Friday, August 14, 2015

WW2 British Desert

Some more 1/72-scale British troops for the 8th Army are done. First up are two Valentines. Nice kits with lousy vinyl tracks (I ended up stapling these--staples hidden by fenders). Glad these fellows came with crew figures.

I also painted up two metal kits I picked up in a big trade with Tim in Saskatoon: a jeep and a Mark VI.

Up next: I rebased a bunch of Tim's British Infantry (to try and get something "done") and the club runs next Tuesday.


Dave said...

The Valentines came out good - what kits are they?

Nice use of the backdrop bit of scenary from the B1/FT-17 kits - I have a couple of these that I should make use of.

Bob Barnetson said...

Thanks. These were old kits I got from Terry. I don't think they were Esci but maybe Hasegawa or Heller?

tim said...

Thos look great, Bob!

CelticCurmudgeon said...

Hi Bob,
Very nice job! Could you please tell me what color you used for the sand color on the tanks. I have looked around and have not found any color I'm happy with at all. Many thanks.

Bob Barnetson said...

Jerry, it is a wash of Vallejo British uniform brown over a white primer with a black wash on top. If you look at the menu bar on the right you will see a tutorial about painting armour with ashes and this is the same process.