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Offline SpaceGoblin

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Re: Desert Legion
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2020, 01:49:48 AM »
This is a tank I ordered. It's from the Meng 'Toon Tanks' line. A slightly deformed Churchill. I wasn't sure if it'd be the right size for my purposes or how good it'd look, but I was very pleased with it in the end and it's more or less exactly the right dimensions for what I need. Very easy to build and not too expensive either (about £10).

Maybe a little bit cartoony but hopefully I can give it some grit with an okay paint job.

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Re: Desert Legion
« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2020, 01:48:57 PM »
Now to add some transports for my infantry. I'll be using some diecast 1:43 French Panard armoured cars for these. They look a tiny bit too modern for the project (more 40s-50s rather than 20s-30s) so some minor modifications are in order.

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Re: Desert Legion
« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2020, 01:50:58 PM »
Ta-da! Modification #1. Turn the turret around. It's high level stuff, but I managed it. Now it looks a bit more old fashioned.

Offline SpaceGoblin

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Re: Desert Legion
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2020, 01:56:05 PM »
Next I added headlamps made frome some bits of sprue , stowage (Warlord Games) and rivets to the turrets using puffy paint. These mods should hopefully help to sell that more old fashioned feel. I have since primed them and tonight I will start painting one of them. I'm not allowing myself to buy any more stuff until I get these three armoured cars painted. After that I'll be adding two veteran squads and some officers via Copplestone Casting's 'Back of Beyond' British.
« Last Edit: November 05, 2020, 02:01:22 PM by SpaceGoblin »

Offline SpaceGoblin

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Re: Desert Legion
« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2020, 02:09:51 PM »
I finished painting my first armoured car. I tried out some paint chipping. First time using the foam/sponge technique and I was quite happy with the results.

Offline SpaceGoblin

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Re: Desert Legion
« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2020, 12:27:50 AM »
The army grows. Three infantry squads and three transports done. Now I need to add some officers and some heavy firepower :)

Offline SpaceGoblin

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Re: Desert Legion
« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2020, 02:08:08 AM »
I did a tank  :D

Offline Rick W.

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Re: Desert Legion
« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2020, 08:50:48 AM »
Great concept and execution. It is amazing what you have done with that toy tank.
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Offline SpaceGoblin

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Re: Desert Legion
« Reply #23 on: November 17, 2020, 11:54:03 AM »
Thanks! :D Yes, I was quite pleased with that kit. Very easy to build and not too expensive. A bit cartoony, but I tried to give it a gritty, weathered paintjob to alleviate that aspect of it a little :)

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Re: Desert Legion
« Reply #24 on: November 17, 2020, 12:14:26 PM »
The planes and tank definitely give it a Studio Ghibli vibe and I love it.
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Offline SpaceGoblin

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Re: Desert Legion
« Reply #25 on: November 18, 2020, 01:31:54 AM »
Thank you very much :D

Offline SpaceGoblin

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Re: Desert Legion
« Reply #26 on: November 27, 2020, 12:47:38 AM »
Another armoured car. This one to provide transport for a squad of veteran infantry.

 

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