Friday, 30 December 2011

Polish "Clanky Tanks" 7TP's (cont)

Still working on the Polish 7TP's and trying to nail their camouflage scheme. These SHQ kits started life on a trades-stand at the SELWIG London Games Wargame Show in 1997, purchased when I was "young and single" in London and could afford buckets of metal. This lavish investment has finally matured (see below):

The three tone scheme was lightened up in two shade highlights: Tamiya XF-60 Dark Yellow added with Anita's Acrylic's Cream, Tamiya  XF-62 Olive Drab added with Games Workshop Sunburst Yellow and Anita's Acrylics Earth Brown added with Anita's Acrylics Dark Red and then Games Workshop Sunburst Yellow (see below).

The "magic formula" seems to be working (see below):

Not too sure how to tackle the exhausts: Anita's Acrylics Metallic Black and Games Workshop Mithril Silver for starters? (See below):

A close up of the "Command" 7TP Twin MG's. Full Frontal (see below), this camouflague scheme was jigsawed from various sources and taken from other "modellers" examples so probably it is not as blockish as per historical (see below):

Side-on and taken from "Blitzkrieg: Armour Camouflague and Markings, 1939-1940. Steven J. Zaloga", see pages 33, 36 and 37.

Rear (more educated guesswork):

"Prototype" done time to do the other two 7TP gun tanks. Photo-shoot over, the real "clanky tank" painting continues in the background.

Note: Hidden in a tray somewhere are some mounted and dismounted SHQ Polish Lancers and standard FAA Polish Infantry.


Paul said...

Simply lovely progress! Clanky tanks rock!

Whisperin' Al said...

I'm glad to see someone else is into early war Polish - I'm doing 28mm (as you might expect) so there's less armour choices - planning to get a couple of TKs at Salute so am very interested in your camo!

David Crook said...

Hi Geordie,

Great looking models old chap and a welcome change from the acres of grey seen recently (although the Germans are grey of course!).

Lovely camo scheme and from what I have been able to deduce the Turkish army of the WW2 era had a similar look. Thanks for quoting the colour codes!

All the best and a happy new year,


John Lambshead said...

I use one of these as the basis for a 40K Chaos tank.

Tim Gow said...

Lovely camo scheme - you clearly have much more patience than me!

Red_Cardinal said...

Very nice paint job! :)

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Cheers lads, thanks again for the comments

I don't think I could rush them even if I tried Tim, I get about 30 mins a night to "potter" in my little Man's World :)

One hot mug of tea a night