Monday, 15 May 2017

Sherman Breaching Group

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

M26 Pershings

Plastic Pershing tanks by Battlefront. Great models overall, the seam on the turret is the only real downside. Otherwise, really nice detail on these kits: the track detail is phenomenal.


Monday, 8 May 2017

Kursk Panthers

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.

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