Tuesday, 14 February 2017

From AnthonyO - More Team Yankee, some Germans and a Rather Rare French Fighting Machine (135 Points)

This week has seen me power on with the Team Yankee Russians and take on a few King Tigers for my FoW Germans as well as paint up a rarely seen French Tank Hunter.

Team Yankee 15mm - Russians - 90 Points

When you are on a roll... 9 more T72's and 4 Shilka's along with 2 SU-25's all from Battlefront Miniatures. Once you work out the basic paint scheme it becomes a production line and you can achieve a lot in a small amount of time.




Next week I will tackle another 6 Hinds which should look great on the table.

King Tigers 15mm - 18 Points

These King Tigers are surprisingly heavy! Resin and metal combine to really put some weight in them and they are great little miniatures. I have no idea what they pay like however I was given these and being so iconic I had to paint them up.



French 1/56 Citroen-Kegresse Portee - 25 Points 

This great little tank destroyer comes from Mad Bob Miniatures (crew from JTFM) and is just a great model. The vehicle is a halftrack converted to carry a 25mm AT gun in the lead up to WW2 and it was clearly outclassed very early on. I will use it with my early war French for Bolt Action and revel in it terrible performance and take all that for that one occasion where it takes out the prized opponents tank!



Next week will see more Team Yankee and a return to 28mm with the brand new WW2 Dragon Portees from Crusader Miniatures.

Alan and Paul: Blimey Patch! Your production line has been churning out the models over the past few weeks. I really admire your vehicles - great, subtle camouflage, and very convincing looking weathering. That French Portee is a good looking piece of kit, although placing it just after the King Tigers is a reminder of how far tanks and armour developed during the war. Great stuff, and I hope your Portee will cover itself in unexpected glory. I've rounded your total up to 135 points for the crewmen in your 15mm vehicles.

23 comments:

  1. Great stuff especially that poor french tank "destroyer"

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  2. Fantastic work Patch. Did you have many problems assembling the SU-25s? Mine were complete shite...

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    1. Thanks Greg and not at all with these ones. I had terrible issues with the Warthogs though.

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  3. Great looking tanks, love the half track tank destroyer.
    Best Iain

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  4. While I like all the heavy metal on display, the little French AT porte really gets my vote. Early war kit always looks sexier compared to the late war staples like the KT. All your work is top shelf.

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    1. I am with you Michael, I was just coming to post essentially the same thing. While everything is nice, the little French AT is the shining star here. Excellent work Anthony!

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    2. I feel like it will tell a story every time I use it and even my opponents will be cheering on the little TD that could!

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  5. Great tanks, but the air-support really is da bomb ;-)!

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  6. I love the massed soviets, great work all round. Good luck to your little AT team!

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  7. Jeez, that there's some great brushwork. I'll echo others in a soft spot for that optimistic French portee.

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  8. Great stuff Patch. Love the weathering on that Ruskie armour, and the little French portee is to die for.

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  9. That is a grand motor pool!
    I like the Russian spearhead and the German armor all are well done and weathered nicely.
    My favorite is the early war French ATG. I myself like the more oddball and esoteric units and equipment....I hope you bag a lot of German kitties with it!

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  10. That's a very nice team Yankee force. Keep looking at the model for that system.

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  11. Great painting! Your take on those Soviet masses really is impressive.

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