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Minerva-Mors - Belgium WW1 light armoured car

Started by AlexG, October 21, 2016, 02:32:45 AM

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Hello dear guys,
I say - Enough with unfinished models! Painting, later.
Now is time for some build.
First "victim" is a Belgium WW1 vehicle, a Minerva-Mors, maybe not so known.
Belgium vehicle, a French construction on Mors or Peugeot, who participated at the Russian campaign.

The model is a master done in 1/35 for resin kits.
Some of the parts are ready and few even in resin, due to a better construction for other parts.
Just few pics today, first of all with the real thing.
As you know, I'm not a great teller, but I'll respond to any question.

Thanks and cheers,


And now some of the parts done.
Here's the floor and the rear half of the armour.


Floor and rear half of the body.


And now the wheels.
I guess that's all for today. Next week I'll come with other things done.
No more stop, this must be done in resin.

Thanks for watching and cheers,


Ray Dunakin

Fantastic work! And a very interesting prototype too. I wonder how practical it was in actual combat. The armor looks out of place sitting atop those spindly, narrow wheels.

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Thanks, Russ, but "outstanding" ... it's a long way till there. "Satisfactory" would was much better and closer to reality.
In my own opinion, the quality is around "good enough for a resin kit", for a decent good kit. I have to keep this level
and not going down.

Ray, thank you as well. Agree with you, the vehicle is quite interesting. And is not the only one. I'm discovering a lot
of interesting vehicles, of all kind, of that period of time. And looks strange enough, but so was that time. Wheels, most
of all. Practical? Nowadays? Ray, that's a good joke!


Seattle Dave

Gorgeous work!  A French design you say?  Might that be why the weaponry is pointed to the rear? ;D
Dave VanderWal


Hi guys

I think you will like this photo too: Raudi, a captured Minerva-Mors seen here in Freikrops service after hard fighting in Munich 1919.

Cheers, Peter
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication" -Leonardo Da Vinci-



First of all, I have to thank you for your interest regarding this subject.

Dave - could be. I have no idea of what was in their heads ... Or, maybe, was the only disposable place for weapons.

Peter - thanks a lot for the picture. But is not a Mors, is a Peugeot - the hood is very round. Mors had a much flat hood. I think
that's the most visible difference.

I have 4 pages with articles regarding the history of this vehicle, but in French and in pdf. The pdf files are corrupted and I'm not able to transform them in jpeg files. Size is around 900 KB. If you're interested, maybe you can give some solutions.



"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication" -Leonardo Da Vinci-



Peter, thanks, I was just about to post that other Raudi picture ... :D And yes, we have all the others, very good pics.

I have 4 pages with the history of these Minerva AMC, but pdf and not possible to transform in others, very good pics.g. Size about 900 KB. What can be done?
AMC - Auto-Canon-Mitrailleuse. Easy to translate ... Auto-Cannon-Machinegun.

The model is possible to be done with the help of those who restored a Minerva-Mors at the Royal Belgium Military Museum.


Quote" I have 4 pages with the history of these Minerva AMC, but pdf and not possible to transform in others, very good pics.g. Size about 900 KB. What can be done?"

How about taking  screen shot, that has worked for me in the past.

Bill Hudson
Fall down nine times,
get up ten.


Usually with a PDF program you can copy the text and paste it into any word processing document such as Word, Text Edit, or whatever else. It is possible to copy the images, too, by selecting and copying them and pasting them into a photo app (Photoshop, Photos, maybe even Microsoft Paint).

If you can't manage it yourself, send me the PDF and I'll try to do it for you.



The work on this model is going on. Not so fast as I wish. A lot of parts are done, pics will follow.
Today I wish to show you the engine for this Minerva-Mors. I don't know yet if the model will be equipped with engine or
this will be a part of a detailing set, with other items.
The engine was done by a friend of mine, a true specialist in engines.