Posts Tagged ‘What a Tanker’

What a Tanker! Mark IV’s Camouflaged

Posted on June 19th, 2018 under . Posted by

As you can see, I’ve started the base coat of white camo paint on the Plastic Soldier Company Pzkpfw IV’s over the last couple of days, squeezing in the time around work and family stuff. I’m really tired at the moment but have a day off coming up late…

What a Tanker! Winter River Bridges

Posted on June 17th, 2018 under . Posted by

Ironically enough, despite it being Father’s Day, I have had very little time for my own hobby pursuits today, especially as the other half decided it would be a good idea to completely empty and reorganise the garage. However, I have built, painted an…

Tiger, Tiger

Posted on June 15th, 2018 under . Posted by

I have found another of the Italeri Tiger I fast build kits for a very good price, so will be able to add a couple more at some point to the late war German Panzerwaffe. It’s a shame that the kit has the later steel road wheels, as the earlier version …

T-34 In Action

Posted on June 13th, 2018 under , . Posted by

I’m still slowly working my way through Tankmen by Robert Kershaw but thought this looked interesting, especially as it is based on interviews with Red Army veterans. I actually have relatively few books on this sort of thing, at least compared to my a…

Italeri ‘Fast Assembly’ T34/76 m42

Posted on June 12th, 2018 under . Posted by

I have just opened this kit from Italeri, which contains two of their ‘Fast Assembly’ T34/76 m42 medium tanks, together with some excellent decals designed for wargaming unit building. I really like this range of kits, even though they are more expensi…

Deep Fried Lard, Musselburgh 2018.

Posted on June 12th, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Today relation from my second show of the year. As it is June, it is time for Deep Fried Lard in Musselburgh. For those, who don’t know what is this, it is all day meeting with games from Too Fat Lardies. Once again all participants were able to play 2…

More tanks for Tanks

Posted on June 10th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

I have been playing the odd game of Tanks, from GF9, from time to time with one of my coworkers. Its a fun game with not a heck of a lot depth and its a great excuse to paint some 15mm WWII tanks and build some terrain. The game is clearly inspired by X-Wing and its […]

What a Tanker! Panzers Marsch

Posted on June 10th, 2018 under . Posted by

I have had a packed weekend but, at the end of it, have managed to assemble three Plastic Soldier Company Panzer IV H, an Armourfast StuH 42 and a second up-detailed Armourfast Panther, to add to my existing German tank collection. I was hoping to buil…

What a Tanker! Trees

Posted on June 9th, 2018 under . Posted by

 I’ve neglected the terrain part of the What a Tanker! project, so really need to get something sorted if I’m to actually play some decent looking games. I have used the Woodlands Scenics plastic tree armatures for 28mm cowboy gunfight games and f…

What a Tanker! Soviet Light Tanks

Posted on June 8th, 2018 under . Posted by

I’ve been way too busy at work for any modelling this week but, as it’s the weekend, I’m planning to get the Panzer IV’s and a couple of Stug’s underway first thing tomorrow. In the meantime, I thought I’d splash some pay day funds on a box of three 1/…

Armourfast StuH 42

Posted on June 5th, 2018 under . Posted by

I now have two Armourfast StuH 42 assault guns to add to the German tanks that I’m going to be working on over the next week or so, one of which may well be converted back into a StuG III if I can find an alternative 75mm gun barrel. These will go very…

What a Tanker! Panzer Plans

Posted on June 4th, 2018 under . Posted by

I’ve decided to crack straight on with the What a Tanker! project, this time going back to the Panzerwaffe with a trio of Plastic Soldier Company Panzer IV’s and the single Armourfast Stug IV that I started on a while back. As you can see, this lot tak…

What a Tanker! Soviet Tanks Finished

Posted on June 3rd, 2018 under . Posted by

I pushed it this evening to get the Russian tanks and tank destroyer finished by the end of the half term holiday, which I have now achieved albeit after quite a lot of colourful language, especially when the decals went pear shaped. I was using some o…

