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Author Topic: Team Yankee Commission  (Read 1261 times)

Offline ancientsociety

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Team Yankee Commission
« on: December 20, 2016, 06:08:51 PM »

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Re: Team Yankee Commission
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2016, 08:51:36 PM »
Looking good. Are going to get sucked in by 15mm Cold War yourself?

About the quality control - just be glad it's not an army of T-72s.
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Re: Team Yankee Commission
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2016, 06:17:44 PM »
Despite a lot of setbacks, I was finally able to get around to completing my current commission. I really appreciate the patience and understanding of my client for this one, which ran almost a month over schedule.

All miniatures are BF Team Yankee. As I mentioned in my previous AH-1 post, I wasn't overly impressed with the build quality of these models. Many have gaps between parts that are easy to overlook until the miniature itself is complete and I felt like the quality of the plastic itself was very "cheap", closer to the softer plastics of companies like Zvezda. Overall though, for models primarily meant for gaming, they're pretty good and I'm sure many gamers would be perfectly fine with them.

The client asked for two schemes - the majority of the AFVs in NATO three-tone camouflage with one Abrams platoon in a two-tone REFORGER (REturn of FOrces to GERmany) camouflage scheme, both done in the style of Tacobat's excellent Bannon's Boys build. This was a big change from my usual style, especially the heavily contrasted edge chipping, but I did my best and like the end result. The REFORGER camo is interesting, as I couldn't come across any material online showing whether or not the lighter tan color was applied to the upper surfaces or not.

More pics and info:
http://empireofghosts.blogspot.com/2016/12/team-yankee-commission-us-armored.html






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Re: Team Yankee Commission
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2016, 08:09:10 PM »
Nicely done - the Reforger scheme is striking and has come out well.

Offline ancientsociety

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Re: Team Yankee Commission
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2016, 01:09:21 AM »
Thanks.

And, no, I have no plans to get into Team Yankee for myself. Actually trying to pare things down and focus on 28mm (F&IW, Interwar, Moderns).

 

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