Wednesday, 20 January 2016

From KyleC - Tanks, tanks, and more tanks... (215)


So it seems I have been sleeping as of late and am getting run over by others in points here... let's bring out some big guns then eh? :)


First up was a trio of German Panzers for a mate at the club. After playing a tank battle against my Shermans recently painted, he said that it must be because they were painted. So I offered to paint up his if he wanted before we have a rematch next week. He agreed to this, and supplied a simple paint scheme to do them up with. Loaning me a sample tank from his collection to copy... though mine came out a bit darker than his due to the black oil wash.




I then started into my Japanese Tanks... like the Type 92s above. A pair that I bought from US last year. They are poorly 3D printed though as you can see the lines separating the levels easily. More so with the wash over them. But they are great in games, so we dont mind that. The HMGs on the front hulls have broken as the resin they are printed in is very brittle.





Then we have a Ke-nu light tanks Another mobile firing platform with the common turret of AT gun in the front and MMG on the back.



The mainstay of the Japanese army is the Chi-has.. having 3 is great in Tank wars.. again very formidable, with its light anti tank gun, and dual MMGs ( again one facing the rear on the turret ). I use the one with the figure to represent the squad leader if needed.





Dual Ho-Ros here.. love these as although they are open topped ( easy to take out ) they are mobile Heavy Howitzers.. great as anti infantry guns, and being mobile means they are even more deadly!





The Shin-hoto chi ha tank.. the only tank in their army that is also a command tank. Gives us the command feature and increased leadership on the board! Or the free upgrade if playing tank battles! And the medium anti tank gun is nothing to sneeze at either ;)





Our biggest tanks and it is still only considered a medium... the Ho Ni Type 3.. quite powerful but slow and only the main gun on it...





Last one is the Chi Nu tank.. again a medium with a decent output of power.. and a hull mounted MMG.

All tanks were given some extra stowage, and I was experimenting with the ModelMates liquid pigments on them. Though it looks like they are more rusty than running through sandy terrain...







Although the rest were done over a few days, this last tank took me all of Sunday to complete as I was trying something different. I have a few of the TankArt books, and number 2 features Allied armor. In particular the Pershing Tank.. which I just so happened to receive last week after warlords xmas sale ( but needed to be cast it seems ).

So I wanted to try out some of their techniques on it.. including weathering and damage with different techniques. One of which was thinner dry brushing.. whereby the stronger painted on the base ( enamels ) stay whereas the highlights ( acrylics ) get pulled off to show the base color as a scratch. I still have a lot to learn on using pigments it seems as this looks more like it has been whitewashed for winter than been rolling through dirt or concrete areas. Still a lot of fun all the same here. And something that I hope to retry again in the future! Maybe even as a showcase piece.. but will see on that..

All told though this is quite a few models painted up over the last week for me all ready now for more tank battles in bolt action.



15 tanks ( plus the one on loan as a scheme to copy ) means 225 points I do believe? But from the above you can see the size difference some of the tanks are in comparison to others.. More to come now...


Now thats a tank entry! And wonderfully done - i can understand why the Pershing took so long - I think you really nailed it! 225 Points well earned - looking forward to seeing some more Kyle - soon...

36 comments:

  1. Great work, nice sized points bomb

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    1. I have to keep up.. and still not happening much it seems.. that week of making a larger project hurt me ;)

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  2. What a lot of lovely tanks (and SPGs)! Great work Kyle :)

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  3. That is a lot of armour, nicely done!

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    1. I have a green tinge on my desk from all the armor being painting these days..

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  4. Great work! That's quite a selection of steel beasts!

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    1. A ton of fun to make up as well!

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  5. Knowing that you are such a good painter I was delighted to see these as they are up to your normal very high standard AND one sees so little Japanese armour on the WW2 table. I applaud you Sir!

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    1. Thanks Clint! Many people underestimate the Japanese armor, but considering how cheap they are in game compared to others, means we can usually outnumber them! Scares my opponents when that happens ;) Glad you like them!

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  6. Great looking tanks - nice to see Japanese armor!

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    1. Thanks.. goes nice beside my American armor!

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  7. What a cracking entry, love the Japanese tanks

    Ian

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    1. Thanks.. am happy to have them painted up properly finally!

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  8. Nice tanks. I really need to read up on techniques for vehicles. I just sort of muddled through with my normal approach to figures.

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    1. That is me to a T as well.. but I thought I should have a go at something a bit more proper.. was really useful and cool to try out!

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  9. That's a vehicle park to be envious of, great work!

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  10. Great work. The 3d printed model is actually very good for the technology especially if it was from a hobbyist machine.

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    1. Agreed.. though considering how much I paid for it, and then how much in customs.. it was not worth it for the quality that I received.. more so when the sender upped the value on the forms making customs coming to be more than what I paid for the pieces :(

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  11. A nice selection of lovely Tanks.

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  12. Wow - an armoured painting frenzy. Have never seen so many Japanese WW2 tanks either - very cool.

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    1. Most haven't.. and in Bolt Action for Tank Wars this will be a lot of fun.. and will be very successful as well I hope!

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  13. That's some seriously nice armour Kyle. Can't decide which I like best!

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  14. Tanks a million, Kyle!

    ...I'll get me coat.

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  15. The panzer and patton are nice, but I am really liking your Japanese tanks. It's nice to them out of history books and museums.
    That'll be a tidy OP4 for your marines! ;)

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    1. Thanks David.. some of these have been pained previously, but I did not like the effects ( Ho-ro for example ).. so it was nice to repaint them up and see what I could get out of them.. much happier with this take on them, even if they are a bit dark..

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  16. Um, Kyle? I have some tanks that could benefit from a lick of paint - can you do them up for me? Pretty please?? Wow, you are a stellar friend for taking that on. Fantastic work! I particularly like the Japanese tanks and the weathering is brilliant.

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  17. Wow, I hate painting vehicles and put off even 15mm ones. So much 28mm armour- very intimidating!

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