Axis & Allies Show Us What You've Got

Home Forums Historical Tabletop Game Discussions Axis & Allies Show Us What You've Got

This topic contains 13 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  piers 1 week ago.

Viewing 14 posts - 1 through 14 (of 14 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #1211863

    a27cromwell
    Participant
    1153xp

    Just thought I would start a thread for folks to post their tanks and other military vehicles in . Always nice to see what others are doing with the gaming pieces / models we can get for 15 / 30 / 28 mm . So lets see one from each side if possible , and give a quick rundown of scale , who makes it and what if anything you’ve done  detail it . 1st up I’ve got a Warlord plastic M4 Sherman to which I added the Company B resin / metal dozer blade .  A very easy plastic build with a little tweaking needed for the dozer , just some plastic shims ( its a little too wide , made for a resin tank kit )M4 Sherman Dozer My second kit is a Warlord 251 C with the rear doors cut open and a squad of troops added to it . Bit of a pain to make half a dozen fit inside , but with a few leg swaps , it worked out . Always like the 1970s Tamiya 1/35 half track box art of the guys going over the sides , so I had to add them as well .Again just a leg swap and they fit . SdKfz 251 C  Let’ see what you guys have built

    #1213043

    a27cromwell
    Participant
    1153xp

    Next up a BA Churchill converted to an AVRE IV . I added the side brackets and  reworked the bow gunner’s hatch by adding the sliding hatch for loading the  Petard ,AVRE Mk IV wip  We have a Rubicon Tiger built as an early , the BA late  Tiger and just for fun , a T-34 / Tiger kit bash , sort of like the Kelly’s Heroes movie tank . TheTiger body is pretty much a perfect fit on the T-34 hull . I used a micro chisel to scrape / remove the road wheel ribs to give it the early style dish wheels early , late, T-34 Tiger

    #1215447

    volleyfireandy
    Participant
    1054xp

    I’ll join in with some 20mm.

    This is an S Models Panzer III, I’ve modified with some extra stowage to look like the vehicle on the cover of the Battlegroup Torch book, and also as it’s a bit of an iconic photo from the desert campaign in general. P1280619

    Allied vehicle is one of my M4A1, this ones a PSC kit, and I’ve added stowage from greenstuff P1190736P1200217

     

    #1215501

    a27cromwell
    Participant
    1153xp

    Panzer III looks great Andy , very dusty and worn with a hint of Panzer Grey showing  . Really like the splash of color the flag adds to the rear deck .  ( Note to self – find 28mm scale flags ) . The painted Sherman looks great as well , awesome job on the GS sandbags  . What colors did you use on the Sherman ? Really like the contrast of the 2 colors

    #1215520

    piers
    Participant
    3912xp

    Only 20mm for me too…

    FB_IMG_1529671213759FB_IMG_1529671172005FB_IMG_1529671136613

    #1215592

    volleyfireandy
    Participant
    1054xp

    I think the green was brown violet, with a highlight of grey green from Vallejo, but I could be wrong. The blacjk is just Vallejo black grey.  For 28mm flags give Flags of War a look. Think he has some.

    P I think we should show some more…

    #1215595

    volleyfireandy
    Participant
    1054xp

    This is a bit of a FrankenTiger, it’s a mix of Hobbyboss and Revell parts, as I found there were elements I liked from both kits, and some lacking areas, so mashing the two together gave the best result for the Tiger I was wanting to represent. hZubSyz

    20180227_095036_00120180227_10022020180227_100353

    #1216089

    a27cromwell
    Participant
    1153xp

    Oh , Tiger II very nice piers . Plus your Croc and Pzr III  M , very nice weathering . And Andy’s Tiger  I looks great . Is that in the North African green over panzer yellow color scheme like the Bovington Tiger ?  Or is it a Eastern front cat ?

