I recently picked up the TANKS Sherman vs Panther starter kit, and while my daughter claimed the Panther, she graciously let me have the 2 Shermans for myself to paint! I'm labeling this as both TANKS and Flames of war, as the nice thing about the game produced by GaleForce 9 and Battlefront, is that the tanks can feasibly be used in either system. (which is good, because I have a TON of Panzer IV's painted for FoW that I have yet to use!) Anyways, here's how they turned out:
I decided that since I already had painted up some regular Shermans with 75mm guns for FoW I would do this two up as 76's. It had been so long since I originally painted my US stuff for FoW that I had to go back and find my method I used last time! Just as with my other shermans, I painted a yellow ring around the star to signify that they were a part of the allied invasion of Sicily/Italy. (marking idea from an online source) Overall, I'm pretty pleased with them!
Next, as a bit of a bonus, I decided to make a wrecked Jagpanther using some spare parts that were left on the sprue. Now, I realize since this is a kitbacsh of spare parts, that it is not 100% historically accurate, but I still thought it would make a cool bit of terrain, or perhaps an objective marker of some kind.
So, there you have it! I must say, it felt nice to have something to build and paint for a change after a bit of a hiatus for several months! Since then, I've picked up a Tiger for my daughter (I have one for myself already painted) and an M10 as well, which is probably my favorite US AFV of WWII! I also picked up Imperial Assault for my daughter and I to play, and I'm really enjoying painting up some Star Wars stuff! Hopefully, I eventually weasel my way into a historical gaming group at my LGS, which should really help motivate me to buy and paint even more!
Until Next Time,