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Sitrep on Uncle Les’ M113AS4, Bushmaster, ASLAVs & more

A year down the track and we have some updates on some of the wargaming models Uncle Les produces.

A word on colour:

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Firstly, I was asked about the colours I use on the finished vehicles. They are painted in enamel paints with an expectation for some heavy usage as they are usually used as wargaming items – especially the ones that are with the ADF now.

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The colours I use on Australian modern armour are:

Humbrol 117 US Light Green – aka Federal Standard 34102

Humbrol 118 US Tan  – aka Federal Standard 30219

Humbrol 33 Matt Black. – aka Federal Standard 37038

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For the larger batches I have used matt black enamel from Masters Hardware ( seems to airbrush better than Bunnings) and had the green & tan custom mixed using Dulux paint from Bunnings. When doing a large amount it’s a more economical option to get the paint in 500ml lots BUT, if you’re only painting a small amount it’s a false economy to buy a larger amount as it WILL set in the tin if not used.

Testors enamels do the colours by FS numbers and I use them too when available.

I used custom paints mixed to the same specification for both my 1/32 N22 & N24 Nomads – funnily enough, they’re the same colour as the armour !!

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Availability:

Secondly, as those who have been watching will have noticed, I tend to work to large orders and build towards events with some items only being available for a short time being limited runs.

To that end I’ll give an update here to indicate where we’re at.

20mm   ~  1/72

M113AS4no longer available except for residual stock ( about 6)  from consignments. Moulds are no longer viable and will need refurb before I consider returning to it.  These sold very quickly when they were available. I did mention this in a previous entry but I’m still getting orders. If you asked me for these I would have sent you photos, if you didn’t receive them it’s because your email settings have prevented it – you could have a full mailbox (hotmail limits) or it may have ended up in your junkmail box.  Please check your email – I will resend the mail I have sent to two parties momentarily (7Jul16 1830) and if I don’t hear from you I will post the items for sale either here or on ebay.

**UPDATE 20 Oct**   I have a dozen up for grabs.  A$22 a piece. I expect these to be gone very soon so contact me ASAP and mention this update.

 

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Yes, they’ve all been snapped up as far as orders are concerned but I still have half a dozen waiting on payment. If payment is not forthcoming with a week – see above.

 

Bushmaster PMV – Moulds are no longer viable and will need refurb before I consider returning to it.  I have about 4 left at time of writing and will be sold to definite buyers at $25 each plus postage, tyre kickers need not apply.  ** UPDATE 7Jul16**   ONE LEFT.**

**UPDATE 20 Oct**   I have a dozen up for grabs.  A$22 a piece. I expect these to be gone very soon so contact me ASAP and mention this update.

ASLAV seriesmasters 65 75%. – availability TBA  expected cost ~$25 unpainted.

**UPDATE 20 Oct**   I have a dozen up for grabs.  A$22 a piece. I expect these to be gone very soon so contact me ASAP and mention this update.

FIAT 6614 –  masters 70 80%  – availability TBA. These are commission builds and I expect to have some left over for general sale.

**UPDATE 20 Oct**   Production stalled due to other projects and requirement for funding. I’ll come back to this later than sooner.

Rolls Royce AC – completed and available only to order locally for NWA open day. Note – there are a number of specialised vehicles in 20mm that are being done especially for this day including Indian Pattern ACs and various trucks for the 20mm enthusiasts.

**UPDATE 20 Oct**   I expect to have stock for CANCON in January as all I’ve made so far has sold.

International ACCO  – masters 20%  22% – expected for end of year . start of next year. This is a commissioned build. If there’s surplus I’ll offer them up.

CA-23 – long running model that pops up every now and then on eBay.

CA-31 – long running model that pops up every now and then on eBay.

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AA107 – masters at 20%   this one’s dragging a bit..    finding my mojo..

**UPDATE 20 Oct**   Mr mojo still rising.

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M113AS4 –   6   5  2 left.  These sold very quickly when they were available. I will make another mould when I do the M113A1 version.  ** FURTHER UPDATE – within a day of writing this we’re down to 2  1 left**

**UPDATE 20 Oct**  All gone.  If I get a large order I’ll redo.

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Bushmaster PMV – Moulds are no longer viable and will need refurb before I consider returning to it.  I have 10 left at time of writing for sale @ $55 each plus postage.   *** update – there’s now only 2 left ***

**UPDATE 20 Oct**  All gone.  If I get a large order I’ll redo.

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ASLAV seriesRC, SURV & PC types all available generally at $60 painted.  I have stock on hand and expect to produce another 20 or so before the moulds give out.

**UPDATE 20 Oct**  All gone.  If I get a large order I’ll redo.

FIAT 6614 –  masters 90%  – availability TBA.

M1 Abrams.  only made to order @ $70 each.  

**UPDATE 20 Oct**  DISCONTINUED

Centurionone left @ $70.

**UPDATE 20 Oct**  All gone.  If I get a large order I’ll redo.

Chevrolet 1941 truck – only made to order. Contact me if interested with specific numbers. $30 each unpainted or POA if painted.

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Bronekatermasters 50 60% – trying to have ready for NWA open day. ( 21August16)

**UPDATE 20 Oct**  DISCONTINUED

JS-2  –  completed and waiting for the customer who asked for it at Cancon, contacted me via the contact form but failed to provide an email address that doesn’t bounce.. Please, if you’re reading this contact me again and just check that your return email isn’t a browsermail address with limitations.  Speaking of browsermail, if you use a hotmail address be aware that any photos I send may not make it through.

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**UPDATE 20 Oct** Available @ $50 per unit painted and ready for action.

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N22 Nomadmasters 96% – this is big and expensive and probably won’t be put into production as the expected cost unmade would be around $400 !

**UPDATE 20 Oct** Only made to order. Redoing some parts in metal – $500 per kit.

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CA25 Winjeelmasters 40% – I haven’t made up my mind as to whether I’ll continue making it as a kit or not.

**UPDATE 20 Oct** Only made to order. Redoing some parts in metal – $200 per kit.

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CA31 – finished production – Last one sold as I write this.  I will only produce more if I decide to refurbish the moulds.

**UPDATE 20 Oct**  Only made to order – $200 per kit

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CA31 – Master 30% 45%.  Being made to an existing order, if you’re interested drop me a line so I know how many I should aim for.

N22 & N24  Nomad – Revised master 80% – revisiting this on and off as interest (my interest) rises and falls. I might have some finished by the end of the year. Every now and then I release one on eBay in its previous incarnation. Heck, I might even return to the 1/72 variety as well !

**UPDATE 20 Oct**  There’s been a few sold on ebay and at model events in the last week.

 

I’m very much in a mid mastering phase at the moment with not much stock but lots of half finished projects and modelling commitments not mentioned here to achieve. Seriously, not enough hours in the day !

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