Sunday, 23 May 2021

new WW2 tanks


Not a lot of wargaming of note lately for me.  Always piddling about on this project or that, but nothing write home blog about.

Did do up a couple of Waffenkammer resin tanks included for me in an order by WillB [link to company].  I added a late war T-34 to go against any German Kitties (Panthers or Tigers) others might have for a game of 'What a Tanker', or to be hunted by my German panzerfaust-armed lads.  

T-34/85 with a 'Bad Squiddo' female driver (used as more 1:48 scale to the Warlord plastic infantry than the provided driver) She seems to be shaking her fist in defiance . 

But of course one just MUST do all the rust and weathering!  Mind you I really don't think tanks lasted long enough to acquire such wear in reality.

The other, a rather smaller R-35 in Italian employ for support of my Italian Camicie Nere/ Blackshirt militia contingent.  A famous ‘charge’ of 12 of these caused consternation for the Americans at Gera in Sicily… for several minutes….. 

The two man crewed R-35 with the supplied commander/gunloader/gunner having a seat outside ("unbuttoned") .  He is attached by a magnet in his knee...

...to the internal magnet which allows me to remove him and....

...manually close the hatch.  I managed to drill a very small hole through the hatch's hinge to allow a thin piece of plastic rod - the type which is used to attach price tags to clothing - to be fed through and squeezed at both ends so gluing was not required.     While not partial to resin, I do like the effect of it to portray the historically rough casting of the metal turret.

This R-35 was inspired by the following images of the tanks engaged at Geta:





10 comments:

  1. Looking great, Doug! Love the badges on the R-35. And the working hatch worked out great.

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    1. Your pointing out the emblem has me thinking I need to change it slightly. It was another image I was working from (but which I could not use) which has a different shape than these two. Dang. Will be a easy fix I think.
      Thanks for the comment.

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  2. Great looking tanks Doug. Superb weathering to your painting.
    Regards, James

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    1. Thanks for the kind comment. The result of several hours of YouTube viewing and not too close photography :-)

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  3. A nice couple of additions Doug but I am not sure a T34 against a Tiger is a fair fight - you may need to look at a JS II or III?

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    1. Nothing is fair in love (of modelling) and war (games)....

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  5. Very nice work. I remember reading about the battle of Gela written by an Italian officer. He wasn't all that impressed by the plan of battle by his side but was impressed by the courage the ordinary soldiers displayed. It's on my mind to create an Italian force in 6mm so that my Americans have a bit of a different opponent in O Group.

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