Saturday, April 24, 2021

Blitzkrieg Miniatures 1:48th M3 Grant in British 8th Army Service

As with the earlier Panzer II and Panzer III, still need to at a tank commander from a Perry order. The camo is based upon an example I found on the internet. Used an old can of Tamiya OD for the basecoat, and then applied brush on Vallejo Dark Sand for the other major color. Outlined the sand color with with and the OD with black - as per the online example.

Very light weathering; just a light stain with a Future/Pledge floor wax mixture and some pin washing; followed by light dry-brushing - mostly on the sharp edges.
I want to add some unit marking later - if I get some appropriate decals.
The turret is magnetized like the Panzer III, and can rotate 360 degrees. The tow cable looks more like a rubber hose; may have to streak it with some metallic/rust.
The Grant flanked by Tamiya 1:48th kits - a Matilda in front and Crusader to the rear. These will be the tanks for the 8th Army force. I may add an armored car too.
A comparison with a 1:50th diecast Corgi Sherman - the Grant is slightly taller overall, and also dominates the rivet count.

Next up is the Warlord Games Fallshirmjaeger squad in tropical uniform. Thanks for stopping by and wishing you all the best.

23 comments:

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    1. Thank you very much, Bartek! Warmest regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you very much, Michal. Kindest regards, Dean

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  3. Lovely work on this allied tank Dean

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    1. Thanks, Keith! Yes, the Grants and Shermans really helped out in Africa. Best regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you very much, Javier! Warmest regards, Dean

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  5. Great camo scheme and model Dean.
    Cheers
    Stu

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    1. Thanks, Stu! I based it on the one on Wikipedia and a bit on the one at the Tank Museum in the UK. Kindest regards, Dean

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  6. Great work on the tank Dean ! Great colors !
    Greetings

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    1. Thank you very much, Mario! Best regards, Dean

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  7. That's some beautiful work Dean!

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    1. Thank a lot, Ray! Much appreciated. Warmest regards, Dean

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  8. Very well done Dean! Really dig your work on the camo scheme

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    1. Thank you kindly, Nick! I stole the pattern from a website image. Warmest regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you very much, Simon. Kindest regards, Dean

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  10. Splendid looking Grant,lovely camouflage!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thank you much, Iain! Best regards, Dean

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  11. Beautifully done Dean not an easy camo scheme to get right 👍

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    1. Thank you kindly, Matt! Appreciate the high compliment. Warmest regards, Dean

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