I have had a busy weekend painting and have finished off the Shermans for my Irish Guards I previewed in my last post. I have had the models for a fair few months and bar a Typhoon they were the last models I needed to paint for my Irish Guards army.
Sorry if the pictures are great I had a few problems with my camera set up tonight…
I was trying to do this army to be a accurate as possible (thanks to the FOW article on the Irish Guards
this was quite easy). As a whole this wasn’t hard to do, that was until
I did the Squadron makings on the side of the tanks. From what I have
read the Guards had the middle blacked out but the only decals I could
find had clear centres. So not wanting to fail at the first hurdle I
decided to paint the area behind were the decal was to be applied. This
worked quite well and I only had to touch up a couple of the black
areas. I then decided to double the pain and add a really small number
decal over the top of the squadron decal. But I think the end result was
A quick word on the decals, they are all from Dom’s Decals.
He has a great range of WW2 unit marking and you get lots for your
money. The only problem with them (and it’s not really a problem) is
that all the decals come as one big decal so you need to cut them quite
close to reduce silvering.
The army as a whole. In the end I don’t think the individual Shermans are the best models I have every painted but I think the army as a whole looks good.
I have just a few last touches to put onto my Cromwells as I hope to have them up in a few days, so keep an eye out for them.
As always thanks for looking Ben.