US Vehicles for the Painting Challenge
This entry was posted on March 17, 2021.
After my previous entries for the 11th Annual Analogue Painting Challenge, which has involved clearing the backlog of my 1/56 WW2 British vehicles, I've finally managed to get a few more bits and bobs done, so please find below a modest collection of vehicles intended to act in loose support of my US 92nd Buffalo Soldiers as they move up through Italy...and a little something extra, too, for the Sherman 105 doubles-up as a British Firefly IC!
Challenge-wise, I claimed 90 points for this, as it's really three full vehicles (at 20 points each) plus two hulls and one chassis (10+10+10).
Firstly, we have an M8/M20 Greyhound (Rubicon):
(The non-turreted version isn't pictured here - I forgot!)
Next, to work with the sneaky recce element above, an M18 Hellcat (Warlord Games):
Now this is an M4 High Speed Tractor (a beautiful model from RKX Miniatures with additional stowage from Rubicon):
And finally, the US Sherman 105mm, which (due to the awesomeness of Rubicon kits) can be re-hulled as a British Firefly IC, which here I've painted up in Polish colours. After a LOT of thinking and planning, I worked out that the differences in shades of green could be mitigated by a cunning combination of blended weathering and some artistically arranged Warlord Stowage on the glacis plate, necessitating a shift of the Firefly's insignia to the upper hull:
And here’s how the sausage gets made:
Here's to the looming end of the challenge this weekend, eh? - I've loved the inspiration taken from the other participants, and I'd really encourage you to check out the blog (link at the top)...
- Chris K