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Author Topic: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 14 12 22)  (Read 10178 times)

Offline Shahbahraz

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 12 10 22)
« Reply #75 on: October 12, 2022, 06:10:28 PM »
I have the trumpeter kit as well. But not doing 20mm any more.
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Offline TacticalPainter

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 12 10 22)
« Reply #76 on: October 14, 2022, 04:52:30 AM »
The reason I made the Pershing and M36 was driven by seeing the Bazooka Town campaign for Chain of Command in the 2021 Lard Magazine. It's set in 1945 and the Americans have a Pershing and a M36 Jackson available as support options, so that inspired me to add those two to the collection.

More unusually the campaign features two Tiger IIs, something you don't expect to see in a platoon level skirmish game. Even more bizarre I actually had a box of two Tiger IIs from Pegasus Hobbies that I'd never made and had even failed to sell at a convention bring & buy sale. I unearthed them from the stash and completing them means I have all I need to start the campaign should I wish. As always with these quick build kits the level of detail is not high, but I think they will do the job. The crew figure is from AB. There's more about them in a post on the blog here https://thetacticalpainter.blogspot.com/2022/10/a-tale-of-two-tigers.html




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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 12 10 22)
« Reply #77 on: October 14, 2022, 07:17:04 AM »
Brilliant work across the board mate, loving it all! 👍
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Offline CapnJim

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 12 10 22)
« Reply #78 on: October 14, 2022, 04:48:52 PM »
It's interesting your last 2 sets of vehicles were big cats, and big cat killers...

Lovely work on all of them.  And, level of detail notwithstanding, those Tiger IIs look great.  Well, so do the M18 and M36.. :D
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Offline Shahbahraz

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 12 10 22)
« Reply #79 on: October 14, 2022, 08:50:46 PM »
At that date in the war, no spares so no track lengths on the turret and you could have just painted grey barrels and red oxide all over... sad you didn't go for octopus camo..  I would love to see what you could do with that..






Offline TacticalPainter

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 12 10 22)
« Reply #80 on: October 20, 2022, 09:57:46 PM »
A few pieces of scatter terrain in the form of more conversions of Lledo die cast trucks for the Far East. I posted the locomotive earlier and now I've added a small MDF train station.








Offline Gunner Dunbar

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 21 10 22)
« Reply #81 on: October 20, 2022, 10:15:46 PM »
Hi mate

Nice thread, like those trucks, I went back and looked at your locomotive, nice build, what particular Dapol model is it? And what is itís scale? I bought a Trumpeter German locomotive kit a few years back, but itís 1/87, thought it may be a bit small, so never built it, wish there were more readily available 1/72 train models, there maybe, Iím just unfamiliar with that whole side of the hobby.

Offline TacticalPainter

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 21 10 22)
« Reply #82 on: October 21, 2022, 02:54:06 AM »
Hi mate

Nice thread, like those trucks, I went back and looked at your locomotive, nice build, what particular Dapol model is it? And what is itís scale? I bought a Trumpeter German locomotive kit a few years back, but itís 1/87, thought it may be a bit small, so never built it, wish there were more readily available 1/72 train models, there maybe, Iím just unfamiliar with that whole side of the hobby.

Thanks. The locomotive is a Schools Class. The Dapol kits are OO scale, so perfect for 1/72. Iíve looked at the Trumpeter kits as they look very good but hadnít realised they were 1/87 (thatís HO scale in model railway speak). The Dapol kits are much cheaper but much older and probably nowhere near as detailed.

Offline Gunner Dunbar

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 21 10 22)
« Reply #83 on: October 21, 2022, 12:43:02 PM »
 Did a bit more research, they also do 3 1/72 kits, I think those came out after the 1/87 ones, I might pick up one of those Dapol kits, about half the price of the trumpeter ones.

Offline Dr Bogo

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 21 10 22)
« Reply #84 on: October 21, 2022, 01:52:47 PM »
So much to like on this thread - I think the Chinese trucks are my favourite but the station and the Tiger IIs are both great as well, very jealous mate.

Offline Golgotha

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 21 10 22)
« Reply #85 on: October 22, 2022, 09:10:05 AM »
Love the tap and bucket on the building - its all lovely - keep 'em coming...

Offline CapnJim

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 21 10 22)
« Reply #86 on: October 22, 2022, 06:15:37 PM »
Yeah - the trucks and that building do indeed look good.  Well done!

Offline hayeswauford

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 21 10 22)
« Reply #87 on: October 22, 2022, 10:42:08 PM »
Love those trucks!!!!!

Offline TacticalPainter

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 21 10 22)
« Reply #88 on: October 31, 2022, 04:07:00 AM »
I had one die cast truck left over and wasn't sure what to do with it. I'm working on a campaign for the Chindits and that will need a few Japanese trucks so I thought I could paint up this one imagining it is a captured or requisitioned civilian truck in Burma. Just did a simple paint job in Khaki and added a driver.





More for the Japanese in the shape of a Type 92 Chi Ha Shinhoto (the later model of the Chi Ha with the larger turret and 47mm gun). This one in resin from the 172 Miniatures range:



This Type 89B is a rather nice plastic kit from IBG which includes photo etch parts:



Lastly, this is a Precise Ho-Ni that I picked up very cheaply on eBay many years ago at the same time I bought a few of their Ha Go. From what I understand the Precise range was designed to be sold as part of a magazine or something similar but that never evenuated despite the fact the models had been manufactured. They went out cheaply on eBay as a result, but I now see they are fetching higher prices. Nothing very special - they came pre-painted and virtually fully assembled bar a few pieces but do suffer from thin, rubber tracks. They only saw action in the Philippines late in the war but I thought I might as well paint it while I'm doing other Japanese tanks.



And altogether:


Offline CapnJim

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 31 10 22)
« Reply #89 on: November 02, 2022, 04:34:52 PM »
More great stuff there.  Keep it coming!

 

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