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Author Topic: 15mm... Road to Normandy... with a 20mm detour  (Read 4947 times)

Offline Storm-the-front

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Re: 15mm... Road to Normandy
« Reply #30 on: July 20, 2021, 09:01:16 PM »
Nice progress. Who makes those German figures? Are they Skytrex or Forged in Battle?

Offline Seb

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Re: 15mm... Road to Normandy
« Reply #31 on: July 21, 2021, 02:10:04 PM »
Yes, I think I will focus on those two titles. I do have the idea of doing my own set of rules (I already have some draft versions) but everytime I sit down, look at IABSM and CoC and deceid there is no point. I already have two sets I like :D


Offline Seb

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Re: 15mm... Road to Normandy
« Reply #32 on: July 26, 2021, 01:39:52 PM »
"Kowalski! I think I see a Szkop over there. Let's give him a warm welcome!"



The HMG is now finished.

Cheers,
Seb

Offline BeneathALeadMountain

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Re: 15mm... Road to Normandy
« Reply #33 on: July 26, 2021, 06:57:29 PM »
Great work Seb, good to see youíre making progress. Nothing wrong with keeping a few plates spinning, I find having a couple of different projects going at once means I can swap and change to help battle creative block whilst still making some hobby progress (In theory at least lol).

BALM
Beneath A Lead Mountain - my blog of hobby procrastination and sometimes even some progress
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Offline Seb

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Re: 15mm... Road to Normandy
« Reply #34 on: July 27, 2021, 08:21:34 AM »
Thanks, BALM!

Yes, I do try to focus on few projects, as I often end up with way too many bits on my desk. And this can be daunting.

Next are the PAIT team and 2" mortar, plus some individual minis. So it should give a full playable platoon for CoC.

Nice progress. Who makes those German figures? Are they Skytrex or Forged in Battle?
I overlooked your question. Germans are Skytrex.

Cheers,
Seb

Offline Seb

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Re: 15mm... Road to Normandy... with a 20mm detour
« Reply #35 on: October 07, 2021, 02:42:40 PM »
Holidays are after. I did even took some minis with me to paint, but not a lot of progress. And as it always happens, instead of focusing on old projects, I got distracted.

So instead of creating another topic, I thought I would update this a bit.

So it is not more "15mm... Road to Normandy..." it is now  "15mm... Road to Normandy... with a 20mm detour" :D

From now on, this will be my place to share progress on both 15mm and 20mm WW2 bits. I hope you don't mind :)

So after a rather good game of CoC, a friend of mine gave me this little fella, 1/72 scale Hasegawa Tiger I Ausf. E. This is the whole single reason for the distraction (or that's what I'm saying to myself)

I started building it, progress so far:



A nice trick I learned from the Tamiya set I got. A little extra weight gives a more nice feel when you handle the models, so I glued a few extra metal shields.



Now will be the fun part of assembling the suspension... but I got a crazy idea of painting it on sprue first and then assemble it to make my painting a bit easier... that's the theory.

Till next time!

Cheers,
Seb

Offline BeneathALeadMountain

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Re: 15mm... Road to Normandy... with a 20mm detour
« Reply #36 on: October 07, 2021, 08:52:53 PM »
Thatís a very nice little model and I totally understand the draw of a good, more complex model kit. I can forgive you for turning to the dark side as long as itís only a holiday. I love 15mm and only 15mm! (Looks at his beloved 6mm WW2 GHQ and Adler collection in progress, closes the browser window with prospective 3mm WW2 purchases flagged on it so I have a Ďtravel versioníÖÖ). Looking forwards to seeing your progress with the tracks.

BALM

Offline Seb

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Re: 15mm... Road to Normandy... with a 20mm detour
« Reply #37 on: October 08, 2021, 02:37:13 PM »
Thanks!

Yeah, 15mm is cool, but 1/72 has these extra details. I enjoy building them, even if it is a Tiger or Panther suspension.  lol

Shame there are not 1:100 Tamiya tanks models or similar :D

I should finish building the cat this evening, and then I can start painting it.

Cheers,
Seb

Offline Seb

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Re: 15mm... Road to Normandy... with a 20mm detour
« Reply #38 on: October 11, 2021, 10:48:09 AM »
20mm (1/72) - Tiger I Aufs E progress

After finishing building the tank, I managed to put the first layers of paint on.



I decide to go for s.Pz.Abt.504 during in Sicily 1943. This way, I can (with a bit of stretch here and there) go for Tunis or Italy campaign if I want.

Cheers,
Seb
« Last Edit: October 11, 2021, 11:00:18 AM by Seb »

Offline BeneathALeadMountain

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Re: 15mm... Road to Normandy... with a 20mm detour
« Reply #39 on: October 11, 2021, 12:02:55 PM »
Great minds old chap, great minds. I chose Tunisia (slowly working on both sides and scenery) because it was different to Normandy or the miserable East and would hopefully allow me to use the same mat and some scenery in Italy as well should I feel the urge. The only thing that would draw me to 20mm if I had to start again is the sheer amount of available plastic modelling kits that are suitable. That little kitty is looking nice.

BALM

Offline Seb

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Re: 15mm... Road to Normandy... with a 20mm detour
« Reply #40 on: December 06, 2021, 04:15:35 PM »
It went a bit quiet on the Sicilian front. But there is a wee bit of progress.



Shading is done; now it's time to tidy up and add highlights, details and decals. Oh, and put the suspension :)

Till the next time,

Cheers,
Sebastian

Offline BeneathALeadMountain

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Re: 15mm... Road to Normandy... with a 20mm detour
« Reply #41 on: December 06, 2021, 05:43:27 PM »
Itís looking great. Any movement: forwards, backwards or in circles is still progress old chap!  :D I love a nice model kit and have to ignore traditional airfix style and other wargaming scales kits when seen or Iíd be inundated with vehicles in odd scales without purpose!

Andrew
BALM


Offline Seb

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Re: 15mm... Road to Normandy... with a 20mm detour
« Reply #42 on: December 15, 2021, 12:27:27 PM »
Aye, at least something is getting painted. As the old military mantra goes, it will be all done before Christmas :) 

Offline Seb

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Re: 15mm... Road to Normandy... with a 20mm detour
« Reply #43 on: December 17, 2021, 01:54:49 PM »
A bit more progress on tidying up after shading.

The turret needs a bit more work, but I'm almost there


Tracks are now finished in terms of painting, at least.


The biggest obstacle is the Revell Afrika Braun paint... lovely colour, and thanks to a pretty thin consistency, it is very smooth when applied with a brush. But the downside of it is that many layers are needed for a good cover.

With the weekend ahead and an old FoW 15mm Panther on my desk, it can be a tough task to finish the Tiger :D 

Offline Seb

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Re: 15mm... Road to Normandy... with a 20mm detour
« Reply #44 on: December 21, 2021, 04:16:49 PM »
Progress affter weekend. Not the best pics, but they were taken in the evening.

1/72 Tiger is getting there:


Old Battlefront 15mm Panther. I thought about checking some alternative colours and seeing how an AP Soft Tone will work on it.


So far, so good.

Cheers,
Sebastian

 

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