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05 April 2017

Odds, sods and a Hetzer


Firstly, I finished up my Bolt Action German Hetzer tank hunter. Probably could have done more, but just wanted it off my paint queue and it at least doesn’t look rubbish. Bit of weathering, bit of mud and snow and it’ll do schwein, it’ll do. (Thus my WW2 German project is officially kicked-off.)







Next up are some of the farm animals I recently picked up from Warbases in the UK. Very affordable and some nice characterful sculpts to add some flavour to my tabletops. I’ll mainly be using these in my Dark Ages and fantasy games. Simple paint jobs and also got a gloss varnishing as well as a flat coat for durability.

Moo.

Moo too.

These geese are having a barney. Clever chap on the right is getting the heck out of the way as he's more about love than hate.

Chap at the back right is officiating this fight - seconds out, round one!


Also got a pair of zombies I call the “Tuppences”. Whilst Mr Tuppence was off out jogging in the neighbourhood, Mrs Tuppence was dutifully playing house and baking cookies. Unfortunately for Mr Tuppence, he was set upon by zombies as he rounded the corner to Foxtrot Avenue, then proceeded to stumble home, turn and bite his wife, causing her to join him in Unlife as well. A love story for sure.

Mr Tuppence has a bit of a derp affliction whilst the good missus seems to be remembering she had baked cookies and yet somehow forgot to place the cookie tray in her outstretched hand prior to "outing and stretching".



Lastly, some crates scatter terrain pieces. Nothing special about these, but they’ll add some interest on the table during games. I also got a sand-bag emplacement finished up, but ran out of Dullcote so will have to wait until next post to show that.


Yeah, these are boring, not even know why I included them here to be honest...



28 comments:

  1. Hetzer looking awesome!!! beauty work. I love animals too.
    Great great sir!

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    1. Thanks Michal, pleases me to see you like them so. :)

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  2. Hetzer looks great Dai, and clearly the start to a great-looking WW2 German Army. Nice to see the animals being painted too. Lovely posting imho.

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    1. Cheers Simon. Will try to stick with the German project in a more disciplined fashion. It's the camo uniforms though.... they intimidate me rather a lot.

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  3. I agree with Simon, great post with loads of character

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  4. Great looking Frau Hetty, more Germans please.

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    1. Thanks Chico - I'll get right on 'em.

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  5. What a fabulous post, I just love the weathering on the Hetzer and I must get some of those geese.

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    1. Kind of you say so Michael.
      I think youd do a great job on a gaggle of your own.

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  6. Quite a variety! Lovely weathering on the Hetzer (as with all your tanks), and I loved the various animals as well. Great!

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  7. Great looking hetzer, I like the livestock too and not forgetting the very useful crates! Where are they from btw?
    Best Iain

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    1. Cheers Iain. Those crates came in my pre-ordered Project-Z set by Warlord Games called "Lock and Load". Nice crisp resin pieces.

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  8. Looking good, man! I'm imagining a scenario which includes all of those models... :D

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    1. The geese attack the tank, disabling it's treads, meanwhile the cows stampede over the zombies faces? :)

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  9. That Hetzer looks incredible. I just love the way you do weathering, Dai.

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    1. Thanks Matthew! It's all very simple techniques that I found on the interwebs, everyone can do it.

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  10. Good to have stuff coming off the table. I like the crates.

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    1. It certainly is mate. Though the mojo is sputtering since, so we'll see what if any work gets done in the near future...

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  11. HEY! Amazing work dear friend! Awesome weathering on Hetzer! Keep Painting! ;)

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    1. Good of you to stop by mate. Cheers!

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  12. Love those highland coos, mate, and Hetzer's gonna Hetz!

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    1. Thanks Chris. Hopefully I can get those Bovines out on the table soon!

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  13. Great looking hetzer, I like the livestock too !

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    1. Glad you like. I really need to get back to those Germans. One soldier painted out of an army is not good enough!

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