Sunday, 25 May 2014

WW2 ALLIED ARMOUR batch 1


I have recently finished painting my first batch of 28mm Allied Armour, not counting the die cast vehicles that I have been practising on. These are made by Warlord and so far we have a Daimler Dingo scout car, two Universal Bren Carriers, a Vickers Light Tank and a Matilda MK 2.
The last two vehicles have been painted in the earlier war two tone paint scheme, as they will be used in support for my BEF platoon.  

















I also purchased some Warlord spray cans of paint when I was at Salute this year, as the cans were half price. I will be doing a few test pieces but I am not that happy with the initial colours now that they have been sprayed onto the figures. I think the Dunkelgelb will probably be okay for the Desert War stuff but not too sure with the rest. I will submit the results in a future post, along with how much quicker I found them if any, to paint and the effect it makes on my standard of painting. 

Here is a picture of the rest of my Allied vehicle park waiting in the paint queue. Four Shermans, a Soviet T/34, a Humber Scout Car and a Tetrarch Light Tank. So a bit of a mixture really but then I have quite a few different types of platoons that I need these for.

Last but not least, the drivers head for the Dingo. I was not sure if he was going to be very visable when glued into the vehicle so I took a couple of pictures just encase.

 

23 comments:

  1. Excellent work on the vehicles! You really hit the nail on the head with your green I think. Superb brushwork on the tanker also. The skin looks highly convincing.

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  2. Excellent looking vehicles and love the weathering.

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  3. Very, very cool models, exceptionally painted. I have to say looking at the guy wearing goggles and talking into the handset made me immediately think of Michael Cain in "Bridge Too Far." Masterful work as always.

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  4. Just so, so, so good !

    Best regards Michael

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  5. Superb. The vehicles look excellent. The Maltida II is my personal favourite.

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  6. They look terrific! Love that head...

    I'm curious to hear more about your experiences with the sprays. I found they covered metal very poorly; the various cans I used gave a finish like sandpaper, that took subsequent paint very poorly. This was a great pity, as the colours would have been very useful.

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  7. Smashing work Pat, love the weathering.

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    1. I did like that vickers light tank, haven't come across those before...

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  8. Wow! Very cool stuff! Now I want to go watch "A Bridge Too Far" again!

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  9. Excellent tanks and vehicles Pat!

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  10. As always I'm very impressed with both your painting, modelling and photography and this is no exception! Very well done Pat!

    Christopher

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  11. Very nice indeed - shame about the sprays, I haven't tried those and I probably won't now. I've been using the Plastic Soldier Company ones and I'm very happy with them.

    Kind regards,

    Richard
    Monty's Wargaming World
    www.montyswargamingworld.co.uk
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  12. Stunning shots Pat, always a feast for the yes. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the sprays though.

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  13. They are simply awesome Pat! Beautiful work!

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  14. Hi Pat,

    excellent work on the BEF stuff. The vehicles turned out very good and the crewmen are just awesome.
    For the sprays I'm unsure as well. Dunkelgelb doesn't look too bad but the other two... To be honest I would stay with Vallejo Colours and maybe spray on the first layer with airbrush.

    Cheers
    Stefan

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  15. Excellent armour! Mud and weathering look awesome

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  16. You left the best for last. The muddy vehicles look great, but the driver, ohh the driver, looks just superb!

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  17. These are brilliant, Pat. The weathering on the vehicles is superb. It must be very pleasing to know that you can turn your hand to any period.

    Best wishes

    Giles

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  18. Really excellent! The contrast on the camo vehicles is particularly good, enough to be seen but still quite subtle.

    Also, I have nominated you for the Liebster Award:
    http://cracdeschevaliers.blogspot.com/2014/05/liebster-award.html

    CdlT

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    1. Thanks again chaps.
      CdlT, very kind of you to nominate me for the Liebster Award, unfortunately I don't qualify due to having over the 200 followers. Thank you all the same.
      Pat.

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  19. Great looking as always. Your models are always set off so well by your terrain and photography. Please accept a Liebster with my compliments.

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    1. AHunt, very kind of you but unable to accept as my blog is over the 200 followers.
      Thank you for considering me though,
      Pat.

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