Following our successful car build back at Christmas, we decided to make another vehicle. We chose this WWI era British lorry by Miniart thinking it would be a walk in the park. How hard could it be? It’s just a wooden box on four wheels, no? No!
This interesting box art is what tempted us to build this model. There are types of lorry you can make: a coal lorry, a generic transport lorry, or wood carrier.
As always, it was only after we opened the box that we realised what we are in for. Hands down, this is the most detailed model we have built to date.
Look, here are the parts for the wooden box! At least that bit would be easy…hopefully!
Here is the decal sheet and some very delicate photo-etched parts.
A big chunk of the entire model build was spent on this engine, which is mostly covered up in the end!
Here is the completed chassis.
Large sections of the model is made up and primed in matt black.
We airbrushed the main body in matt yellow and hand painted the smaller details (such as the stirring wheel and lights).
Here is the airbrushed wooden box. Next, we will be bringing out some of those nice grain details with paneliners and a layer of wash.
The decals are applied and the model is vanished with a layer of dark wash.
We used a dark brown paneliner to bring out the gaps between the wooden planks.
To glue on the clear window without clouding the plastic, we used UV glue. It’s a little fiddly to use, but it is much stronger than your normal clear plastic glue.
To finish off, we made the ‘coal’. We used cork boulders, which were the right shape and didn’t add too much weight to the overall model. We covered the lorry with cling film, so the ‘coal’ can be pulled out and sprayed black once the glue has dried.