Thursday, 5 September 2013

Hotchkiss H35 in 20mm from Frontline

More resin models from Frontline, this time the French Hotchkiss H35.
The pieces was placed in water and machine-wash for about an hour, to get rid of the mould release.
Lots of bubbles and pits on the models, so quite a lot of preliminary work before I could start painting. Since I bought these I have seen that it is possible to buy these tanks in plastic, and I really think that would have been preferable, as the quality is somewhat lacking in these resin pieces. 
Colours used (Vallejo unless otherwise noted):
Base coat - 978 Dark Yellow
Green stripes – 894 Camouflage Olive Green
Borders – 980 Black Green
Exhaust – 302 Dark Rust
Tracks – Citadel Tin Bitz drybrushed with Citadel Chainmail
Washed with Citadel Devlan Mud overall and Citadel Black ink on springs.
Dusted with MIG pigments – P023 Black Smoke around the exhaust and P234 Rubble Dust and P029 Brick Dust overall.

Welcome follower InChigh74 with the blog 1914-45 – modelling and wargaming WWI and II. A really nice blog.

A farewell to Donald Featherstone, who has passed away.


  1. Very nice, but aren't you supposed to be painting LRDG? ;-)

  2. Looking good, but I wonder if they wouldn't benefit better from a dark wash to bring out the details.