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Author Topic: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 14 12 22)  (Read 10175 times)

Offline TacticalPainter

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I thought it might be easier to follow in the footsteps of others and create a single thread for posting work on my 20mm Second World War collection. Anyone interested in seeing earlier work can find lots of stuff on the 20mm SWW page on the blog which is here http://thetacticalpainter.blogspot.com/p/miniatures-20mm.html

Latest additions are for my early war Germans and specifically with the 1940 Chain of Command campaign we are currently playing set in the Netherlands. I've had a few of these sitting on the shelf of shame for a while - they were made and primed and this campaign was the incentive to get them moving (also part of a NY resolution to finish off as many unfinished projects as I can before starting anything new).

The PzKpfwI are a mix of kits, with two from s-models and one the very old kit from Fujimi. The crew figure is from the Orion plastic Panzer WWII Soldiers set.







The PzKpfwII is also from s-models and the crew figure is again from the same Orion set as the PzI.





« Last Edit: December 13, 2022, 11:55:11 PM by TacticalPainter »
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Offline Grumpy Gnome

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2022, 06:30:15 AM »
Looking good mate!
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Offline Tom Dulski

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2022, 12:17:00 AM »
yes, very cool.

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2022, 12:58:23 AM »
Nice work, great modelling, the S Model kits as you say are a nice balance between gaming and modelling, but for early 1940 (Case Yellow period) they should be in the two tone grey/brown camo scheme.
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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2022, 01:40:00 AM »
Gorgeous work! I believe I follow you on Instagram (?) and always love your posts! Thank you for sharing!

Offline TacticalPainter

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2022, 07:05:36 AM »
Gorgeous work! I believe I follow you on Instagram (?) and always love your posts! Thank you for sharing!

Thanks! Iím not on Instagram but I am on Twitter (@PainterTactical).

Offline Shahbahraz

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2022, 06:52:08 PM »
Nice work, great modelling, the S Model kits as you say are a nice balance between gaming and modelling, but for early 1940 (Case Yellow period) they should be in the two tone grey/brown camo scheme.

Ignore him - everyone knows Panzers are grey. Until they are yellow.
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Offline TacticalPainter

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2022, 10:55:11 AM »
I've had a collection of figures and vehicles for China that I put together for Crossfire many years ago. More recently I've based them individually for rules like Chain of Command, there's not a lot to choose from when it comes to this theatre in 20mm, so there's a mix of existing and converted figures and kits. There's a longer post with more pictures on the blog here http://thetacticalpainter.blogspot.com/2022/03/second-world-war-chinese-national-army.html

One of the very few ranges of figures include a very small group from Wargames Foundry:



Otherwise it's been a matter of adapting and converting existing sets like this HaT 7.7cm Feldkanone:



The Chinese bought tanks from a number of countries, so there's a nice selection of light tanks from the interwar years to include:




Offline MaleGriffin

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 16 03 22)
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2022, 03:39:33 PM »
Very Nice!
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Offline TacticalPainter

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 16 03 22)
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2022, 04:36:26 AM »
Part of my NY resolution for 2022 was to finish off as many uncompleted projects as possible before embarking on any new ones (I know, I know....famous last words). Anyhow, so far at least, I've been doing that quite successfully.

Last year I made up the Armourfast Achilles. I detailed it with a bit of scratch building and plundering the spares box to make up an interior for the turret. To finish it off it needed stowage on the exterior and a crew. I have a couple of the resin stowage sets from Value Gear which are, perhaps unsurprisingly, great value. I couldn't find a specific crew and so I've used figures from various AB Figures sets. The Armourfast kits can be rather basic but I find with a bit of detailing they can be very presentable.







Next up was an Archer. This one is from Early War Miniatures and was a mix of resin and metal. Not the crispest casting by any means but, a bit like Armourfast, much can be done by adding a few details and a crew. The crews for British self propelled AT guns came from anti tank gun units not armoured units and so didn't wear the black beret of the RAC (although from what I can see, they did wear Pixie suits). In my case I've kept the crew in the infantryman's steel helmet, as I've seen several pictures of crews like this. Once again the crew is made up of AB Figures and these come from the 17 pounder AT gun crew.










Offline moiterei_1984

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 22 03 22)
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2022, 08:23:20 PM »
Top notch as ever

Offline Iain R

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 22 03 22)
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2022, 10:31:30 PM »
Lovely work!
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Offline gamer Mac

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 22 03 22)
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2022, 01:09:24 AM »
Great detail :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 22 03 22)
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2022, 07:59:22 AM »
Lovely painting, sir !  :-*
And a chinese army is a nice change in this part of the forum !
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Offline Shahbahraz

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 22 03 22)
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2022, 09:24:41 PM »
Great painting. Lovely looking efforts as usual, with one slightly jarring thing which is the black bull insignia (11th Armoured) looks too big..   maybe 28mm decals on 20mm vehicles?

 

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