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« Reply #495 on: February 17, 2017, 01:39:45 PM »

I've now added tank commanders to all the open hatches on the vehicles Brent has painted for me, and a few of my own efforts.
These are metal figures by Michael Perry. I am a mahoosive fan of Michael's work, but these are a wee bit lumpy. Full of character though, once painted. I think they really bring the vehicles to life (even though I'm sure hatches were firmly battened down in battle - so not very realistic, but hey ho... )

I apologise - it's a lot of pictures for just 6 little figures, but I'm quite in love with these  Cool

The British armour...

Marmon Herrington and Honey painted by Brent, the Vickers by me. As you can see, my attempt at Caunter scheme has come out a bit darker than Brent's, but they're not a million miles apart.



And the DAK armour...

Panzer III by Brent, Tiger I and Panzer II by yours truly.



And a few close ups...

Tiger commander:





Panzer III commander:
(Love this figure. Such a small lump of metal. So much wonderful character... I've now adopted the Redzed method for sunglasses, goggles and binoculars - thanks Shaun!)





Panzer II commander:





The Marmon-Herrington A/C:
Again, so much period character in one little figure. Marvellous  Smiley
I'm only sorry you can't see the lovely detail of the rolled down socks too.





The Honey:

I have given this guy a stable belt. Don't know if that's realistic for the era, but I like the flash of colour.





The Vickers:

Once again, binoculars using the Redzed method...

I've also replaced the pennons on the aerial - the original ones were a bit too big and stiff looking...






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« Reply #496 on: February 17, 2017, 02:25:51 PM »

Lovely stuff, sir.
Wonderful brushwork on some lovely little characters.
 Love Love

I am with you when it comes to adding figures to vehicles.
Sod whether it is 'realistic' or not, they just add so much 'life' to a vehicle.
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« Reply #497 on: February 17, 2017, 02:44:41 PM »

Marvellous! Queegs tanks (of course yours too) and your miniatures are a perfect match.
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« Reply #498 on: February 17, 2017, 03:09:05 PM »

Those additions really make the vehicles come alive. Tanks without commaders tend to look parked. And such spledidly painted commanders they are!
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« Reply #499 on: February 17, 2017, 03:30:29 PM »

If I was the Brit Commander... I would be looking for a really good anti-tank gun!  Wink
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« Reply #500 on: February 17, 2017, 03:34:59 PM »

Lovely stuff, sir.
Wonderful brushwork on some lovely little characters.

I am with you when it comes to adding figures to vehicles.
Sod whether it is 'realistic' or not, they just add so much 'life' to a vehicle.
This. Cool   Absolutely georgeous stuff Richard (and Brent).  Love Love Love

The Western Desert was my wargames epithany when I found "An introduction to wargaming" by John Sandars in the local library as a 10 year old boy. 


I must have had that book out on almost permanent loan (apologies for those that never started wargaming as a result of my actions!).  A book full of monochrome photos, this thread is that 1970s black and white released in high definition full colour.  Brilliant  Love Love Love

(You need to do a little bit more painting Richard  Wink)

I can't wait to see more, especially once you get a few games in (and really hope to be at BLAM for a look/play in person)


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« Reply #501 on: February 17, 2017, 04:10:55 PM »

Superb models ,I like the tank commanders.
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« Reply #502 on: February 17, 2017, 04:15:44 PM »


Very nice work as usual. I particularly like the slightly green hint of the Tiger. Just out of curiosity, do you know if some Tigers make it back to the continent after the North Africa campaign?
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« Reply #503 on: February 17, 2017, 04:22:16 PM »

Thanks all  Smiley

The Western Desert was my wargames epithany when I found "An introduction to wargaming" by John Sandars in the local library as a 10 year old boy. 

Ah yes, I remember it well, Paul.
I had it on long loan from the local library too, along with most of their collection of Featherstones!  Laugh

Fear not, I will end up with a fair old collection  Wink

Just out of curiosity, do you know if some Tigers make it back to the continent after the North Africa campaign?

I'm no expert I'm afraid. But given that I think the Germans surrendered the entire army of North Africa in Tunisia, I doubt many of their Tigers would have been shipped back across the Mediterranean...

In other news, finally have the Austin Tilly under paint...
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« Reply #504 on: February 17, 2017, 04:39:33 PM »

 Love
Best Brit vehicles, I have seen ever!...just awesome..

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« Reply #505 on: February 17, 2017, 05:05:02 PM »

They are brilliant.
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« Reply #506 on: February 17, 2017, 06:30:45 PM »

Wonderful stuff! Even on vehicles as well painted as Queegs, the addition of a well painted crew mini (& they very much are) really brings them to life Love
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« Reply #507 on: February 17, 2017, 07:01:24 PM »

The commanders are a great addition, the variety in the poses really lends a lived-in quality to the vehicles. Beautiful painting as well Smiley
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« Reply #508 on: February 17, 2017, 07:41:43 PM »

I did not see this appearing
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« Reply #509 on: February 17, 2017, 10:18:57 PM »

Lovely work Richard, they all look a treat!
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