Saturday, July 21, 2018

15mm M4A1 Sherman Tanks

My friend Dale introduced me to miniature wargaming.  We often admire each other's work, but Dale, a real life tank crewman, frequently asks when I am going to paint something with an internal combustion engine.

Well, Dale, here are ten M4A1 Sherman tanks suitable for campaigning in NW Europe, 1944-5.  I broke out the airbrush, oil paints, and pigments for these, and I am quite pleased with how they turned out!







It has been a LONG time since I have gamed WWII in 15mm, but perhaps I will get my minis on the table now, if only to give my new tanks a workout!

14 comments:

  1. Beautiful work! BR, PSC, other models?

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    1. Thanks, William! They are all Battlefront (Flames of War) models.

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  2. They look great, Scott. They'd be fun with What a Tanker :)

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    1. We were just saying that around the gaming table today!

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  3. Excellent armor, Scott! Ten tanks in one go? You never do anything by half measure, do you?

    Returning to WWII in 15mm would be great fun.

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    1. It is just as easy to do ten as one. The drying times are all the same.

      Let's try to work in a game of Battlefront: WWII!

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  4. Lovely, when you use the oil paints (as a was I presume), how long does it take for the oils to dry, so that you can either move onto the next stage or use the model?

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    1. I only applied the oils in two stages. First I did a pin wash with raw umber. I let that dry overnight, then airbrushed a clear acrylic over it. The second stage was streaking on the hull and the stain on the Browning M2s. I let it dry overnight again, sealed with clear acrylic again, and sprayed with Dullcote.

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    1. Thank you, Christopher! I have always loved the Sherman tank!

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  6. They look really good. Must be nice to paint something 20th century for a change!

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    1. It is! I am having fun just painting a little bit here and there.

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  7. Well done! Really like these a lot.

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