Saturday, March 8, 2014

From ClintB: 15mm WWII US Halftracks (35 points)


From Clint:
Just finished 5 US halftracks by the Plastic soldier company. These are 15mm scale and for my US PBI collection. They come in 5 sprues to a box and require assembly. I found they went together very easily but were a little fiddly to my fingers but not to fiddly to stop me getting more if I need them.  
They do come with a few optional pieces such as stowage different bumpers, machinegun mounts and crew. I could have put up 8 figures in each halftrack but instead elected to just do the drivers, co-driver and another figure to operate the .50. Most of the other crew are for sitting on the benches as opposed to action poses. 


As I see these more in a battle taxi role I did not want to clutter them with loads of extra figures, although if I get another box that might well become my best option. I have kept the bases very simple so they fit in with the rest of my force and besides when I look at a grassy field it does not have too many clumps about. It may be very different where you live but in the South of England, tend to be cultivated and with quite an even grass length (maybe not at the edges or on scrub land but generally).
These have been prepped for day 1 of the challenge and I kept putting off doing them mostly because I get side-tracked very easily. But In the end I wanted to get them done before the challenge ended and as we are now running out of time I did have to force myself to get them done as I had a new parcel of goodies arrive yesterday and I am eager to start them. 
Nice work Clint. These M3s certainly seem to be in the midst of cruising through a 'Green and Pleasant Land'. The more I see of the PSC range the more I like them. These models look to be very crisp, with nice sharp lines and clean interior detail (and the stowage always a welcome touch). I also like how you did the weathering and mud around the wheels and tracks. 

These five halftracks will give Clint 35 points. Great job!

7 comments:

  1. Very nice side-tracked half-tracks Clint :-)

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  2. Well done Clint! I like that shot you took from above and at an angle.

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  3. I do like a good half-track. The scale would be a bit daunting for me, but you've carried it off with great results!

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  4. I think that might be my PBI US force finished now..... well as finished as any wargames project ever gets. Thank you very much for your kind words, now back to the painting table before I head down the club to play something all daylong.

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