M4 Sherman

Some time ago I thought: why not to paint an armored vehicle for a change? So here it is – M4 Sherman in 1/56 (28mm) scale, an American World War 2 tank. It’s made by Italeri for Bolt Action wargame. It’s my first 28mm vehicle so I used it as test subject for practising airbrush painting and weathering. I didn’t study any historical documentation – it’s made out of the box. Assembly was simple (because of reduced number of parts) and took me one evening.
I focused more on painting. The main color is olive drab, highlighted with adding a little yellow. Single color paint scheme for US WW2 vehicles was an advantage for me. I used inks instead of washes for shading, as I did not have any. Making the paint chipping and scratches was my favourite part. In the end I applied dry pastels for dirt and dust effects.
What do you think about my experiment? Would you like to see more tanks in future or should I stay with figures? 🙂

 M4 Sherman
 M4 Sherman
 M4 Sherman
 M4 Sherman

Fantasy terrain stuff

Here is something for fantasy gaming – resin walls from Ristuls Extraordinary Market that I bought some time ago. They’re part of their Old Stone Wall Terrain set. IMHO the walls could be a little higher, but overall they’re OK. Painted fast and easy way: base + wash + drybrush, but the effect seems enough for the stuff that is just a background for your minis 🙂

I’m rather poor photographer, so here are pics on white background and in more “natural” surrounding (game mat).

WallsOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Walls

I also painted medieaval/fantasy shed made of resin (2 pieces – base with walls and roof). I don’t know the manufacturer – I bought it from second hand already primed. It had quite many air bubbles to fill, but once I did that, the painting was easy part. I used yellow and brown tones, suitable for wood and hay. After painting I put some static grass and various trash to make it look more natural.

Shed
Shed
Shed
Shed

The miniatures shown for scale are Red Box Games ones – they are closest to 28mm scale.

It was quite a fun painting something different than usual.