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Offline tancrede

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Re: Bir Hakeim
« Reply #30 on: January 05, 2021, 07:35:05 PM »
Thanks for comments, guys.

These are great to see and as others have said, beautifully painted. I did the masters for a number of the French and Italian vehicles for Perry Miniatures, so am always on the lookout to see them being used as I know they're not the most popular armies to collect.

The Tanake was one of my earlier models and I'm glad you're happy with it as I think i'd build the master differently second time around. I hope to see at least a Pavesi in the Italians and possibly the 90/53 Autocannone as these two have to be my favourites. Michael Perry does have the masters to build a truck-bodied Lancia but might need some more persuasion to issue that model, I think his focus is currently elsewhere!

All the best,

John

It's an honor to see you here, sir.
The Tanake was really a very nice model to build and paint, and you've done a great job on this "sexy" vehicle.

Currently I have a TL37 on the desk for my 75mm artillery gun, and the 90/53 Autocannone will certainly be added to the army in the near future as I love this big boy. The Pavesi is nice, but it's an heavy artillery tractor, and I will not field heavy artillery...
But an AS37 with 20mm Breda gun can be a good variant of the traditionnal AS42 Sahariana (I love this model, and I will paint one soon, but it's a little to late for Bir Hakeim).
 
It's a sad news to here that the Perry brothers have a master for the Lancia truck, as the 2 Company B models were really a pain in the a*s to build. But they are certainly on another project, as they both are passionnate guys and jump from a project to another one. And as you said, french and italian forces are sexy with all their weird vehicles, but not the most popular.

And if you like to model weird french vehicles, I'm currently looking for some modern french commando vehicles in 28mm (SHERPA, Panhard VPS, ACMAT...)  ;) :D
My blog, for personnal and commission work, and sometimes other things too => http://studiocaillou.blogspot.fr/

Offline tancrede

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Re: Bir Hakeim
« Reply #31 on: February 18, 2021, 08:38:36 AM »
Hi guys,

New additions to my Italians :

3D printed Semovente 75/18 :


And the same with Perry and Empress infantry :


WIP of 2 converted Lancia 3Ro trucks (troop transport and howitzer) based upon very bad castings from Company B :


And an "action shot" of the Free Frenchs of my buddy defending a little hamlet in the libyan desert

Offline bluewillow

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Re: Bir Hakeim
« Reply #32 on: February 19, 2021, 04:40:39 AM »
They look good

Cheers
Matt
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Wargame in the afternoon"™
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Offline Ajax

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Re: Bir Hakeim
« Reply #33 on: February 19, 2021, 12:23:26 PM »
Great work, as usual, my friend !

Offline tancrede

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Re: Bir Hakeim
« Reply #34 on: March 02, 2021, 08:56:45 AM »
Thanks guys.

Some news, with a Bren Carrier and a Boys AT Gun.
Except the mini with english helmet, all heads are from JJG Print 3D :


Offline Iain R

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Re: Bir Hakeim
« Reply #35 on: March 02, 2021, 09:21:03 AM »
Lovely work! Really like your painting style!
Proudly not painting Wars of The Roses since... ever


Offline Captain Blood

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Re: Bir Hakeim
« Reply #36 on: March 02, 2021, 09:33:28 AM »
Beautiful  :-*

Offline Eclaireur

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Re: Bir Hakeim
« Reply #37 on: March 02, 2021, 09:41:15 AM »
terrific character in those figures - you can almost smell the Gauloises!

Offline tancrede

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Re: Bir Hakeim
« Reply #38 on: April 06, 2021, 07:57:46 AM »
Thanks guys.

For today, we have more troops for italian and french forces :





Italian infantry is now done (but I think I will add more soon), but I have many vehicles to paint for both side, 2 squads of Legion and some Senegalese.
« Last Edit: April 06, 2021, 07:59:30 AM by tancrede »

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Re: Bir Hakeim
« Reply #39 on: April 06, 2021, 02:32:21 PM »
A wunderfully painted force!

Offline Iain R

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Re: Bir Hakeim
« Reply #40 on: April 06, 2021, 04:41:15 PM »
Great job!

Offline Captain Blood

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Re: Bir Hakeim
« Reply #41 on: April 06, 2021, 04:41:37 PM »
They look perfect  :-*

Offline BillK

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Re: Bir Hakeim
« Reply #42 on: April 06, 2021, 05:35:53 PM »
Wonderful work all the way around. Totally enjoy this thread.
You have really captured the red earth dust... what paint color are you using?

Offline tancrede

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Re: Bir Hakeim
« Reply #43 on: April 07, 2021, 07:52:12 AM »
Thanks guys !

You have really captured the red earth dust... what paint color are you using?

Base color is GW XV88, but you can use PA english uniform or Vallejo Leather brown.

Then I use watered red ochre pigments, and give a thin coat on the whole base. You can rework it by adding more pigments if you want (here, for example, on a dark brown base):


Last thing is to drybrush the base with a bone color, and paint the side of the base.
Very simple and fast (except for the pigments to dry).

Offline MaleGriffin

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Re: Bir Hakeim
« Reply #44 on: April 08, 2021, 12:14:29 AM »
Superb brushwork! Brilliant color choice!

 

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