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Re: Autocar WW1 Armored Car 1/12 scale
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2012, 05:57:45 PM »
Very nice. 
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Re: Autocar WW1 Armored Car 1/12 scale
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2014, 09:16:49 AM »
Autocar update!

An interesting followup story.
I was contacted in 2013 by retired Col. William McDonald of Nova Scotia.
He is a member of the WW1 Working Committee for the Halifax Army Museum
which is located within the walls of the Halifax Citadel.



2014 marks the anniversary of the start of WW1, and the Museum had planned some
important renovations which included a number of new exhibits.
One of the intended exhibits, according to Bill McDonald, was "a display highlighting the
1st Canadian Motor Machine Gun Brigade and the use of the first Armoured car".

Apparently someone knew about my Autocar paper model and I was contacted in regard to providing a museum model.

After numerous lengthy discussions, it was decided that a paper model might not be the best option
...a mixed media model would be a better choice for durability and longevity...
but there was also an issue of shipping the model to Nova Scotia.

In the end we both agreed that a local Halifax modeller would be the right option, and the Museum
asked me to provide a copy of my model (as a blueprint) and I offered to give them copies of all my
acquired reference material and artwork.
Enough stuff for skilled modeller Arthur Sekula to construct a 1/16 model (and diorama display) of
the Autocar Armoured Car.

Bill has kept me informed all the way along the project, and just sent me a second set of photos
showing the finished model and display in the Museum.
From what I understand, Sekula's model was (and looks like it was) designed from my model templates.

Unbeknownst to me, my name was added to the display, as a contributing artist...which I am quite
honoured to see. I was paid for the original paper model (on CD) and given a Museum shirt, so I
did not expect anything else in return.

Anyway, the Museum and the WW1 exhibit are reviewed in this recent newspaper article:
http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1204571-exhibit-at-halifax-citadel-commemorates-the-great-war
[Check out the last pic!]

And here are some of the photos of the Armoured Car Model and its display.
I'll be honest, I am not sure the Armoured Cars got that close to the front lines.
The vehicles would have had a really tough time in the muddy battlefields.
And all photos of the vehicles that I have seen, show them in less battle scarred locations. 
But the display obviously depicts the awful mess that was the WW1 countryside in France,
and it seems a more fitting backdrop for a fighting vehicle from this period.




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Re: Autocar WW1 Armored Car 1/12 scale
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2014, 10:07:18 AM »
That is so stinking cool.  And recognition on top of everything else.  I'm very happy for you, sir.
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Re: Autocar WW1 Armored Car 1/12 scale
« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2014, 08:35:42 PM »
Congratulations Dave, a real coup!

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