Hasegawa Daimler Mk II Armoured Car in 1/72 scale

Another great British Armoured Car I picked up from the best place for Hasegawa kits – my friends in Japan https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/plamo/

From Australia these Hasegawa kits only cost 810 yen which i think is about 7-8 USD, and postage for three kits is about the same. So a pretty good deal and way better value than buying these kits from any other retailer. I really liked the Humber Armoured Car kit they make, and needed a couple of Daimlers for sure. This kit is in the usual grey plastic which is really easy to work with. Not too many pieces either which always makes these Hasegawa kits perfect for an evening of easy model making. Most importantly for me is that everything fits together and instructions are clear and easy to follow. Plenty of good detail in this scale and easily enough for my purpose of putting them on my table top.

My Daimler had a couple of additions, including an aerial, a pickaxe on the front and a hatchet on the back. Also some stowage items added on the back and sides. He received an olive drab paint job as usual, but I don’t think I bothered with a brown wash this time. I do a gloss varnish coat where I am placing my decals and also use a decal softener which does help with blending the decals into the paint work. As with all my wheeled vehicles I like to base them on MDF bases to prevent any damage. Some European earth weathering powder makes Mr Daimler look well used. I still do not bother with any chipping or other effects on green vehicles as i am not sure it really adds much. I really enjoyed making this kit and next up have a Staghound Armoured Car from a company called RPM which is new to me. Hopefully it’s just as good!

10 thoughts on “Hasegawa Daimler Mk II Armoured Car in 1/72 scale

  1. This is great! I got some straight from Hasegawa in Japan to the UK for about the same cost. I needed some for ETA and some for the WD/Italy. Super job; you are right about the chipping malarkey as this scale doesn’t really need it. I’m looking forward to your post on the Staghound. I need some of these as well. I have one superb one from ‘Combat Read’ that cost a fortune and you can’t get any more. The kits are complex and extortionate and I’m floundering about looking for other sources so I’ll be very interested on how you get on with RPM (I must confess to never having heard of them). Best wishes.

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