"Bad figures" some have opined: it's why I don't rate opinions by non-painters on figure quality very highly. Don't know how I managed really...
In other news: thanks to Photobucket severing picture links, several old painting tutorials were rendered useless...thanks PB, though you're not getting a cent from me. My thanks to Braxen for letting me know, I had completely forgotten some were hosted elsewhere back in the day. Despite looking a little dated I've uploaded the pics again for anyone who might find them useful. They should be all be fixed now; if you spot any problems, let me know.
Also: ABS plastic. I mean...really Battlefront? Really?
More updates soon.
Friday, 18 August 2017
Thursday, 13 July 2017
Models by PSC with BF crews, magnetized turrets, etc. The HQ has the Churchill Mk. V with 95mm CS howitzer. The green appears more "luminous" in the pictures than it is in real life.
And another Tank Troop, two Churchill Mk VI with 75mm and a single Mk IV with 6-pounder.
Sunday, 2 July 2017
Monday, 15 May 2017
Sherman Crab flail tanks, aka "funnies""from the 79th Armoured Division. Models by Battlefront. A pain in the arse to assemble the flail bits, and they're none too durable either. These will be combined with the previously-completed AVsRE giving some serious fortification-breaching ability.
Thursday, 11 May 2017
Monday, 8 May 2017
Panthers of the D model variety. Not entirely accurate models but OK out of the box. Models by The Plastic Soldier Company, crews by Battlefront (plastics). I also magnetized the turrets and added a little weight to the hulls.
Not really "Kursk Panthers" though: the real ones (51. and 52. Panzer Abteilung) were quite heavily camouflaged for the most part, as I discovered. The plain dunkelgelb scheme was not really evident from the pictures I've seen. Also missing the distinctive "panther head" markings on the turrets, etc.
What do you do when your airbrush is on the blink and you can't do camo? This I guess. The exaggerated streaking was also to add a little interest on what would otherwise have been a bit dull. Still: good enough for gaming.