Monday, January 2, 2012

M4A1 Sherman Tank Platoon(76mm)


Starting off the New Year with "one" of my new projects a 15mm US Tank Company for FOW. These here featured are M4A1 Shermans with a larger 76mm main gun then standard M4's 75mm and were used to take on those feared Tigers and Panthers the Germans had at the time.

Unlike my troops I like my vehicles well and truly dirty and fully in the campaign look. I should say by dirty I mean lots of dust, rust, oil and damp earth, but not clumps of mud. In Europe they have this reddish clay that  I tried to represent and hopefully I succeeded to some extent.

Compared to painting my German tanks where you have to constantly check what your doing to make sure your camo looks right I found painting American tanks simply relaxing and well......fun.:-)

More stuff to come soon and yes folks I finally racked up some points on Curt's painting competition! Speaking of the competition I'm like the guy who shows up with a canoe at a speedboat race! The leaders miniature output is nothing less then blitz on a brush, but that's ok as I'm just really happy to be apart of something and enjoying seeing what everyone is doing. No question I'll do this as often as Curt runs it!
Thanks for viewing!
Miniature Company-Battlefront FOW

19 comments:

  1. Really well done troop I like the weathering effects

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  2. Fantastic work Christopher. I really like the weathering too. Very well done.

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  3. I like these a lot! Superb painting and weathering; top work Sir!

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  4. They look great and are ready to hit the gaming table!

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  5. Great Sherman platoon mate - straight out of "Battle of the Bulge" (you need a Telly Savalas Crew Commander fig!). I really like the effective but not over-the-top weathering

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  6. Outstanding platoon Chris! Really like the muddy look. Always wanted to do these as well...

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  7. Damn nice work....brilliant in fact!

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  8. That is sick! I need to upload some pictures of my brothers units when he gets back from college.

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  9. Thanks guys I appreciate the kind words!

    Cheers
    Christopher

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  10. Christopher, these are awesome! I think WW2 is your forte.

    Best wishes
    Giles

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  11. Thanks everyone!

    @Fran

    Thanks man I really appreciate the sentiment, but I'm sure Curt is trying his best to be fair and balanced. I don't envy his position one bit.
    BTW I'm really enjoying the comic relief between you Ray and thanks for the side entertainment!

    Cheers
    Christopher

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