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Thursday, January 19, 2017

1st painted minis of 2017, TANKS/FoW!



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,
-WuhSawBe-

2 comments:

  1. Holy crap mate - you paint WW2 impressively!

    Going to try out different factions as well? (Brits, Soviets, etc?)

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    1. Thanks for the compliment! (I'm blushing on the other end of the screen)

      As far as trying out the other nations, I may do so at some point. I'm really into the allied invasion of Sicily/Italy, so that really drives my collection in a specific direction. I do already have a TON of German stuff painted as well, which is why my daughter has been getting the Panther/Tigers for herself to paint. (I mostly wanted the cards) That said, I wouldn't rule out doing some Brits, and if they ever came out with Italians, I would be all over them in a heartbeat!

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