As mentioned last week I have been working on some LRDG vehicles for my 6mm 1942 North Africa Project. I bought the models several months ago but I wasn't going to rush into painting them until I was happy I had a good colour scheme for them and a clear idea of how I was going to use them in future games. As I mentioned on Friday I found several excellent websites and a back copy of an article from Model Military International that I found very inspiring and helped me decide on a daring - even risky - hard edged camouflage pattern consisting of Desert Pink and Pale Blue. As you can see from the following pictures I have finished, and personally I really like the way these have turned out.
|Three Half Patrols with two Jeeps as the HQ Section.|
|As usual I have labeled all the bases although fitting these longer labels on was a tight squeeze.|
I have to say these trucks were great fun to paint. The models were very well detailed without a single flaw or piece of flash on any of the castings. The lack of additional crew was a little bit of a disappointment but I had great fun finding suitable models for a bit of micro conversion work. And painting these was great fun as well, albeit a little nerve wracking when I applied that first coat of pink. I'm really happy with how these turned out and I can't wait to use them in a game... now I just need to build myself an Axis airfield for these guys to attack!