The Egyptian first tank battalion for FATE OF A NATION is coming along nicely and only needs some of the tracks from the 3rd Company painted as well as some light flock put down. These are 31 GHQ T-55s from my collection. "Jack" provided me with enough T-55 tanks for a second battalion that will be based when I have enough bases. This is getting out of hand! So I'll be able to field an Egyptian tank BRIGADE for FAON. I'm going to need a bigger table!
|The full tank battalion minus the support platoons.|
Some have asked me about my basing and how I do the ground texture so here goes - I use vallejo "european mud" goo on the base and let it dry overnight. I paint it tamiya flat earth (actually a store-made latex version I bought in a pint! I'll literally never run out), then I dry brush vallejo dark sand. These are FOW small bases I bought on ebay.
|Dry brushed next to not dry brushed base.|
Also working on my Israeli forces as well but the progress not as substantial. I've got about 50% of the armor basecoated with tracks, tires, etc painted but no wash or dip yet. I was also experimenting with colors for the IDF uniform and I think I have a winner. Here they are on my practice landser:
|All in dark sand looks good on this khurasan 15mm Syrian dude.|
|but in 15mm it's a little different. The picture doesn't do it justice.|
And a sneak preview of a 3d printed T55AM2 from Butler's Printed models. I'm not very happy with them but what are you going to do? I have 31 of em! The BPM 6mm stuff is not as nice as their 15mm stuff. Maybe he'll look better when I have paint and wash on him. Might be a good excuse to camouflage them up!