Sunday, 9 September 2012

Pegasus US Army Trucks

Here is the rest of my American platoon transportation. They have been painted and weathered the exact same way as the halftracks. I decided to not glu the rails, that way I can replace them with the canvas top, which represent supply/artillery tractor, whereas the rails will represent the infantry transport.


Here they are with the canvas tops.


It seems my brightness was weak in the first two photos. Sorry about that. Anyways, here they are with the Hat Us Tank Riders. They fit perfectly in these trucks, much better than the Halftracks...



Here come the doughboys!


Friday, 7 September 2012

American Transport and AA Halftracks pt.1

I hope you have all been enjoying yourselves! 

As promised, I have the photos, and have also finished the weathering on the first two halftracks!

Sprayed with Tamiya "USAF Olive Drab" The pin wash came out useless, so I just gave it a powdering with the old Tamiya Master sets. Not sure yet if I will use my Tamiya "mud stick", or if I will give it a thick sand finish.
I will look online for some nice decals for these, but that is for another time.



I needed a gunner for my M3's, and just simply felt like cutting something up >:). I already had way too much mg figures (compared to my riflemen), and this pose is just way too flat.



First I cut off the gun, then the arm, and then I put an angled piece of plastic recycled from the base under his armpit. Not perfect, but perfectly fine for me!



Now on to the support halftrack. The Revell M16 AA Halftrack. I experienced a bit while painting this one, since I thought my sprays weren't  brown enough. I turned out almost orange looking, so I sprayed over it with the same colour as the other halftracks, that way they look more uniform and similar, key components in  organisation.


I used the driver figures from the Pegasus US Trucks, as they fit perfectly and seem to be to scale (I even made helmets for them out of clay).


Since these photos, I've applied basic decals and weathering (also drivers).

Halftracks in action!