Wednesday, March 5, 2014

From PaulJ: 28mm WWII Churchill Tank (20 points)


From Paul:
Introducing "Medusa", a British Mk VII Churchill tank.  This heavy tank may not have packed the same wallop as some of the German big cats in her tonnage range, but this was tank which saw plenty of action and could take a beating.


This 28mm vehicle is by Warlord Games and I was very impressed with it as a whole.  The casting was crisp and the detail very clear.  I was also impressed with the quick and professional service I got from Warlord when I reported that the tank commander figures were missing and they duly arrived the following week no questions asked.
I've painted this tank up as part of the 4th Coldstream Guards who served with the 6th Guards Tank Brigade in Normandy.  No 13 Troop of C Squadron to be precise, along with troop mates "Minotaur" and "Minerva" all named after famous Royal Navy warships.  Why did I choose this particular unit? Because my good buddy Alan (aka Dux Homunculorum) painted his own Churchill tank as "Minotaur" last year and I wanted them to be in the same unit.  Poor Minotaur doesn't have a tank Commander figure though, which is why I painted up a second one for him as his prize in our side challenge.  Congrats mate - I'll deliver him this weekend :-)

Excellent work on this tank Paul, and the commander is a very thoughtful gift indeed (Lucky Dux). I've always loved the design of the Churchill tank - I always thought it looked to be a proud decedent  of the Mark IV's of WWI. It has such a great, brutal aesthetic about it. 

'Medusa' and the two tank commanders will give Paul 20 points.  Well done and I hope you guys have a great visit this weekend.

14 comments:

  1. Great looking slow moving green bunker of doom there.
    Good work Paul.
    cheers

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  2. That is a nicely painted Churchill. Funny how each major country's tanks had a unique look. Best, Dean

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  3. this is nice, in 28mm it must be a beast!

    Ian

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  4. Very nice to see a Churchill every now and again. And this one is very nice to see.

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  5. Lovely work here. I like the way you guys do the dirt effects on the treads and I've no idea how you do it.

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  6. nice... a fine piece of armour..

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  7. That's a very well done model - it must weigh a ton given all the resin needed to make that monster

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  8. Looks fantastic mate, and very kind of you to think of my poor old Minerva needing a commander. Look forward to seeing them together on a table one day.

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  9. Always good to see a Churchill :)

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  10. Nice work. The weathering looks spot on.

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  11. Great looking Churchill sir. The weathering looks spot on.

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  12. Thanks everyone- and its even survived its first two battles too: unheard of!

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