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.