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Team Yankee, A different kind of WiP
knarthex posted a topic in Works in Progress: PaintingSo now that ReaperCon 2016 is over , my painting desk is clear of pretty much everything, as for the last few months, everything was directed towards that... So I am taking on a project for a good friend, who recently had his first child, and no longer has much time for anything.... We play a game called Flames of War, which is 15mm WWII, and the company that released it, Battlefront, has come out with a new variation called Team Yankee, The title comes from a novel by Harold Coyle about an American Tank team in Germany during World War III circa 1985... Your humble Drow is taking this on as a labor of love, because if the events in the book would have been true, He would have been one of those tank crewmen involved in the fighting..... So I am painting his force as C company, 1st Battalion, 33rd Armored Regiment, 3rd Armored Division.... I served in B Co and Headquarters cos while there, so that is what I will eventually do my troops as.... Anyway the kits are all plastic, just like the 1/35th scale models i used to build back when... The sprues: That builds 1 M1 Abrams Tank, depending on what version you wish to build, there are different parts.... He also shipped me the US paint set, and 2 cans of the base coat / primer for the US Forces... (Aren't the bullet bottles cute? they are only 12ml though.....) Battlefront originally had Vallejo doing their paints, and now I believe it is Army Painter... So I assembled the hull and turret of one last night to use as my test bed, spraying overall with the Yankee Green spray, and painting the track pads and rubber of the road wheels with Vallejo Black Grey... So tonight I am going to read up a bit on what BF thinks is appropriate colors, then mask the tracks and break out the airbrush for some 3 color camo, US Army style, 1985.... Thanks for looking!