Sunday, 26 June 2011

Nostalgia- Airfix US Airborne & Sherman

As I'm not quite ready with my next group of British infantry I thought I would post some pics of some stuff I had painted previously. These are Airfix US Airborne and an Airfix Sherman both in 1/72 (or 1/76) which I painted for my son as part of his collection. I had this set myself as a lad, in fact I'm pretty sure I had all of the Airfix WW2 sets in 1/72, plus a heap of Matchbox figures- alas somewhere along the line I got rid of them as well as a bunch of tanks and planes- now I find myself buying this sort of stuff again. The US Airborne were one of Airfix's better sculpts, and even now are fun to paint with nice detail. I have painted up quite a few plastic figures over the years for my son and may show some more pictures of them at a later date. Enjoy.
My favourite figure in the set


  1. Splendid figures Old Bean but you really should be slaving a way like a navvy in order to complete the British infantry.

    Red Rajah

  2. Very nice painting !!! Great blog , compliments
    Best regards Carlo Antonio

  3. Great painting mate!
    I adore this set of figures!!

  4. Very nice. How do you do the outlining of the details?

  5. Thankyou for your generous comments. For this set I found I was able to pick out the details quite easily as it is pretty well sculpted. Some of the figures are "lined in" with a fine brush others have received a Paynes Grey wash which I then work back over to tidy it up. I hope this makes sense.

  6. yes they are a great set, and you have done them justice, nice job.


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