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? :)
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...