Sunday 28 September 2014

"Super" Pershing & Painters Block!

No mojo for painting this weekend, which is very frustrating as I have several commissions just shy of going out.

In an effort to be productive I decided to up detail some Battlefront Pershings. There are three to a boxed set so I decided to updetail two super sherman configurations and then a slightly less detailed up armoured Pershing.  Several mods here, most notably the modification  of the front suspension on the main Pershing, due to the sheer amount of armour being added. 

Hopefully the rest of the mods should be obvious :o) 

These are "fun" for me so will need new homes on completion, but they will take their place in the queue !

EDIT:  as always something crops up! now changed all the hanging track "sideways" rather than vertical whihc is more in keeping with the period pics.

Saturday 6 September 2014

M113 ACAV - Vietnam

What have we here then.... This is one of those projects that ran away with itself. Previously I had a commission for some JB Model ACAV M113's ( in my flickr somewhere) which i did with some SHQ "riders". In a moment of madness I thought i'd try and improve using the S Models kits, overlooking the "ACAV" bit! Anyways after some helpfull chaps over on the guild (Alan "Dadmassu" & Phil "Tinned Fruit") sorted me out with their excess ACAV turrets I was good to go. 

The four M113's have been built with commanders turrets ( mixture of SHQ and S&S figures) but with the rear open, some rear doors opened up and two with fixed MG shields.

The infantry figures are SHQ that I have configured togetther so that they fit on the rear decks of the M113. there are three "sabots" of infantry, plus two "plug-in" MG gunner sets. Hopefully this should be obvious in the pictures below.

The S models kit is clearly superior to the JB/Airfix, but lack of the ACAV turret does make things difficult! In general i'm really pleased with how these came out, although the pictures aren't really up to scratch.

I've had my fun with these so tehy will need new homes, one way or another, anybody interested then just shout!


As always full photo shoot up on flickr.

PS. I'm away with "real" work next week so thats effectively two weekends of painting wiped out,  and my comms may be a bit intermitterant, please bear with me......

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