Thursday, January 23, 2014

From BenD: 15mm Vietnam War American Armour (45 points)


From Ben:
So I have finished my first platoon for my Vietnam project. I was really looking forward to painting these, the Sheridans just look awesome and the M113 box set is my first go at a Battlefront plastic box set.
The Sheridans were a lot of fun to paint with all the baggage on the back of the tanks, although the building the hatches with the .50cals was less fun....
The M113's were a lot easier to put together (which being plastic makes sense!). I must say the kit is great, it goes together really easily and the amount of options in there is amazing. I may have to pick up a few more sets to round out all the other options from the book.
Overall I'm very happy with how those turned out and I can't wait to get them on the gaming table zooming around blasting NVA with their Beehive ammo.
Next up for Vietnam will be some Infantry then the fun of the Helicopters, but first I might have to finally get around to doing the last few Soviets I need for Corrivalry.

Thanks for looking and until next time

Wow, you've done a great job on these vehicles Ben! The M113s are very nice but those Sheridans are such wonderful models. I particularly like that they're festooned with extra stowage as it gives them a more lived-in, vehicles-on-campaign look. 

These seven vehicles will give Ben 45 points.

18 comments:

  1. You've got these looking just right another really great entry

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  2. These AFV's are awesome! I'm sure Charlie will run for fear.

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  3. Good looking vehicles, now the grunts?

    Ian

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    1. Yes I have 3 platoons of infantry and a support platoon to paint up all waiting to be primed. But I still need to paint up 10 tanks and a Sturmovik for my Soviet Army for a tournament at the beginning of Feb, so they will have to wait a week or two.

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  4. Good looking vehicles you got there!

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  5. Gotta say I do like the M113's and I was not aware about them as plastic kits until I followed your link. Thank you.

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  6. Fantastic work on these - it's really amazing to think they're 15mm - the detail looks like 1/35th scale models.

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  7. Vey impressive. I like the fact that you've hinted at dirt and weathering but kept it to a minimum.

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    1. Thanks Michael, that sis what I aim for. It always amazes me how I don't like the model up until I weather and add decals. A small amount of weathering nicely breaks up the colours, it's a theory I have now used for over 10 years... which is a scary thought....

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  8. Really nice, particularly the sheridans.

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  9. That's cracking painting at 15mm mate. So crisp!

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  10. Nice work Ben, I like the subtle dirtyness on them!

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