Sunday, 19 January 2014

French trucks and a van from Frontline

Working hard on removing the WWII-vehicle plastics/tin/resin mountain. I have around 20 British vehicles built and waiting for paints to arrive, and while waiting I assembled some Frontline 20mm resin vehicles, two civilian ones - C3 Lorry With Canvas Tilt and C4 Delivery Van – and two Polish (and they were recommended as French when I bought them a couple of years ago) – P10 Polski Fiat 508 Light Pick-Up Truck.
I need French trucks for future CoC or IABSM scenarios, so French they are…
The trucks and pick-ups were painted with Vallejo 975 Military Green and dry brushed with Vallejo 978 Dark Yellow. Tyres black. Decals from Aleran Miniatures France -40 series, French Transport.
They got a very light dusting of MIG PO39 Industrial City Dirt pigments.
The van was painted Citadel Foundation Necron Abyss and dry brushed with Vallejo 965 Prussian Blue. The signs are some posters I found on the web, and printed on a colour printer. It’s a liquor, of course…
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- One A Day Tech with a brand new tech-blog with the same name.
- DeanM with WAB Corner on historical wargaming.
- Karitas with Excommunicate Traitoris – a wargaming and modelling blog. Lots of 40K and fantastic painting. Well worth a visit.
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16 comments:

  1. Vive l'auto's! France is much neglected c'est la WW2...as was French as a subject by me at school...er...ecole. Nice gear. I'm a bit of a 'Frontline' fan myself.

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    1. I fully agree! Far to little feench stuff available, and to little god literature in English.

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  2. Great additions! The Frontline stuff is quite good

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    1. It's okey. Very cheap and you can get very good results with a bit of care. Excellent for trucks as those are hard to get for a reasonable price.

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    1. Thanks, you'll se them on a battlefield near you :-)

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  4. Nice, really like the liquor van. Did you just print it on standard paper?

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    1. Yep. Used super glue to stick it to the van, and matte varnish to protect it. I should have marked the edges with a felt-pen before gluing the paper on, to get rid of the annoying white paper-sides. Had to do that manually with a very fione pencil on the posters on the back. Won't do that mistake again (hopefully)

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  5. Very nice work and...greetings from France!
    Phil.

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    1. Thank you. Soon you'll see france 1940 BEF-vehicles en masse. Colour is incoming.

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  6. I like the liqour van the most! Reminds on when I was young. We made false cola with it. A drop of picon in a glass and added some water. Nice to see the face of the person who drunk it! :-D

    Greetings
    Peter

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  7. Arrived here and found you are doing French early war with more than just tanks.
    I love that Picon truck. It will mean a lot to the war effort :)

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    1. Welcome Cerdic. You will find more stuff from the 1940 French campaign here in the coming months. Mainly British stuff, but also more French and German.

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