Oh Rah! Armor section rolling in now... Started in on them on Saturday, and finished them on Sunday.
Most of it was waiting for the oil to dry before the photos, so the above photo is from last night.
While I had them all out, I grabbed all the infantry out as well, and did a family photo of this first week's painting work!
So set by set.. starting with some Chaffees.. though they are poorly done recasts that I thought were real casts that I got off eBay in the beginning. Added up some stowage to the lot as well.. and at some point I can dust them up and weather them most than just the little black oil wash it received already.
Next up is the M8, M20 pack... nothing extra thrown on here..
2 M3 Halftracks ready to bring some Marines closer to the fight.. Extras stowage here as well, and the barrels of the HMGs were cut off and replaced with brass rods.
2 M16s here, ready to cause some serious damage to the opposition. Again the barrels are replaced with brass rods as they were far too flimsy overall to survive long in plastic.
Triple Sherman offensive... all complete with stowage and rope connectors. Plus the wood sidings to repel the magnetic mines..
Now this was the first test Sherman that I painted up.. I do not like the coloring as much as the others though. Not enough green tinge to it in comparison to the rest. It was the resin version, and so the wood slats were molded on, but the other stowage was added to it..
And the color variations between them.. I need to do more color variations to the green ones like I did to the other ones.. but that is for another day. Again when I am get to the point of working on the dust as well.. and maybe some markings ( American Stars? )...
And the final shot of them all once more after the matte varnish had settled a bit this morning..
So there are a few more vehicles to get some paint and such soon enough.. the only part of my Japanese that are not finished really.. But that is for another day.. for now, we have some more batch painting to get prepped ;)
Awesome work Kyle! That is a very impressive passel of American armour. To be honest, I think I may like the more subdued green of your test model the best, but that's just me. Nevertheless, the oil does tone down the more vibrant green and brings out the details nicely.
The base of this submission is 195 points <gulp> BUT I'm going to top you up a bit due to the extra stowage and mods you've done to some of the vehicles. Lovely stuff.