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12 November 2014

Tally Ho! (Desert Light Armour Platoon - Part 2 - Done!)

I'll start this post off by saying a big thanks to all who've stopped by in the 3 or so years I've been keeping this blog. I hit 40'000 views today, and whilst in comparison to most of the blogs I follow isn't all that much, it's impressive to me considering that my own hobby blog is a wee one. Here's to the next 10'000 - and maybe I'll do a giveaway or something. We shall see.

As the post title would indicate, I've both been working on my British Desert Camo Crusader tank platoon and have indeed completed painting them. (Again, minus the unit markings.) Am really happy with how they turned out and surprisingly enjoyed getting them to this finished state.

Center Command tank was from my last post. I stuck him in the picture for completion's sake.

Side view. As you can see, each tank has a different camo to represent the Adhoc attitudes taken by the troops in North Africa and how they applied their schemes. (In the background, next to the "Krackle" is a Relic Knights figure I've started on.)

From the little I've read thus far, British Mid War tanks didn't have too much in the way of a strict system for unit markings. This is going to make keeping these accurately marked a pain I think.
After these, I then went on to work on 8 feet of hedges for my game table using a tutorial that was highlighted (though also borrowed by) Cameron on his Rust and the City blog. Whilst my hedges look crap compared to his carefully crafted efforts, they'll do for some extra pieces to break up my boards. I still have to add some grass, etc and so will post pictures at a later date.

Lastly, (And I know it's considered a bit of a faux pas in the blogosphere) I would like to highlight some Ebay auctions I have going right now for some Warhammer 40K Space Marine stuff that I've decided I'll never get to. Trying to drum up funds for a new American Civil War project that I'm planning to tackle in the New Year after a very fun demo game of Regimental Fire & Fury with a NorCal Flames of War forum pal, Stewart. But more on that when we determine scenarios we want to concentrate on.

My current 5 auctions can be found here - http://www.ebay.com/sch/daiharries76/m.html and keep an eye for more Warhammer 40K stuff being put up on auction in the near future!


15 comments:

  1. Great tank camo Dai. Really nice work on bringing out their detail of their armour and rivets etc. They'd certainly attract my attention on the tabletop :-) As an Ebay aside would you post to UK?

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    1. Thanks!

      I typically don't like to what with all the cruddy Customs shenanigans these days, but I will if you decide to bid (and win) sir.

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  2. Nice work. You're really ploughing through the projects. I'll look forward to seeing your hedges! My only regret with mine is not making 3x as much. Very useful in games!

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    1. I'm trying mate. Have good hobby mojo going, so taking advantage whilst it lasts.

      My hedges look meh compared to yours' mate and I still have another 4 feet to make!

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  3. Excellent work, man - those look fantastic!

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  4. Very very nice Dai. Nice to see a blog with Brits on it rather than the wall to wall Jerry and Ruskie armies everyone else seems to have.

    You can really see where the FoW meta is at just now. It's like Black Templar 40k armies all over again!!!

    I see zveda have just brought out a 15mm crusader mini as well.

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    1. Cheers Jamie. They'll always be my #1 FoW collection.

      I think that with all the Late War goodies and now eagerly anticipated Early War Barbaossa stuff, Hun and Ruskies are getting far more love than us poor Brit players. But that will change - after the New Year, the next Late War "Across the Rhine" book is to be released for the Brits and we get Comets! And plastic Cromwells and infantry for starters. Our turn is just around the corner.

      Did not hear about Zvezda's Crusader! Exciting! I may well be able to afford an Early War force after all! :)

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    2. Hmm...I saw these wee beauties, and instantly looked into their history as best I could. Which FoW book is it which deals with Early war Brits (France/Africa)?

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    3. No idea of the quality, but PSC are selling 5 of them for less than £13...

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    4. MTH - thats a steal when compared to BF selling them $12 each.

      Drax - North Africa pdfs (free download from fow site!) for Mid War. And I think Burning Empires for late Early war desert.
      the only other EW book for Brits is Blitzkrieg (France, Poland, etc) but I dont think Crusaders were about then?

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  5. Congrats on the milestone as well!!

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    1. And thanks once again my friend!

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  6. Great to see more of these lovely models, and congratulations on the hits!

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