Sunday, 13 October 2013

More Shermans.

Another week, another lack of gaming week.  Bah humbug and all that.  I missed Monday nights conclusion to the Chain of Command game as my wife and I went to Plymouth Theatre Royal to see Warhorse and very good it was too.  If you can get tickets to see it then I recommend you do.  Cleverly done and very entertaining to watch. 

Tuesday to Thursday I was sick as a dog with some sort of virus that seems to be doing the rounds.  Not pleasant and it exacerbated my stomach problems so I spent several days in close proximity to the toilet.  I was meant to be going to the Devon Wargames meet on the Saturday, but felt like death warmed up so gave it a miss.  Probably a good thing as I didn't want to infect the others. 

Painting took a hit again, which seems to be a common thing of late.  I did manage to get the Shermans I put together painted up, so I now have 4 more Shermans to go on ebay, while the American force in the cabinet have been joined by 5 M4A1 Shermans, to give the Germans something else to blow up.
Another 4 Battlefront plastic Sherman V's, painted and decaled up as  C squadron, 1st Coldstream Guards.  Part of the 5th Guards Armoured Brigade which was itself part of the Guards Armoured Division, this unit fought all the way through Europe.  The yellow markings stand out quite nicely, giving the Germans an aiming point.  
 Front view of the same tanks.
 5 Plastic Soldier Company M4A1 Sherman 75's, with US stars and tank numbers.  Lovely little models, these have joined my WW2 collection as my US troops were lacking any medium armour.
 These have also been based as I like bases on my vehicles.  The Battlefront ones are not based as they are not for me and not everybody likes bases.  I do it because the figures are based and also because it gives the model some support.
 One nice thing is that I managed to make up 2 extra turrets with 76mm guns.  These are mostly PSC bits, except for the left hand hatch which are spares from the Battlefront models.  At least I can give my M4's a little bit more punch.

 These next pictures are a comparison shot of the BF plastic Sherman V(left), Peter Pug Sherman(center) and PSC M4A1 (right).  The BF Sherman is bigger, but not too badly compared to the Peter Pig one.  The PSC one is smaller but I prefer it personally.  Please excuse the painting on the Peter Pig model, I painted it many years ago and it could really do with being stripped and repainted.

Anyway, that's it for now as the in-laws turned up yesterday and I have to go and make nice.  Catch you all later.

1 comment:

  1. Hi J,
    Sorry you missed yesterday, we had good turn out and some nice games running. I hope you're well enough for Vimiero.

    Nice work on the tanks

    Cheers mate