Thursday, July 18, 2013

Airfix Saracen

Spent a wee bit of time in these, though we mostly used open-topped Landrovers - a good place to sneak a quick smoke on cold, wet night in Ulster :)

Getting better at undercoating whilst still on the sprue

Base colour is Vallejo 70975 'Military Green'

Black/Green wash

Basic highlights

A great kit that went together really well. All parts were well engineered and there was no flash

Eventually I'd like to be able to mount a full infantry battalion in these, so have resolved to slowly keep adding them to my collection. I need a total of 12

I don't know when these were officially withdrawn from service but I've seen enough of them around to know they were popular outside of the U.K as well. Only nine more to collect :)


  1. very good job.
    it's a little jewel!

  2. A real gem of a model, nice work!

  3. Really nice model! You did a great job on it!


  4. Very well done! If you don't mind, please share the info on your black/green wash (brand and ratio) and what you used for the highlights. I am going to be painting up a bunch of Cold War British vehicles and this would really help me.



    1. Hi Joe, happy to help mate. It is a 50/50 mix of Citadel Black and Thrukka Green Wash, which I combined on a tray before applying x1 coat, let it dry a bit then another. The highlights were achieved with the base green having a little white added to it, then dry-brushed on, left to dry then another base green with slightly more white than the first coat.

      Hope this helps

  5. Thank you team, it was a fun model to make and paint, hopefully the others will turn out equally well

  6. Good work

    You have started me thinking I could do with a few more too

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