I'm not very happy with the casting. This is one of those instances where the Command Decision and Quality Castings line are much nicer. (and I'm sure Battlefront's is top-notch).
|This is Rustoleum's "camouflage" tan color, with the strong tone Army painter applied. I kind of like the color.|
|The M113 is painted in the base tan without the Army painter applied. Should I "dip" him too? Actually I didn't dip the tank, I used a brush but you get the idea. Does the M113 need a bath?|
|No decals yet. They're coming.|
|Side by side.|
|On the table. Guess I have to get started on my desert board...|
|Quite a contrast with the quick shade applied.|
Also, I threw some dice around and tried out some of the home-brewed stats out there from "Stopping the Red Tide" Cold War Flames of War and they're great. My T-62 and M-48 are well matched and the special gunnery rules and stabilization rules really add period flavor to the game. When my T-55s are done, I'll play some "Fate of a Nation" using Flames of War's stats and see how I do with them.
Until then I'm stuck. I bought so much WWII crap over December that my purchases will have to wait until late winter/spring to buy any whole units for moderns. (at least until I get at least some projects done!)