Sunday, May 10, 2020

ACE 20mm WWII Kits

A year since the last post ......

Anyway ... onwards without any promises :)

I was in the basement a few weeks ago and opened a large plastic storage crate and was transported back 7 or 8 years ago to a period I was accumulating a lot of 20mm WWII gear.  As I rumaged through the box I came across a number of kits from ACE.  I have always been in fear of these after hearing terrible stories of how hard they are to build ... after I had bought them.

These ACE kits were among many I found in a storage box in the basement 

So I thought what better way to start again than to dive head first into them.  I started with a late war ambulance based on the RSO chasis.

Didn't take long to need a drink

Among the wonders in the kist are photoetched tracks.  These are fiddly.

But when installed look pretty good.

Work has been incredibly busy and all consuming over the last few weeks.  So I didn't get much time to work on this - but have managed to finish the build this weekend.  It is still in three components until it gets undercoated and possible basecoated.

I have also spent some time on a few other models that I rescued from the basement.  More of those in the next couple of posts.


  1. Great to see you back! Build looks good so far.

    1. Thanks Jonathan. I wondered whether there would be anyone still following after a year :)

      It has felt great to be able to come up and do some work on this whenever I can get some free time. The beauty of a hobby!

      Hopefully the feeling with continue and I'll 'get a roll on'

  2. This looks promising. I have built a number of Ace kits, mostly post-war, but never got any with the photo-etched tracks. I'm curious, did you have to bend all those track teeth into the vertical? Nice result at any rate.

    1. Thanks Ben. and yes, everyone one of those little teeth had to be bent up.

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    1. I am ... it has been great and continuining.