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Author Topic: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 22 06 24)  (Read 39756 times)

Offline TacticalPainter

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 20 04 24)
« Reply #195 on: May 19, 2024, 12:13:51 PM »
A quick and simple conversion of a PSC Stuart into a Satan flamethrower for my US Marines.








Offline gamer Mac

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 19 05 24)
« Reply #196 on: May 19, 2024, 05:54:45 PM »
Lovely job :-* :-* :-*

Offline CapnJim

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 19 05 24)
« Reply #197 on: May 23, 2024, 07:26:47 PM »
Cute little bugger!  Don't piss it off, though... ;)
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Offline TacticalPainter

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 19 05 24)
« Reply #198 on: June 04, 2024, 12:04:49 AM »
Those of you that read the game AARs on the blog will know that I've been using an Airfix model of a Ju87 when a game has a pregame Stuka Bombardment. The model is not necessary as that part of the game is abstracted but I like the way it helps to tell the story of the AAR.



With the release of the new Far East Handbook for Chain of Command there are now very similar mechanics for a Zero Attack for the Japanese and a Hurribomber Attack for the British. So I needed very little incentive to make up models for these as well. The Zero is one of the very nice new tool Airfix kits:





The Hurribomber is a simple quick build from Hobby Boss:





While I was on a roll with making aircraft I also made up a couple of recently released Airfix 'vintage classics'. Well, they are certainly vintage, yet for me they retain the charm of old and so many memories of my childhood. With a bit of love they actually come out okay.

I have the Brewster Buffalo in mind for scatter terrain for places like Malaya:





The Far East Handbook will be followed by one for the Pacific and partly with that in mind I thought a CAC Boomerang could work well for the Australians:




Offline Iain R

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 04 06 24)
« Reply #199 on: June 04, 2024, 09:37:36 AM »
Wonderful stuff indeed!  :-* :-* :-*

I have the Airfix Buffalo half finished in the Malaya box, if it turns out half as nice as this I'll be happy!
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Offline gamer Mac

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 04 06 24)
« Reply #200 on: June 04, 2024, 10:53:06 AM »
Lovely job on those :-* :-* :-* :-*

Offline jon_1066

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 04 06 24)
« Reply #201 on: June 04, 2024, 12:53:06 PM »
Look great.  What's the nationality of the Hurricane?  I don't recognise the roundels.

Offline Hu Rhu

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 04 06 24)
« Reply #202 on: June 04, 2024, 10:55:22 PM »
Great work on those aircraft.  I have a few 1/144 kits that I intend to do the same but for Battlegroup.  If mine look half as good as yours I'll be very happy.

Offline TacticalPainter

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 04 06 24)
« Reply #203 on: June 05, 2024, 06:18:38 AM »
Look great.  What's the nationality of the Hurricane?  I don't recognise the roundels.

It's an RAF Hurricane based out of India. Markings are SEAC roundels. The traditional red, white and blue roundels were dropped because the red centre roundel could be confused with the Japanese markings.

Offline jon_1066

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 04 06 24)
« Reply #204 on: June 05, 2024, 08:15:15 AM »
It's an RAF Hurricane based out of India. Markings are SEAC roundels. The traditional red, white and blue roundels were dropped because the red centre roundel could be confused with the Japanese markings.

Thanks, SE Asia is a front I'm not very familiar with.   I'd never realised they changed the markings.

Offline CapnJim

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 04 06 24)
« Reply #205 on: June 07, 2024, 02:40:43 PM »
Those planes look great!  Well done!

Offline Utgaard

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 04 06 24)
« Reply #206 on: June 08, 2024, 11:02:10 AM »
Great looking planes, something that is on my to-do list too  :-*

Offline TacticalPainter

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 04 06 24)
« Reply #207 on: June 21, 2024, 11:49:06 PM »
A couple of support options for my Volkssturm and Fallschirmjager. Pak40s are from Zvezda (I picked up a bunch of them very cheaply at a bring & buy). The crews are all figures from the old Wartime Miniatures range (now sold as Simon's Soldiers).












Offline Utgaard

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 22 06 24)
« Reply #208 on: June 23, 2024, 06:02:51 AM »
They look fantastic!  :o

Offline CapnJim

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 22 06 24)
« Reply #209 on: June 25, 2024, 09:08:48 PM »
They do indeed look good!

 

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