What a Tanker! Wash and Brush Up

Posted on June 2nd, 2018 under . Posted by

I have now completed the basic whitewash camouflage on the Soviet tanks and have also done a few ink washes to bring out the details on the wheels and engine decks. I’ve tried to vary the camo a bit but keep the overall effect relatively similar, so th…

What a Tanker! Winter Whitewash

Posted on June 2nd, 2018 under . Posted by

I’ve now added a basecoat of winter whitewash camouflage to the various Soviet medium tanks and tank destroyer, ready for a wash in Future based ink after they’ve thoroughly dried out. I’ve already washed one of the T34/76 and the M3 Lee that I kit bas…

What a Tanker! Russian M3 Lee

Posted on June 1st, 2018 under . Posted by

I had a cunning plan this morning.How about taking an old Hasegawa 1/72nd scale M3 Lee kit and kit bashing it together with the track units from an Armourfast Sherman kit, both to speed up construction and to make a more wargame proof model. I had the …

Pegasus KV-1 and KV-2

Posted on May 31st, 2018 under . Posted by

This is definitely the last of the Russian AFV kits that I will adding to the What a Tanker! project, otherwise it’s going to get a bit silly. I have no real use for either of these early war heavy tanks but you can’t really have a WW2 Russian tank col…

What a Tanker! Soviet Base Coat Painting

Posted on May 31st, 2018 under . Posted by

Today, I wet brushed the T34’s, Emchas and SU-100 in Flames of War Russian Green, then washed them in my usual Future ink wash, finishing off with a heavy drybrush of 70:30 Russian Green and Vallejo Tan Yellow. They are now going to be given some time …

What a Tanker! Soviet Tank Traffic Jam

Posted on May 30th, 2018 under . Posted by

I spent most of today gluing together a sizeable collection of Soviet medium tanks and a tank destroyer including two Armourfast T34/76’s, two T34/85’s, an M4A3 76mm, an M4A3 75mm and a single Pegasus SU-100 to round things off. The Pegasus model is an…

Terrain for What a Tanker!

Posted on May 30th, 2018 under . Posted by

I have a desperate shortage of decent terrain in 20mm, as it’s not a scale I normally game in, so need some bits and bobs to litter the battlefield with. I’ve chosen the Eastern Front in Winter for my games and will be using my snow cloth and river sec…

What a Tanker! First Game

Posted on May 28th, 2018 under . Posted by

I finally got round to a game of What a Tanker! this afternoon, playing against my daughter instead of my X-Box fixated middle sprog. She had a Panther Ausf D and I took a Churchill MkIII for a spin, somewhere on the Russian Front in Winter 1943. The g…

What a Tanker! Tiger II Finished

Posted on May 27th, 2018 under . Posted by

I finished off the Pegasus Tiger II today, although the tank commander still needs to be painted and popped into the cupola, leaving me with the rest of the German tanks to wrap up tomorrow. I’m quite pleased with the end result, although it won’t win …

Summer Project 2018: Breakout into Brittany

Posted on May 27th, 2018 under , . Posted by

I’ve been reading the new Osprey Campaign book Brittany 1944 and have decided to make it the focus for my Summer Holiday project this year. This will be in 15mm and will make use of the PSC Army Box that I got for my birthday back in January. I was ori…

What a Tanker! Tiger II and Stug IV

Posted on May 26th, 2018 under . Posted by

I’ve been alternately dry brushing and washing the Pegasus Tiger II today, in between all the other usual distractions, so it’s pretty much ready for the fiddly detailing. I also blocked in the tracks ready for yet more washing and dry brushing tomorro…

What a Tanker! Tiger II

Posted on May 26th, 2018 under . Posted by

I’ve assembled one of the two Pegasus Tiger II’s and undercoated it in Halfords Matt Grey Primer, then washed it in my Future based gunge, ready for a snow camouflage wet brush layer with Vallejo White. I have left the commanders cupola open so that I …