Monday, June 16, 2014

Firefly Platoon - Battlefront - Open Fire - Finished


Greetings!

So I've finished my two Firefly's and I'm quite happy with the result. Just 3 shermans to go! and a lot of airborne infantry :-p


 Overall these tanks was quite nice, only real negative thing (as I've mention before) was the fitting of the hull it definitely could have been a lot better. I decided to sculpt some very simple sandbags to hide the worst join (Even though I've been told the brittish supposedly didin't use sandbags on their tanks) but I still think I added a nice touch to the finished tanks.


I painted these a little different than the previous Shermans and I'm probably going to do the last 3 shermans more like these.



Even though these firefly's will be in different sherman platoons I still decided to add a commander figure to one of them, though I think one of the shermans are supposed to be the platoon leader (It is on the army list which came with the Open Fire box) but again adds a little extra to the tank. 








I really hope you like the finished tanks :-) as usual feel free to comment below. Suggestions for improvements are more than welcome.

That's it for today!

Chris

PS. The Panther F Platoon is finished as well, but waiting to post about them until tomorrow :p
Stay tuned for that

6 comments:

  1. I'm about to embark on painting this lot ... only hope I can achieve a similar quality result!

    What base colours did you use?

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    1. Thanks mate and good luck :)

      I described it in an earlier post about these but I will test post it here aswell :)

      "I used my AK Interactive Olive Drab Modulation set, starting with the Dark Base, then Dark Base + Light Base 1:1, Light Base, Shine and then a light filter coat of Tamiya Olive Green."

      And by light filter coat of Tamiya Olive Green, I mean a very thinned down coat probably 2:1 (Thinner:Paint), maybe even more I didn't really measure it when I did it :-p

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    2. Thanks. Sorry to make you repeat the information - i had a look around the site but missed this info.

      i generally use Vallejo - but maybe I'll have to invest in the AK set.

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    3. Ammo of Mig produce more or less the same colors :)
      http://www.migjimenez.com/en/

      I slowly migrating to MIG as my AK stuff is depleted :)

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    4. Are you able to recommend alternative colours from the Vallejo model color range?

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    5. Sadly know, but I'm sure they have some that would fit, even though you would probably have to mix the shadows and highlights yourself :)

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