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Achilles, Tiger and CMP Tractor

Posted by MABO on 03 Sep 2023, 17:56

Instead of finishing the model kits I had started, I naturally started new things again over the summer, but not as many as I had planned. :stressed: :wink:

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Here are the results:

I was really keen on building this Achilles from Armourfast. Mainly because I had bought years ago an Achilles Conversion set from Early War Miniatures.

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It was not easy to find all the positions for the parts without instructions, but in the end - I hope - I put it all together correctly. I am quite satisfied, because the additional equipment really enhances the very simple Armourfast sets and it is especially nice to have a crew. Even now it's still a bit "basic", but I was glad to have finally managed to make a first attempt with the EWM sets. I have two or three more...

https://earlywarminiatures.com/product/achilies-conversion-set-for-1-model/

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Then I built a CMP Tractor from Plastic Soldier Company, quite simple, but I think okay in the end. I like the British and Canadian design.

I had to do some research on the markings. And even in my rather extensive collection of books, there are still not answers to everything.

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And finally, I have taken another step on the long road to a convincing depiction of the camouflage scheme of the German vehicles in Normandy or in the final phase of the Second World War. I also tried my luck with a Tiger. Also a model from Plastic Soldier Company.

The model represents the respectable quality of the company's sets. However, I must say in all modesty that I am quite satisfied with the result of the painting. :oops: I tried a new technique and worked a little more wet on wet. I also applied the camouflage stripes very diluted. What do you think? :eh:

I will now get back to the many projects I have started, as time permits... :mrgreen:

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Posted by Santi Pérez on 03 Sep 2023, 19:41

I like all three vehicles, Jan, but my favourite is the Tiger because of its fantastic camouflage scheme. :drool: :drool: :drool:

Great job, my friend. :thumbup:

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Posted by Old Wolf on 03 Sep 2023, 22:27

I like the way you pimped up the tanks.
I bought some some tanks from amorfast at the figs this year to use them for "Bolt action".
will try to get them as good as yours.
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Posted by SiHorspool on 04 Sep 2023, 12:00

Superb stowage on the M10 Achilles!
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Posted by MABO on 04 Sep 2023, 15:22

SiHorspool wrote:Superb stowage on the M10 Achilles!


Made in GB :thumbup:
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Posted by Konrad on 04 Sep 2023, 16:48

Nice tanks,man!
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Posted by SiHorspool on 04 Sep 2023, 17:16

MABO wrote:
Made in GB :thumbup:


Skytrex?
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Posted by MABO on 04 Sep 2023, 17:38

SiHorspool wrote:
Skytrex?


No, follow the link in the post: early war miniatures.
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Posted by MABO on 04 Sep 2023, 17:39

Konrad wrote:Nice tanks,man!


Thanks Konrad especially because I know you don't like the 101 Tiger tank... ;-)
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Posted by Susofrick on 05 Sep 2023, 08:16

Very nice work! And if you finish a project you have to find another! Better to keep and go back to. :-D
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Posted by Kekso on 10 Sep 2023, 16:43

Nice work, nice weathering... not too much, just the way it should be.
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Posted by SiHorspool on 16 Sep 2023, 19:25

No, follow the link in the post: early war miniatures.


They are from EWM now [smile] but I thought they looked familiar, so I asked and Paul T from EWM confirmed that some of the range was acquired from Skytrex some years ago when Skytrex sold off some of their ranges. Which is great because I can now match and restock my dwindling supply.

Great Stowage is GREAT, and that is a lovely M10,
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Posted by MABO on 16 Sep 2023, 22:26

SiHorspool wrote:
They are from EWM now [smile] but I thought they looked familiar, so I asked and Paul T from EWM confirmed that some of the range was acquired from Skytrex some years ago when Skytrex sold off some of their ranges. Which is great because I can now match and restock my dwindling supply.

Great Stowage is GREAT, and that is a lovely M10,


Thanks for explaining this background story! :-D
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Posted by Bessiere on 17 Sep 2023, 01:24

I have to resist looking at WW 2 models too closely for fear of catching the bug. I can't keep up with Napoleonics so starting Ww2 units is out the question. That said I do love them, especially models like yours Mabo. Superb work sir! that Tiger I belongs in the Panzer Lehr. Camo pattern is lovely. Achilles is a very cool model as well, not so common but one helluva AT gun.
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Posted by C M Dodson on 17 Sep 2023, 08:16

Fantastic work on these vehicles.

You have really transformed that Achilles with your extras and the camouflage on the Tiger is excellent.
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Posted by atalante on 17 Sep 2023, 15:42

Yeah , a great job! I like it !
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Posted by JurgenH on 24 Sep 2023, 20:32

Hi ,Jan.
Beautiful models you have built. From the Achilles you got everything out what goes, The CMP goes on the basis of the single picture somewhat under. The Tiger is the camouflage scheme fully succeeded. He could use a little more mud.
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Posted by MABO on 24 Sep 2023, 21:42

Hello Juergen,

thank you very much, for your thoughts!
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Posted by Michael Robert on 27 Sep 2023, 12:57

Hi Jan,
I see that you get your painting and modelling skills for WWII really up to top notch. The Tiger camouflage looks really good and the detailing on all models is a success in my opinion.
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Posted by Peter on 01 Oct 2023, 19:46

Excellent work Jan! I like them all three! And you gave me some ideas for the stowage on the jeeps I'm working on. ;-) :thumbup:
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