Next are five 20mm Allied vehicles from WWII including two jeeps, two MK II Universal Carriers and a MK I Bren Carrier.
One jeep is from Frontline Wargames (Foreground model) and the other from SHQ (Rear model) in the picture above. The SHQ model is far clear and over a better piece to paint; that age old argument of metal versus resin models. Truth be told both are perfectly suitable for their intended use.
Next are the carriers which are three of a total of ten that will be painted in this years challenge. All shown with divisional markings on for the 11th Armoured Division, which may not be technically true for the MK I. Not sure on that so anyone with the correct information please pass it on.
All of the WW II vehicle started of with a base coat of Humbrol Olive spray. They were then painted in Dark Olive from Coat d'Arms and washed the Nuln Oil. In truth this is too dark for the colour looked for, however, the decision was made to leave these five as is and look to change the others in the next few days.
The final stages of painting involved dry brushing the vehicles with Coat d'Arms Olive and light Olive to the final highlights.
The tracks start of black then painted in Vallejo Flat Brown, wet brushed Vallejo Cavalry Brown and then dry brushed with a dark steel colour.
|More transfers in the post.|
There are more decals in the post for the other carriers and if there are enough, will go back and add a few extra to the rears of these.
Any comments greatly appreciated.
Cheers for now
ByronM: Great post Ross! You remind me that I really should build my wagon.... But, back to your figures. Very nice looking cart there, and even better looking little jeeps and carriers. The painting looks clean and neat and you did a good job with the decals (no silvering). Since you asked for comments, the only thing that I would really change or add is that I think they need a little weathering. You don't need to go nuts with chipping or rust or anything, but just some of that dirt colour from the tracks and wheels up onto the chassis and skirts. They look too clean to me, but then I always overdo it, so what do I know!