Continuing with the 7th armoured division/ 22nd armoured brigade, and freshly from the paint brush, here it is 5th RTR in a peaceful rear area in the Normandy bocage country.
A photo of an US tank battalion in the latest RF! rule set served as inspiration for this picture.
Usual Armourfast Fireflies with Britannia crew and Hessian tape made out from repair putty.
Matchbox Firefly with extra rear turret box, MG and Hessian tape.
The crew of this Cromwell are resin Frontline Wargaming torsos kindly sent by Tim Wade.
Frontline Wargaming M-3. The yellow markings and the number 52 denotes 5th RTR.
I stole this diecast Fuel Scammel from my father´s peaceful car collection. It was painted in red and yellow metallic colours and when my father discovered its absence it was already based and primed...
Hey, look at these heavy drinkers coming from the party! They are bailed out crew made of Esci British infantry with carved out parts and NATO Esci beret heads.
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!!"