10HP

Buidling a fantastic little 1:72 Austin Tilly 10hp from ACE Models of Ukraine. No electronics in this one - just a quick weekend build.



The Austin Tilly 10hp was one of the cheap, mass-produced light utility vehicles that proved indispensable for a multitude of military tasks serving the British Army during the second world war.

This is one of the older kits from ACE Models of Ukraine. It has its challenges but was just the right kind of quick weekend project I was looking for. I thought I punched this out OK until I compared it to what Alex Clark achieved with the BTR-3E1 in 1:72 from ACE Models featured in Models for Ukraine Vol2. Of course that’s a much newer tooling (2015) with 3D CAD and improved injection molding technology. But even so.. Alex’s scratch additions to the turret and overall weathering are amazing.

Alex joined Alexey from ACE Models for an interview on Models from Ukraine podcast Episode 6. I went back to re-listen to the episode. Not only was it inspiring to hear how ACE continues to operate in wartime conditions, but Alex and Chris had a thought-provoking discussion on modelling current conflicts.

Paint Scheme

Main colours used:

Feature Color Paint Used
  primer Aqueous Black Surfacer 1000
Interior base Tan H27
Camo base Middle Stone H71
camo highlight Red Brown H47
  Dark Green H73

Build Log

build01a build01b build01c build01d

build02a build02b

build03a build03b build03c build03d build03e

Credits and References

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LEAP is just my personal collection of projects. Two main themes have emerged in recent years, sometimes combined:

  • electronics - usually involving an Arduino or other microprocessor in one way or another. Some are full-blown projects, while many are trivial breadboard experiments, intended to learn and explore something interesting
  • scale modelling - I caught the bug after deciding to build a Harrier during covid to demonstrate an electronic jet engine simulation. Let the fun begin..
To be honest, I haven't quite figured out if these two interests belong in the same GitHub repo or not. But for now - they are all here!

Projects are often inspired by things found wild on the net, or ideas from the many great electronics and scale modelling podcasts and YouTube channels. Feel free to borrow liberally, and if you spot any issues do let me know (or send a PR!). See the individual projects for credits where due.