1/72 Peerless Armoured Car ,National Army,Irish Civil War.

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jaydee
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1/72 Peerless Armoured Car ,National Army,Irish Civil War.

Postby jaydee » Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:54 pm

Got a Master Box 1/72 Austin Armoured Car with a view to converting it to the Peerless version.The armoured body is almost identical in both but the latter has a longer chassis.I thought I could modify the kit with the parts included but soon realised that a second kit was needed.
I`d already started before I thought I would post it.I had to shorten the engine compartment to begin with and have begun to slice and dice the chassis. So far so good and with a bit of care and plastic card it should work out.
Something I discovered while researching the vehicle was the actual location depicted in the photo.It always reads "somewhere in Cork" or "Cork City". However something it the photo reminded me of a particular spot and on calling and comparing photos I discovered it is Passage West about 300m from where it was landed in 1922.

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Re: 1/72 Peerless Armoured Car ,National Army,Irish Civil Wa

Postby Vinny » Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:34 pm

Excellent subject Jim as it's not something you'd see too often.

Great photo too!

Looking forward to seeing this take shape.

Thanks for posting!
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