Saturday, 11 May 2013

20mm Rapid Fire! 7th Armoured Division in Normandy - 1st tank regiment

My 22nd armoured brigade was hanging around with its models put together for  some 1 or 2 years by now. The models were already built, primed and there was just some few more models to built for a total of 39 vehicles.

The first regiment to be painted was the 1st tank regiment with its red markings and 51 as brigade number (oldest regiment).

Most of the Cromwell are Armourfast, with one Revell and one Altaya.
The crew models are mostly Britannia heads in plastic bodies.

The M-3 Stuart are Matchbox (L) and a turretless Frontline Wargaming(R) with plastic Rocco and Frontline Wargaming  resin crews and MG.

All company vehicles have Hessian Tape as camouflage. This was made with cheap repair putty modelled while drying up to this shape.

Fireflies are Armourfast too, simple vehicles but rendering nicely  this famous and effective tank.

The Hessian Tape/putty on gun barrels have to be applied carefully and in small parts. A normal X-acto models the crevices and simulates the tape.

This crew member has a metal Britannia head and his body is modelled in putty. Making crew members like this you can place them in the exact place you want. This one is saying: " Let me out before I     
shit my pants" to which the rest of the crew reply "Please do it!!"