Saturday, March 24, 2012

Shermans and Carrier Finished...

...mostly. Ok, so they're sans decals, but, well, I ain't got none for the tanks, and I kinda forgot for the carrier 'till after I weathered it!

Good morning,

Here, in their highlighted and 'weathered' (or at least 'dusty-ed') final state are my latest Allied vehicles. (The 'weathering', for lack of a better term, looks much better in the plastic, than in the photos.)



First up, the Bren Gun Carrier, sans Bren gun.





Note how high the driver is sitting up compared with the driving position in the clip below. Which speaks to me of a 1/76 model repackaged as 1/72 (as it was) by simply throwing in some 1/72 figures.

Still, it'll do 'till either the Plastic Soldier Company bring out theirs, or Stan brings out his!

And now the wee jeep[s]. The second jeep ain't got no front wheels, but I thought I could use it as a bit of terrain/scenery.

(Post script - Paul from Plastic Warriors suggested that I take the spares off both to replace the missing front wheels on one. Ha! Brilliant!)


Next, the big boys. And they are considerably bigger than the rest. The difference between 1/72 and 1/76 toys...






Lastly, the 6 pounder.



Still gotta base it, which in itself presents a dilemma. Do I base it with a 40mm frontage like the rest of the Crossfire/Spear Head stuff, and have the crew loose so's I can leave the model abandoned (take away the crew) when it is 'destroyed' in games terms, or do I put it on a bigger base complete with crew? I'm leaning towards the former idea myself, but Andy's big German gun looks way cool on the bigger base, and he's got single based crew with it, so...not sure.

Nick

12 comments:

  1. The Jeep with no front wheels is a easy fix. Both have spare wheels attached to them giving you a set.

    Replace the spares with some small round shapes and paint up as if the spare wheels have canvas covers on them, you could always use tissue paper to get the texture.

    They all have come you rather well and if you are looking for the Airfix windscreens for the Jeeps them I am your man. Like you Nick all my versions of these are minus the screens as they look like crud.

    Great work and looking forward to the upcoming school holidays when you tend to blog a plethora of posts.

    Regards Paul

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  2. Great job Nick, much improved by your weathering & highlighting.

    Cheers,
    Jacksarge

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  3. Hi Paul,

    Brilliant idea, why didn't I think of it?

    Cheers for that,

    Nick

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  4. Hi Sarge,

    Thanks. Your ideas really helped.

    Cheers,

    Nick

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  5. Nice looking stuff, Nick ;) I've got to get round and finish off some more of my 1/72 stuff that's been lying around for ages...

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  6. Great work, they really look the part!

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  7. Cheers Monty,

    Yep, they do pile up, don't they?! Ironically, finishing those Shermans has forced an unfinished Firefly out of the box - I've run out of room to fit them all! But I want to finish the 6 Pounder crew first...and the Space Marine Land Speeders...and these two Sarmation knight elelments...oh, and that 6mm [chicken] walker...and I'm quite keen to start the plastic kits I've got mounting up, I hear those Pz IVs a-calling. And the Stuka. And the Hurricane. And the 25 pounder...

    Sigh

    So many minis, so little time!

    Nick

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  8. Thanks Tim.

    My, you've got some lovely looking minis there!

    Cheers,

    Nick

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  9. The large base does look nice, but I would go with your separate crew idea. The vehicles look good.

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    1. Thanks Sean,

      Yep, that's kinda how I'm doing it. 'Cept on a smaller base, 'cause that's what I started with before thinking much about it!

      Cheers,

      Nick

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  10. Shermans, carries, love them all, well done, must be fun gaming with these!

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    1. Cheers! They are! I'd just put them away when a mate from Aus sent over a few more bits and pieces for them. So...more soon...ish.

      Nick

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