This seemed like a good idea when I bought this online, I thought the Toons style design was quite fun and might work as a steampunk tank, but now I am not so sure. This Meng Toons King Tiger is more likely to work as a Weird War II tank.
The model itself took a few minutes to build, really not very many parts.
The tracks are soft rubber so they can actualy work, but I do not want that, so I have glued the wheels in place.
When it came to painting, I originally did a green and brown cammo pattern with my airbrush but I did not like it. So I went back and did a dark gray that I will highlight a bit.
Remember their sacrifice on this 75th anniversary.
One of my intentions is to reduce the number of new games I buy into. But I must say I have failed this week with the purchase of Tanks by Gale Force Nine.
Can’t really complain as I bought it for a good price and I have loads of Flames Of War tanks that may now actually get used for something. I tried it out last week at the famous shed of Mr Steinberg and it is a nice game. Basically it is X-Wing for tanks. I used a platoon of Panzer IV’s and went up against firstly a squadron of Shermans and then a trio of heavy Russian tanks.
I like the game, it is quick, objective driven and you don’t need too much stuff. I’m not sure that some of the expensive commanders are worth the points but I maybe some more games will clear up why they cost so much.
The end is nigh, the last of the Dust Allied models is underway. The bunker with some very heavy Phasers is on the painting table, although this is actually a shelf…
The bunker has been undercoated grey ready for a simple camouflage paint scheme. The crew should be pretty quick to finish as well. The bunker will double up nicely for general WWII games such as Bolt Action or other games such as AT-43 or Secrets of the Third Reich.
Finished painting six quonset huts for Dust and WWII games, although they will get used in AT-43 and any other modern through to sci-fi game.
The armoured tractor painted last week is shown here alongside the huts. I must get some sort of watch tower and an airfield control building to finish off the theme.
These were undercoated with Army Painter Olive spray, but the paint dried with a very rough grainy effect. While this was not a problem on the huts, it has not left the desired finish on the Antenocitis Nova-Rus Jeep.
This was a pretty dodgy casting of a World War II armoured tractor that I purchased at Colours last year. This was to use mainly as a bit of terrain along with the Dust Quonset Huts in an airfield setting.
I had to do a bit of repair work and replace the main forward stack. I also decided to add some more armoured plates here and there.
Sprayed green, a bit of extra colour and GW’s new Rust paint followed by an ink wash and its good enough for terrain.