Monday, 11 March 2013

Universal Carrier Completed (finally) + Artillery WIP

G'day all,
A while back I bought some Plastic Soldier Company Universal Carriers in 1/72- and very nice they are too. PSC sent me an extra sprue because I pre-ordered (some time last year), so I still have three left to build. I'm not known for speed or mass-production so what I'm presenting is my first PSC carrier. I have used crew from AB Miniatures for variety, and because they look cool. I have added a metal rifle and Bren Gun from Sgts Mess and a resin kit bag from Black Dog. The decals are a mixture of stuff from the spares box and Dom's Decals. They have the markings for my usual 43rd Wessex Division chaps. Some of the beret heads from the kit have already been donated to my commando conversions, and the other PSC figures will no doubt see service in some other vehicle.

Enjoy the pictures:

 











Work in Progress

I have been doing a bit more on my British 25pdr, Morris Quad and crews. I have nearly finished the crew and loader team- just need to paint the rear end of the seated gunner bloke, as he was stuck to the blu-tack. Finished painting the gun, limber and Quad apart from some extra weathering during the basing stage and after any decals are applied. I have stuck the crew onto thin pieces of plasticard, as I find this helps in the painting and basing stages.



Lightened up the panels & added a bit of weathering- needs decals next.


Hopefully my next post will be the finished articles :)

 

14 comments:

  1. Man, that's cool! Great stuff John, and great photography - lovely set up!

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    1. Thanks Nick, I'm glad you liked how it turned out.
      Still got three more that to do at some stage.
      Gradually trying to improve my pictures through seeing how other people take their photos.

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  2. Excellent John...All of it.Those carriers will be great Wittmann bait.

    Crack on with the rest of them!

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    1. Cheers Paul. Yes, must try and keep those carriers away from any Panthers, can't have the west country warriors going up in smoke.
      "Crack on with the rest of them"- shan't! :P ... want to finish the 25pdr, and then maybe do some Germans..

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  3. Just great. I have been thinking of 1/72 skirmish type gaming. The PSC kits look really nice.

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    1. Cheers Brian. 20mm is a great scale for skirmish stuff or larger battles. I highly recommend the PSC stuff- great value for money.

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  4. Very impressed with with your photography. Very professional.

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    1. Very kind words John, much appreciated.
      Fairly simple really: I use an Olympus compact, stick the model on a flocked hillock, stick a sky background behind it (downloaded picture off the internet and printed on card using our old printer). The whole thing is just sitting on the dining table- no special lights or anything, just morning daylight coming through the windows.

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  5. The carrier looks great and the photo setting is just awsome.
    Thanks a lot for those outstanding pictures.

    Cheers
    Monty

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    1. G'day Monty, thanks for your kind words- I'm glad you liked the pictures.

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  6. That looks great, if I ever get into the scale PSC is the way I will be going.

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    1. Thanks.
      1/72, or 20mm is a great size for wargaming.

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  7. Flippin' heck they're great! The Carrier looks brilliant, and I'm very envious of your photographic skills.

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    1. Cheers Dux, most kind.
      I'm no genius with the camera, I just know what I like the look of- perhaps the natural light in Tasmania helps take better pictures? :)

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