Tuesday, February 24, 2015

20mm WW2 - Shermans from PSC

Continuing with some more 20mm models to reinforce the new infantry platoon. For the first game we played in December we cheated and ordered some pre-painted tanks from Grubby. But hey, nothing beats playing with your own painted minis so let's see if I can get a decent amount of armour done. These are the first with many more to come over the next few weeks.

(air)brush?
I''ve always admired the work of people who know how to use an airbrush and regularly I'm staring at beautifully pieces thinking one day I need to give it a try. But I don't even own an airbrush and I lack the skills and time to master it. So I ordered some enamel washes and pigments, grabbed a few brushes to see if I could get a decent enough result. It was great fun trying out all sorts of different techniques.
Results are good enough for me, think I wait with the airbrush learning curve for when I decide to do some German cammo schemes...

Models are 1/72 from Plastic Soldier Company with the tank commander from Sgt Mess I think.





















16 comments:

  1. Well done, they look great and realistic!

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  2. Very nice mr. Fisser, you are raising the standard with each new post! Hard to keep up.

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  3. Superb. Lovely work. When you do pick up the airbrush you'll wonder how you ever painted tanks with a brush! :)

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  4. Very nice Shermans, Mike. I like the scale a lot as I started out with Airfix 1/72nd many moons ago, and I really liked the US Marine set, as well s the US Paratroopers - still think the sculpting is good.

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  5. Well done! The restrained weathering is ace.

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  6. Mike, your Shermans look fantastic to me! I started off with 20mm WWII in plastic too using Airfix figures and Hasegawa armor. Boy, that was a long time ago!

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  7. Those are wonderful Mike! Very nice work.

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  8. Very well done Mike. You just have inspired me to drag out my unfinished Sherman's. That are just taking up space.

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  9. Blimey! Painting vehicles to that sort of standard, who needs air brushes. Superb.

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