Wednesday, 7 March 2018

From DaveD - The next new project - US Army ETO - Armor (well armour in real English) - 24 points

Hi all , what I hear - another new project - well you can blame fellow challenger JamesM for this one. He has been treating our local group to a series of wonderful games set in Normandy '44 with his British and Germans . Its inspired me kick off a "small" (honest) side project to build a suitable  American force. I am actually pleased in that this is a step back to my early war gaming roots as a teenager, where one of my first armies was a US one. It was made up of Airfix, Esci and Matchbox figures and model tanks - some of which are still doing venerable service with the person I sold them on to!

So here we have 15mm Plastic Soldier Shermans and Battlefront M10 Tank Destroyers. I always enjoy doing tanks - these are a nice size for detail and weathering etc. There would have been a lot more this week if my delivery of extra bits for them had not been snow bound - I am still waiting for the missing water slide transfers to turn up!




4 X 15mm tanks - 24 points

We holiday in Normandy frequently and regularly drive the route the US forces took to Avranches so I will be exploring some of the battles of the break out - terrain stuff is on order 

And of course - you can't beat the classic tune to Kellys Heroes- but will Private Millsy turn up as Oddball?

Artist - Mike Curb Congregation
Song - Burning Bridges 


From Ray

Excellent brushwork Dave! They do look the biz! I wondered how long and who James' wonderful WWII figures would inspire to get into WWII. I didn't think it'd be the great Camelboy of the north!
I've gotta admit, I've been sorely tempted myself. I've even gone so far as to plan a smallish purchase, I was looking at Early War Dutch and Germans?????  Will this daft project ever get off the ground........

24 points!!!!


18 comments:

  1. Very nice tanks Dave, but I think this entry can only be the tip of the iceberg...

    Don't listen to that shoulder demon in a Sennett hat, Ray, Dave doesn't know the meaning of restraint!

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    1. Now if I remember an eight of an iceberg is above the water... hmm .. this is more like the top of the tip!

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  2. Very nice Dave, glad to see the madness is spreading!

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    1. oh yes . more orders placed tonight...

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  3. He's infected us all. top work, always thought these M10s were a wonderful design

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  4. Wow Dave, you sure have been busy this week, great stuff!

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  5. > but will Private Millsy turn up as Oddball?
    Only if I can wear my zipper mask.

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    1. Again with the negative waves, Millsy!

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  6. Awesome work Dave! It‘ll certainly be great following you along with this project.

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  7. Lovely weathering on these tanks!
    Best Iain

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  8. Lovely work on the ARMOUR Dave! Spelling, metric, Presidents...Americans are always on the wrong side of everything.

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  9. Great work Dave! It'll definitely be interesting to see what you'll come up with in this project! Surely a camel can fit in at least as some crew motif on the side of a tank!

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  10. Great looking Yank armour Dave! The decals and whip antennae really finish them off nicely.

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  11. Very nice, hopefully they can give the big cats a scare.

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