There are 17 figures painted with tropical uniforms (the back two rows) and 19 in standard uniforms. Hmmm, Perry sells these guys in boxes of six so why isn't it 18 each?
I painted the officer with the cap (next to the light machine gun team) in the wrong uniform and I'm to lazy to change it now.
My Italians have some armor support in the form of a M13/40 tank, complete with its dual hull mounted machine guns. The Blitzkrieg models are very well cast - not as good as the Trenchworx stuff, but a very close second.
and a CV-35 Tankette. This is really just a mobile machine gun nest but I couldn't resist the model.
How small is the CV-35?
Pretty darn tiny!
Next up is an Italian Elephantino Anti-tank gun - light mobile and effective in 1941 but not so much after that.
Again these are Perry metals and superb.
Switching sides a bit - some Allied transport in the form of a M3 Half-track and a Whire Scout Car in 28mm. Both models are from Trenchworx and are superb - just a joy to assemble and paint up.
The White Scout car has a yellow circle and white star indicating its was part of the Sicily campaign. The Halftrack has more generic markings.
Lastly a group of 12 LRDG infantry in 28mm. These are Perry sculpts and I'm very sad to say the casting was just awful - there was extensive clean up and I still missed a bunch of the tailings.
They still paint up easier but I think the molds were wearing out when these boys were cast.
So heres the full show - not bad for a weeks worth of work. It did feel good to painting up a batch of historicals.
I need to clear my workbench up and will set up a better spot for pictures.
A wonderful MilesR-signatured points bomb. Your productivity never ceases to astound Mr. Reidy - it's just amazing.
Sad to hear about the Perry's LRDG figures, though I too often have issue with the number of vent tailings and bent appendages/barrels on their metal models. Still, they clean up nicely and you've done a great job on these raiders, Miles.
You've become very adept with your vehicles, Mr. R. I really like the weathering on all of these jalopies you've treated us with. Seeing yours reminds me that I need a White scout car for my Indochina collection.
And with 325 points (!) you move back into first place in the points standings. Well done, Miles!