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Austin K2 Ambulance

Posted by Hobbyinovator on 04 Nov 2018, 15:25

I'm making a diorama that includes Airfix Austin K2 Ambulance:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austin_K2/Y

I will make a separate topic about the diorama itself in the Works in progress forum. In this forum I want to discuss the Austin K2 Ambulance separately, it's painting, and especially it's internal painting.
After checking out different finished models at several other forums and displays I'm a bit confused about what it looked like on the inside?
Some have painted it in a lighter green on the inside so I'm interested to know what different painting schemes were used on this model?
The diorama is mean to be somewhere in France during 1944.
It's supposed to be an Royal army ambulance instead of an RAF one.
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Posted by Kekso on 04 Nov 2018, 17:13

I'm curious with this one. Please,keep posting.
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Posted by Wiking on 05 Nov 2018, 17:48

Hobbyinovator wrote:
After checking out different finished models at several other forums and displays I'm a bit confused about what it looked like on the inside?
Some have painted it in a lighter green on the inside so I'm interested to know what different painting schemes were used on this model?

I run into similar problems at that time. And finally do that solution.

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Posted by Hobbyinovator on 08 Nov 2018, 22:24

Yes that is one way to do it. I will have to have both doors wide open because it will be an important part of the diorama.
Here is one representation in 1/35 with the lighter green internal color.
https://accurate-armour.com/aa-products ... -kits/k149
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Posted by Hobbyinovator on 09 Nov 2018, 12:24

I am planning for it to look something like this: Image
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Posted by Graeme on 09 Nov 2018, 17:43

Honestly, I don't know but my first thought was that the interior would probably be the same as the exterior because the paint would be a standard issue joblot.Then it occured to me that the interior might be painted lighter to increase reflected light so the medical staff could see what they were doing.

I looked at the ambulance in the film "Ice Cold IN Alex". The interior is the same colour as the exterior; but of course being set in the desert, it's painted a light sand colour rather than khaki green so it's quite light inside anyway.

I also looked at a lot of photos online. the inside of the driving cabin always seems to be the same colour as the outside but none of the photos showed into the back of an ambulance except this one:

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It seems to be white or cream inside but I can't see if the outside is different.

I think you could do it either way.
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Posted by Graeme on 09 Nov 2018, 18:32

Searching specifically for the Austin K2 turned up some pics showing a light cream interior:

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It seems this young woman used to drive an ambulance; I know her adress if you want to write to her. :mrgreen:

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Posted by Peter on 09 Nov 2018, 23:08

Interesting topic with a good question! :thumbup:

Graeme wrote:It seems this young woman used to drive an ambulance; I know her adress if you want to write to her. :mrgreen:

Graeme, that is a very lovely picture of your mother. Wonderfull looking lady! And I have the deepest respect for all who drove with those cars, marked as targets for some people! :notworthy: :love:
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