That's what I have painted this week.
|Great to hide behind - the Sherman! Tamiya 1/48 has more bulk and is a better fit for 28mm figs than 1/56 IMHO.|
|Just what the Fourth Armoured Brigade in 2 NZ Division was designed for - infantry support in heavily built up areas...|
I've spent a considerable amount of time with hand-painted chipping, oil paint streaking and pigment placement to make this beast come alive. And when I finished I realised that it had no tank markings. So I've painted on the formation insignia - red squares with the tank number in them. Not sure if they are correct, but I wanted 18th regiment so it had to be red, and I wanted tank 8, which I think is in a square, but I'm unsure. It doesn't bother me a great deal to be honest. Nowhere near as much as the fact that red on green makes my colour blindness go mad. I can't actually see the insignia on the second photo and on the first it flashes like Xmas tree lights as my eyes try to work out what the hell is happening. How does it appear to 'normal' people? How the hell did anyone come up with red and green as the colours of Xmas? Someone, somewhere obviously hates me and wants me to say 'Bah, humbug!' a lot.
I also managed to complete my Norman bowmen, which means that I now have two completed 6 point armies for SAGA. Once the Vikings are complete it will be time for a solo campaign, I feel.
|You may think Levy are worthless, but who took down King Harold, huh? Give you a clue, it wasn't those bloody toffs on horses!|
This week the Trojans are on the painting tray. We'll see whether I can get through them in time for an update next Sunday. I've decided that I will aim for a post every Sunday to try to keep myself regular (that and metamucil). It is the best I can do in a congested life where blogging has to be the fourth priority after family, work, and painting.