    #1216091

    a27cromwell
    Participant
    1153xp

    I just figured out a large part of my hobby time is going to be taken up in photographing my built vehicles . I didn’t really think about when I was building them . So 1st off we have one of my favorite tanks , the KV II . The larger one is a so called ” egg ” tank . by AFV , a sort of distorted caricature of a tank . AFV make about 4 different models of this type , as do Fujimi , and Meng make about a dozen  ( plus planes and battleships ) of which I have 7 . The smaller KV is a Zvezda 1/100 scale tank for some sort of game KV2s b Next up I have a Meng Tiger II . I sort of detailed it a bit with 1/35 scale tools , new exhausts from a GW Lehman Russ and various bits from the parts box to sort of match an early  ” Porche ” turreted Tiger II . These kits are loads of fun and a nice break from having to be all exact in building and painting more scale modelsMeng WWT Tiger II b

    #1216566

    a27cromwell
    Participant
    1153xp

    Here’s a couple I built as knocked out / abandoned vehicles . BA Panzer IV G , that I opened the turret side hatches , driver/bow gunner hatches and then thought , it might as well have engine trouble as well . I picked the left engine hatch because beneath that is the radiator which is easier to bodge up than the engine on the right . I used a 1/35 rad from an Academy APC cut to fit , and itIMG_20180623_205432208looks the part  The T-34 is a BA / Rubicon kit bash . I had the hull left over from my T-34/Tiger project , and I had some extra Rubicon bits  ( turret , wheels , hatches )  given to me . I’ve always wanted to build one these swamp / mud bogged tanks from the eastern front , the Russian lost a lot that way . A lot of their early war tanks had no radios so they pretty much played follow the leader , and if leader drives into swamp most of the platoon end up there as well . I cut the right side wheels in half and didn’t add any on the left to give the hull the sunk in look ,cut open the driver’s hatch , added a shim to the Rubicon turret so it fit the Warlord hull , faked up a gun beach and seats in the turret  , and added a few bits from the parts box . Not a high scoring game piece but a great piece as scenery .Also used the base to try  the  Vallejo Russian Mud weathering effect product , worked a treatIMG_20180623_205252529

    • This reply was modified 3 weeks, 4 days ago by  a27cromwell.
    #1216698

    torros
    Participant
    6310xp

    Just a couple

     

    First a 10mm Sherman from Pendraken

    Sherman

    And a 3mm Char B from Oddzil Ozmy

    PhotoPictureResizer_180624_094427835-640x360

    #1216837

    a27cromwell
    Participant
    1153xp

    Wow , 10mm looks very good . Except for the thickness of the barrel , its got better detail than some larger scale tanks , And 3mm , you got to be kidding me ?  How do you paint something that small and have it look that good ? I got bugs in my basement bigger than that Char B

    #1221485

    a27cromwell
    Participant
    1153xp

    Here’s a Rubicon Stug III I built as a late Sturmhaubitze 42 . I added concrete  either side of the gun casement as extra armor , I modified the side skirts to match a picture I liked , and I added shrubbery ( Army Painter Battlefields Poison Ivy )  Still have to add some stowage and a few tank riders on the engine deckIMG_20180629_192443034 Next I have a Warlord plastic Cromwell , to which I added some camo net on the turret and gun . I also added those very prominent lift rings on the sides of the turret , cutting , shaping and drilling out 4 small trianglar pieces , an then like a dummy covered them with said netting . You never know where you might find bits for  this scale , my 28mm commander has a ( very under scale ) Brit Tankers helmet from a Master Box 1/35 scale kit and earphones from a Meng plastic bolt detail set ( love those sets ) .  I  added marking of the 1st Polish Armored Division ( 10th Mounted Rifles ) to add something different tom y Allied forceIMG_20180627_083245

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 5 days ago by  a27cromwell.
    #1229995

    piers
    Participant
    3912xp

    1/72 Panzer IV finished last night…

    20180711_225409

Viewing 14 posts - 1 through 14 (of 14 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.