Saturday, September 5, 2015

1/72-scale French tanks

Earlier this summer, I picked up a huge 1/72-scale WW2 collection from Tim in Saskatoon. I have been slowly working my way through various parts of it. This week I painted a pair of French FT-17 light tanks for my Memoir '40 project.

These came built and one had a bit of painting (the yellow) done. So I found some other tanks (bought from Terry) with a similar scheme and then tried to match the colours and Tim's steady hand (above).

I think the new fellows match the older ones (below) well enough. In looking at the tanks, I see that the ones that came from Tim were not Matchbox (as I original thought) but some other manufacturer. Apologies that my "yellowing" issue on the iphone snaps is back.

Up next: I have painted up a bunch of 1/72-scale Afrika Korp. I'm not sure what will follow them. Perhaps some Italians? The plastic Italians I have all seem to have a feather on their helmets. Not sure of that makes them alpine troops. I may need to nip the feather off for desert troops.


Phil said...

Nice looking tanks, well done!

Bob Barnetson said...

Thanks. Happy to manage to make them work out. Now onto some Italian tanks and troops for North Africa.