Wednesday 26 November 2014

Oil Storage Tank Farm

One more small set of models completed for my Desert Raiders project. These Oil Storage Tanks are from Leven Miniatures and are perfect for my Desert Airfield or as part of a supply depot. Basically they have 'Target' written all over them! I expect to see these in flames pretty quickly once the LRDG/SAS get into action.

Having spent the last decade working on an oil terminal I have seen my fair share of old and rusty storage tanks, although to be fair most modern tanks are in much better condition than these examples. Many of the period pictures I have found seem to show storage tanks unpainted, rusting and showing clear signs of leakage (its enough to make a HSE inspector faint!).

As with all my models I have used Vallejo paints on these, with the usual varnish combo of Citadel Purity Seal and Testors Dullcote. 


  1. You are right that has "Bullet Magnet" written all over it.

  2. Your LRDG should be able to deal with these quite nicely :)

  3. These are nice models, you did a great job on them


  4. Very nice objectives to detonate or defend. Will add further flavour to your tables.


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