They were painted using the US Armor Camouflage set from Ammo of MIG Jimenez. As I quite liked how they came out I decided to not whitewash them but in hindsight I should have done that little extra step. Originally the tracks were intended to look muddy but as so often with pigments the results were quite different from what I had intended. For some reason the pigments dried out whiteish and I had to go over them with several layers of brown wash. Thus ruining the wet/ muddy look completely.
The crew for the .50 cal AA HMG were probably the worst miniatures ever. Despite having a set of three and taking only the best figures, they were just rubbish. Almost no detail, lots of flash and badly cast. Especially for the price BF are asking for their offerings, it feels like robbery to get such bad castings.
|60mm light mortar|
|.30 cal medium machine gun|
Overall I really enjoyed painting in a smaller scale than usual and am quite happy with how these came out. I still have to adapt my painting to 15mm but as I'm slowly running out of storage space, and really like how fast one can build a sizable force, I'll probably switch the most part of my painting to this scale.
Acknowledging some of the bad models, you've still managed to produce absolutely stunning work here Nick. To be honest, when I first looked at the photos, I thought these were 28mm!!
I'm always struck by your skills with the brush Nick and you don't disappoint here. Your weathering on the Shermans is excellent and I like your take on the snow bases. Wonderful stuff.
As a suggestion, you should really try 20mm if you want a happy medium between storage and detail. You get all the benefits from 1/72 scale plastic kits PLUS you can access the lovely AB range, which I think you'd perform magic with. Again, just a thought. :)
This entry will allow you to hop-scotch over Christopher, but as you say, I'm sure he has something in the works to return the favour! :)