Saturday, 11 August 2012

Three Churchills Completed

I have finished three Churchills now, two from Italeri (ex Esci) & one from Blitzkrieg Miniatures & thought you might like to see them. The markings are all hand painted to represent 31st Tank Brigade, 9th Battalion RTR- not sure if the names on the sides are accurate, but they'll do. I think they appeared in my last AAR, but here they are lined up to have their picture taken:


Italeri Churchill with HaT tank commander.

Blitzkrieg Miniatures resin Churchill

Suitably grubby.


Most of the stowage has been added from my own collection of bits n pieces.



At some stage I would like to add a Churchill Crocodile flamethrower tank to this lot. I'm pretty sure that the 31st Brigade acted in support of the 43rd Wessex at Hill 112 & surrounds.



14 comments:

  1. Fantastic job on these John, really outstanding weathering.

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  2. Thanks Paul, glad you like the weathering, it's one of those things where it is hard to know when you've done too little or too much.

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  3. These look fantastic. I have been really impressed with what Ive seen of the BM offerings so far. I know its a bit late now but the MAFVA website has a spreadsheet of Churchill names. Not sure what units it covers as I dont have Excel any more... http://www.mafva.net/resources.htm

    Cheers, Dave

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    1. Thanks Dave for the link to that list, and your encouraging words.

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  4. Lovely work. Funny looking tanks, but lovely work none the less!

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    1. Ere, enough of your cheek about the stylish, sleek Churchill, they were like graceful swans of the battlefield ;D
      Yer, I guess they were kind of funny and chunky looking.
      Great to hear from you mate, take care.

      JS

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  5. Great looking set, good work.

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  6. Lovely work Sarge. Well done with that paint and weathering job!

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    1. Glad you like them Steve. No weathering pigments on these, just building up layers of earthy coloured paints for that grotty look.

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  7. Great Models. Hill 112, Cornwall Hill! My father was in the DCLI in Tunisia and I was born in Newquay.

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    1. Hi John, welcome to the blog & thanks for your comments. My 43rd Wessex connection comes from having lived in Dorset for over seven years- still miss it.

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  8. They came out really well Jack. They blend together as if they're from the same manufacturer and that feeling comes out because of your work. Nice job, I like all the bits and pieces.

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    1. Glad you like them T. Actually there was quite a few months between the assembly/painting of the first Italeri Churchill & the other two- thankfully my painting style didn't change much in that time :)

      I was inspired by your words about "cages & keys", & I am trying to come up with a painting tutorial to give an idea of how I paint my figures.

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