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Showcase & Gallery / Re: Jimmys WIP Thread
« on: April 21, 2018, 02:41:43 AM »

Sounds like a plan. Brown wash though (or green?)?

Showcase & Gallery / Re: Tracks' M4 Medium tank thread
« on: April 20, 2018, 07:06:32 PM »
I have already assembled and painted my two M4A3 / M4A3E8 Sherman (Product Code: 280042). Now I have to order another one!

They look fantastic by the way!

Showcase & Gallery / Re: Jimmys WIP Thread
« on: April 20, 2018, 05:33:41 PM »

Thanks for the thoughts about paint colour guys. The silly thing is, being red/green colour blind, all of the different makes and versions of Olive Drab (or any green/brown paint for that matter) all look the same to me - so it's difficult to say what looks right to me, as they all do!  :P

I guess that makes me a little OCD about using the "right" colour (though I know that is a troublesome thing to define), rather than going for any old shade of green/brown which might look fine to my eyes but could look off to anyone else.

Found this article by Steve Zaloga which might be of interest (although you've probably seen it before), not that it's helped me much, just made me less sure what to use! On the plus side, I've assembled the Rubicon M20 car whilst I've been trying to work out how to paint stuff!

Showcase & Gallery / Re: Jimmys WIP Thread
« on: April 20, 2018, 05:25:38 PM »

Sloppy Jalopy do a 1/56 resin FV432, it is taking a while to assemble.

I forgot to pick up the Lucid Eye Project Sturm figures at Salute:

Superheroey stuff:

Cool! My Red Skull is based on one of the Lucid Eye models. Your AGENTS stuff looks great  :D

Showcase & Gallery / Re: Jimmys WIP Thread
« on: April 18, 2018, 03:57:51 AM »

Thanks guys! Yeah, afraid the Panther is part of a Marvel-themed K47 / "weird war" army - though I have built enough to field a proper platoon of them for Chain of Command, etc. Sadly haven't seen any 1/56 FV452s so I had to make do with the Panther  :P like the idea of having a few more paper panzers with them, so the waffentrager is on the list!

Good ideas for the Hellcat crew, hadn't thought about the jeep crew (haven't got one yet - have an excuse now haha!) and will probably pick up a couple of BA sprues to help with kitbashing. The new Rubicon M8/M20 crew set has a chap with all of his limbs so that might be an option for the cdr too.

And I guess you're probably right Ripley that once it's all painted it'll not be noticed. On that note; the Hellcat instructions list US Field Drab for the paint colour - but I'd read in a few different places about using Vallejo Brown Violet (seriously weird name for a green paint!). Now I'm colour blind so that chances I'd notice the difference between the shades of green are pretty small, but it'd be useful to know what you guys reckon is the better paint to use!

Showcase & Gallery / Re: Jimmys WIP Thread
« on: April 16, 2018, 08:48:09 PM »
Thanks! Ha, I'm afraid the Tesseract-power Panther is based on the HYDRA Panzer Divisions (circa 1945)... :P

So, taken some photos of the Hellcat. The internal detail on the turret is actually really nice in this kit, though weirdly thats part of them problem... possibly I'm overthinking things, but as you can see into the turrent (and out the bottom) to me I think it's going to be pretty obvious that the crew figures are missing their lower extremities...

Perhaps once properly assembled and painted it won't be too obvious, but I'm not convinced of that. Don't know if anyone else has built this kit but I struggled to find any decent pictures online of how it looks once completed (with crew). Plus it's missing one crew member anyway. So I was hoping to use the Rubion crew to add the third crew member and/or replace some of the existing crew. Having done a bit of research, I put one of the rubicon TD crew on the gunners seat. With the breech etc and the extra crew body filling the turret space, I hoped it would mean you couldn't really see/notice that the crew were only part-figures.

I think it works okay with the loader but the tank commander is still pretty obviously missing the bottom part of his legs. Not sure whether to replace him with another of the rubicon ones and have him sitting lower in the turret, behind the gunner? Assuming that I've got their positions in the turret right!

Or perhaps try and use some plastic US infantry to "donate" some legs for him (might end up doing both options in different Hellcats - have another two to build after this one). Any thoughts or other ideas?

Showcase & Gallery / Jimmys WIP Thread
« on: April 16, 2018, 07:21:32 PM »
Thought I should probably start one of these; got a few bits on the go at the moment - foremostly the Warlord M18 which I'm hoping to add the Rubicon TD crew to, would really appreciate some thoughts on that once I've taken a few photos of it.

Until then thought I'd upload some of my previous Rubicon builds, nothing particularly exciting, all pretty average tabletop standard but a bit of a mix of different things. Oh and please don't pay any attention to the water pot I use for painting, I've had it for a long time!  ::)

General Discussions / Re: Q1/2018???
« on: April 09, 2018, 10:45:32 PM »
Cool thanks, hopefully the TD crew will fit then - are they going to be available at Salute?

Ah okay, just had a vague recollection that there was a France era Rommel you'd been working on. Haven't built Greif yet and had been pondering how best to make Rommel removable/useable separately, guess it'll be easier just to get a second one for dismounted use  :P

General Discussions / Re: Q1/2018???
« on: April 09, 2018, 12:35:55 AM »

It's a shame the tank riders are metal, when the tank crew is plastic, although they look like nice sculpts I've found metal really doesn't work for tank riders (for wargaming purposes - if you want them removeable).

Definitely will be a few bits I'll be getting though. What's the chance the US TD crew would work with the Warlord plastic M18 Hellcat?

I assume the plastic Rommel is the same as the one in the command halftrack expansion?


Very nice, definitely would get a few of these in plastic. Isn't something that really needs much in the way of options, so that makes sense.

Work In Progress / Re: New Resin Track Links - Tiger I Options 180328
« on: March 29, 2018, 07:13:18 AM »

Interesting! Assuming that there's an early road wheels version (?), and the price point is right, think I'd definitely look to upgrade my current Tiger(s).  :D

General Discussions / Re: Q1/2018???
« on: March 23, 2018, 09:15:55 PM »

Shame there are no plastic vehicles but it is an impressive array of stuff! I can understand the drive to diversify what Rubicon offer.

Hopefully the metal infantry releases will be followed up with more plastic. Don't know if I missed discussion on this in the WIP threads, but it surprises me that Zhukov/Rommel/etc are going to be plastic and yet something like the Soviet tank riders are metal...? (I can understand some of the other vehicle crews etc being metal but for wargaming purposes metal tank riders are not good - IMO)


Looks good. Definitely will want some of these. Assume it's just the front half of the upper hull, to fit like the different parts of the SU-85 / 122...?

General Discussions / Re: Q1/2018???
« on: March 23, 2018, 08:16:35 AM »
We are not going to release any vehicles this Q1/18, but focus solely on figures - pewter and plastic miniatures!

What's happened to the 222!?  :'( :'( :'(

Showcase & Gallery / Re: Power to the Plastic ! ( 1/56 figure kit bashes )
« on: February 21, 2018, 01:05:48 AM »
Just to say, there's some really great inspiration in this thread thanks guys!  :D. I'll admit to not pushing as far with my plastic WWII conversions attempts (compared to my old *cough* 40k *cough* stuff), but definitely more tempted to get on with converting up some tank/vehicle riders out of the spare Russians I have left (been the plan for ages but just always been pushed down the list of things to do - until now!). Really like the Airborne medic too, didn't realise the FJ sprue could be so handy for building yanks!

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