Monday, 7 May 2018

What a Tank Holiday Wrap Up

I painted the tracks this afternoon then added some decals, which were a right pain as they didn't behave themselves, before deciding to crack on with the winter whitewash camouflage. This ended up being a bit rushed but it looks good enough for wargaming purposes, so it will have to do. I still need to do some washing and highlighting, add some decals over the winter camo on a few of the tanks, paint the road wheel tyres and finish off with some weathering, but this will have to wait until another long weekend. I'm now wondering it I should have just gone for the Russian Green scheme, as it was looking better than the snow camo end result, but you live and learn!

I've really enjoyed this unexpected diversion over the Bank Holiday weekend, even if I didn't actually finish it or get a game of What a Tanker! squeezed into one of the three days. I'm planning to set up a  solo playtest game using my 28mm tanks at some point soon, but the 1/72nd scale Russian tanks will now be moved to one side, so that I can get on with what I'm supposed to be doing - the Desert Spitfires project.  I've neglected this of late, so will be keen to crack on with it over the next couple of weeks, first of all by completing the RAF aircraft then moving onto the Israelis.


  1. I've tended to go heavier on the white streaking and "splodging", then give the whole tank a wash with Agrathx Earthshade, and then when its thoroughly dry a light drybrush with more white. Some examples here which may be useful:

  2. Thanks David...I was planning to do something similar with a Future based wash.

  3. It was seeing your 15mm Panthers a while back that gave me the idea.



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