This Christmas I got two presents from my gaming pals Thomas and Laffe. I had my suspicions.. they were probably trying to snare me into another period with some cool figures. Been there, fallen for it, got the T-shirt (or at least a whole lot of stuff for my plastics/resin/tin-mountain)
I was right, the small boxes came from Perry Miniatures and contained a tankette and a machine gun with crew. Italians for the Western Desert and in 1/56 scale. Coincidentally the scale those two gentlemen are building British and German Desert War Chain of Command forces for.
|Vrom! Vroom! Poor victim. No-one loves him.|
I will not fall for the temptation! or something like that was heard from me.Well, I will not buy a whole new force but we do need more units for our participation game at Gotcon.
Now this kit is quite nice. I have this soft spot for early war crappy AFV:s and this little tankette hits just the right buttons. Tiny, armed with twin machine guns (in the kit there is also an option for a 20mm gun and it also includes two crew-members), with paper-thin armour. What’s not to like?
Anyway the metal kit assembles easily, it’s just a few pieces.
I undercoated it all with Vallejo Foundation White and a wash of Army Painter Strong Tone ink.
Then a coat of Vallejo 912 Tan Yellow followed by a wash of Army Painter Strong Tone ink, a heavy drybrush of Tan Yellow followed by a lighter one of 837 Pale Sand.
Tracks were Vallejo Panzer Aces 304 Track Primer drybrushed with 863 Gunmetal Grey.
Rubber is Panzer Aces 306 Dark Rubber
Finally a dusting of AK Pigments AK-041 North Africa Dust.
Ready to take a beating J