Saturday, 9 June 2018

Quick Build Italeri M13/40 (20mm)

Hot on the heels of the "World at War" early German tanks I grabbed for my (dust covered) Italian M13/40 I had packed away in the loft for a rainy day. Previous;y I had agonised over a Italeri standard model of a M13/40 and it was not a pleasant (track assembly horror) experience. This time the all-in-one track made me smile. I had two tanks assembled before I had finished a cup of tea (see below): 

And they were IMHO better (or at least as good as) my earlier model. With the magic number now at three, time to paint them up and put them against my Airfix Crusader II's for a Western Desert game of "What a Tanker"!


Guidowg said...

Nice models. Lets us know how you paint them.
I'm attempting to paint a 28mm one at present.

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Thinking to undercoat white (controversial)
Black Wash with Vallejo Wash
Then Base coat "sand" (tbc) and then highlight with a lighter sand

Watch this space

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

From a fellow Wargamer's email:

"Or you could pit them against your Pz IIs and IIIs for when 6th RTR was entirely equipped with captured Italian material. ūüėČ"

Fraxinus said...

just made one of those Italian quick builds , awesome the way forward for tracks! they look ok as well painting stage too

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

In complete agreement with you there Fraximus :)