VehiclesFirst I used the Tamiya Sherman with 105mm gun for my disabled allied tank. It is all Out Of The Box (OOTB) except for the addition of Fruil tracks that were graciously given to me by DRAGONWAGON. Without them I couldn’t have made the broken track like it is. It was an OOTB, minus the tracks that is. A lot of gear was left off as the allies stripped what was useful before leaving it behind. It was finished in Model Master Olive Drab, followed with washes of raw umber and black. This was followed with some reddish brown filters and some drybrushing with the lightened Olive Drab. Finally I gave it a dusting with Tamiya Buff paint to blend it to the base.
The Tamiya Schwimmwagen and crew were graciously donated to this project by Graywolf. It was built straight from the box and finished in German three tone camouflage. It also was blended in the base using Tamiya Buff. It has a bunch of extra gear in the back seat. That extra gear came from left over kits.
The DML Mid Hetzer is also OOTB. The painting is the hard edge ambush pattern. I used Model Master paints for colors. I also tried some tacky rubber like stuff (for posting things) that I picked up at hobby lobby as my masking material. After the base yellow was applied and dry, I covered everything I wanted to stay yellow with the tacky rubber stuff. I then laid down the reddish brown color. Once that was dry I covered all the areas I wanted to keep this reddish brown. I then laid down the green to finish the hard edge camo. After letting this dry I realized this rubber stuff was not the product to mask with !!! It was a major pain to get it to release from the model. I do not recommend anyone else to use this method. Once I finally got the mask all off it was time to break out the micro brushes and add the dots to the camo scheme. Other than adding some mud to the models, using Model Master red putty and sand, that is all that has been done with the models.
FiguresAs with any scene the figure selection is crucial. I already had the Tamiya set that was donated by Graywolf and I had a pair of Wolf figures that looked very cold. It was just a matter of mixing in other figures that I wanted to show resting with the Wolf figures. This was accomplished with a set of Tristar German Panzer Grenadiers vol.1, which I feel matched perfectly with what I was after. So we have two of the four mini scenes down with the figs.
Next up came some DML ammo loaders for a self propelled gun that I converted to have them stealing gas with a pump, that was generously donated by Blade48mrd. So that just leaves a set of DML 352nd Volksgrenadiers to come down the hill. The figs were all painted with Vallejo paints. I used a technique that I learned from Shep Paines book on figures for the camo. I think it came out alright.
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