Saturday, October 5, 2019

Atlantis née Aurora 1/48th M46 Patton Tank - WIP +1

Added the tiger markings that were used during Operation Ripper in 1951 during the Korean War. Supposedly they did it because they believed the enemy were superstitious and that it would scare them. Probably scary enough facing a 48 ton behemoth spewing 90mm HE, in any case.
Still need to give it a wash and then some weathering, but most of the main stuff is done.
It's a fairly simple kit with minimal parts and sturdy enough for gaming.
The tracks are flexible and the wheels can spin with the tracks. However, pushing it around like that is definitely not recommended.
The turret can spin, and the barrel can move up and down. The hatches can also open and close as as well. I plan to add a TC later - the one that came with the kit was very 1950's sculpted - that is, hardly any details.
The 28mm Victory Force figure alongside for size comparison. Good enough for me as I like this scale for modelling.

Anyway, just a quick update to this mini-project. In fact, I may put it aside to start on the Warlord Games British 8th Army and DAK guys as the Vallejo paint set arrived. In any case, best wishes to you all and happy gaming and painting!

33 comments:

  1. Very nifty paint scheme! Looks GRRRRREAT!

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    1. Lol! Nice one, Jonathan! Thanks a lot! Best regards, Dean

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  2. Soooooooooo cute...and very nicely done!

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    1. Lol! That's it, Phil. I'm adding whiskers :) Kind regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you kindly, Ray! Best regards, Dean

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  4. Incredible paint job on the Tiger markings! It looks a terror on the model, but as you suggest, if faced with one in real life, I'm pretty sure it would be the TANK that terrifying me more than the paint job!!! Impressive work on you're, none-the-less!

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    1. Thank you much, Tim. Appreciate the visit and nice words. Warmest regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you very much, Denis! Warm regards, Dean

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  6. Great looking tank and tiger markings!
    Best Iain

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  7. Great paint job and something a little different for the table top.
    Cheers
    Stu

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  8. Very nicely rendered! Coincidentally, I just saw a Korean War M4A3E8 Sherman tank in this color scheme at the American Heritage Museum (formerly Collings Foundation) in Hudson, Mass. I have yet to put together a blog post on the trip, but when I do, there will be a picture of it (among others).

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    1. Awesome, Ed. Looking fwd to seeing your post. BTW, I regret not purchasing a Corgi 1/50th Sherman with the tiger paint job some years ago - it was only about $20. At the time, I was into WW2 only so passed on it. It's now going for triple or more that price. Best regards, Dean

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  9. That is such an awesome paint job Dean.

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    1. Thank you so much, Michael. Kindest regards, Dean

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  10. Fantastic job love the markings on the front of it!

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    1. Thanks, Simon! Appreciate the visit and kind comments. Best regards, Dean

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  11. A truly terrifying paint job - great work 👍🏻

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  12. I can't decide what's more delightful, the "tiger" tank, or the fact that people actually did this in a real theatre ;)

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    1. Thanks, FMB. Yes, quite the sight I'm sure. Best regards, Dean

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  13. Dude that came out really nice. Well done.

    Cheers
    Kevin

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    1. Thanks a lot, Kevin. I touched up the claws on the fenders a bit after the pictures - made them a little longer on the top and cleaned up the points. Warmest regards, Dean

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  14. Nicely done on the markings. They should look even better after weathering.

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