Monday, November 22, 2021
Sunday, November 21, 2021
Saturday, August 21, 2021
To finish out my backlog of finished projects, here are two Italeri Official Account / Warlord Games 1/56 scale Marder III(r). As I mentioned in my last post, these are very nice kits and the multi-part crew are a nice addition, since this allows part swaps with Warlord's other 28mm German infantry and tank figures.
Friday, August 20, 2021
This is an Italeri / Warlord Games 1/56 scale Marder III(r) in Afrika Korps colors. This is a pretty nice kit that has a lot of nicely molded detail, as well as a good selection of three multi-part crew. My one big complaint is the tarp/netting poles are INCREDIBLY fragile, both of these broke simply by my handling during painting (one disappearing into my carpet) - not a great feature on a model meant to be handled for gaming.
As this model goes in my Afrika Korps force for Bolt Action, I switched out the plastic crew for 28mm metal crew from Perry Miniatures.
Basecoat is Testors Panzer Grey, then overcoated with Tamiya acrylics, with detail painted in Vallejo acrylics. Decals are from the kit - though I did make the earlier SP AT tactical symbol from a combination of two different decals. An overall oil filter was applied, then oil pin washes to accentuate detail.
(Continued apologies for the picture quality. I'm still experimenting with the new camera which takes the lighting setup I had before VERY differently than the last camera. If you notice something odd, please let me know.)
Thursday, August 19, 2021
Here is Italeri Official Account / Warlord Games 1/56 scale Char in German service, otherwise known as the Panzerkampfwagen B1/B2 740(f). Overall, this was a fairly good kit with a lot of options. My only issues were that it seems a little undersized and the large rear fuel tank had fit issues and needed filling and sanding. This is almost entirely out of box, except for the folded tarp and oversized chain (not a great idea to put a lot of external stowage on a flame-throwing AFV!).