Here they are. Pesky little fellas!
A mis-toned wash has a line on the right turret and the dry brush and wash didn’t quite cover it. But at battlefield level this shouldn’t matter.
I am looking at infantry and artillery now to round this out, and then of course…scenery!
So Sunday morning saw the concerted effort of Panzer painting saw them as close as I was going to get them
Panzer IIIs with the long 75mm
Panzer IIIs with short 50mm
My command with the long 50mm, I figured to keep them at the back so extra range will help but these hopefully will not be deciding battles unless I am doing very poorly!
Two Panzer IVs with short 75mm, these pack a wallop in mid war!
I seem to have mislaid a photo of two Panzer IVs with long 75mm guns. When I find them I will post them up.
The decals looked super fiddly so I free handed the insignias. The crosses and numbers are ok (mostly) but the palm tree thingy was a fail!
At Toyfair this year I got to see this awesome new Battle Mat. The right size at 6′ by 4′ and more importantly desert on one side and grass on the other. I am letting it flatten out but it is a great addition to my stable of Battle Mats.
I have also made progress on the Panzer IIIs and IVs. I have not yet decided on the exact split of the teams and do need to think about infantry and support. But all that is for after I have got all the tracks painted and these guys washed and detailed up.
Thank you airbrush for really breaking the back of the work and getting me to a great starting place.
The Sherwood, Hucknall, Ilkeston Team are moaning about my obvious and inevitable move to Flames so I fear I might be painting both sides and GMing but I can live with that. I know Tom wants to do large sweeping battles in the desert and GB loves the period so I might be pushing on an open door.
Now for about a million years the normal Land Raiders have been balls. They do not know what they are doing. Against Infantry they are meh, as tank hunters they are ok but sub optimal. However, in the dawning of 8th they find their place once more in the world. Tank killer (four Lascannons baby), plus a Multi Melta, Troop killing with two Heavy Bolters and a Storm Bolter we are killing everything!
Here is one that Gary gave me that I finally patched up and painted!
This needs some transfers and a little bit of detail work but it is almost there (Dave Done).
As I had the paints on the pallet I bashed this guy out too. He needs more work but will try and get him polished off soon.
Due to the volume of SM stuff I have gathered over the years I have all the options (except a Thunderfire Cannon but it is on Ork tracks…sorry long rant moved to a future post) so refining what the final army looks like is tough at this stage. I am trying hard not to paint a million Captains as I have loads and they are all cool.
Anyway hopefully finishing some stuff on the next post, or maybe more battle reports.