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Tracks, Road Wheels and Pin Washes

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Exciting update but important work done.

As well as the Panzer and Maus, getting the tracks of the Marders painted as well.  As well as the Panzer and Maus, getting the tracks of the Marders painted as well.
Base coat of Saddle Brown and a Nuln Oil wash as per Colours of WarBase coat of Saddle Brown and a Nuln Oil wash as per Colours of War
Dry drush of Oily Steel on tracks, Abaddon Black on the road wheels, and some of the equipment on the tank.Dry drush of Oily Steel on tracks, Abaddon Black on the road wheels, and some of the equipment on the tank.
Pin wash of Gloss Nuln Oil done.  I think you can see it.  Pin wash of Gloss Nuln Oil done. I think you can see it.

Getting there with the Panzers and the Maus.  The tracks and road wheels will probably get a bit of weathering, so I’ve put a bit too much effort in and it will disappear under some mud or something!  I am tempted to try the pigment, static grass and Mig Acrylic binder thing and see how it looks on these.

My sleeplessness is continuing, lucky to get 4-5 hours solid sleep (which is actually good compared too many), so a few more movies watched.

 

Kasym – The blurb from film.ua – 

The film is based on the true story of Kasym Kaysenov, a famous Soviet scout and officer of special reconnaissance, a national hero of Kazakhstan and a man of exceptional bravey, who fought on the grounds of Ukraine during World War II.

It’s summer of 1942. Nazis are planning a massive operations against the Soviet lands, and Kasym is tasked with destroying enemy fuel storage depots. As his entire subversion group is demised, Kasym filnds himself alone behind the enemy lines. In this life and death situation Kasym manages to complete his mission with the help of local civilians.

Hard to watch as every time anything was said in German, a lovely Russian lady provided a translation in Russian.  Made it hard going at times. Not bad at all, found it a bit far fetched at times, but again another movie that could be turned into a game or scenarios for your games.

Tanks for Stalin – Cheesy as hell, but I enjoyed it more than I enjoyed Fury.    Worth it alone for the vast amount of footage of T-34s driving through the countryside, and the very beautiful women dressed in a German uniform.  Think Helga from Allo Allo, but younger! I’m a big fan of Russian war movies at the moment.  

Pork Chop Hill – With Bolt Action Korea generating some excitement I thought I would watch something a bit different, and this was the first Korean War movie I found.  It also was in English so not having to read subtitles was great. It was in Black and White though as it is from 1959. This is a thought provoking movie, two sides fighting over a hill that ultimately means nothing to either side.  Also shows a side to war a lot of movies don’t show, the importance of communication and intelligence. Well worth a watch. Gregory Peck is the star of the movie, and I don’t remember him firing his weapon during it, which I found strange, but possibly due to his opposition to the Korean War and war in general. 

Path of Glory –  Directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Kirk Douglas, this is a wonderful movie.  It has a very anti-war message and Douglas is magnificent in the lead role.  I believe this movie was filmed in German, they used a ton (literally) of explosives when filming a scene were the French troops go over the top.  The French took great exception to how the French Army was portrayed in the movie and banned it as well.  I do recommend watching this if you haven’t before.  

Currently watching a 2018 movie called The Battle of Bulge.  It has bad ratings on Amazon and IMDB but I don’t think it is too bad so far.

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noyjatat
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Nice work buddy, how did you find painting the tracks off the chassis?

olliep
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Well aren’t they coming up nicely 🙂

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