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!
These look pretty smart now. The pink and the blue really do make them look splendid.ReplyDelete
Its surprising but even at this scale the pattern really breaks up the outline of the vehicles...which is sort of the point of Camouflage schemes of course.Delete
Very very nice Lee!! can't wait for a game!!!!!ReplyDelete
I was pretty nervous when I first saw the pink but they've come out great! Original and sets them apart from the rest of your forces perfectly.ReplyDelete
It was nice to paint something that wasn't sand coloured for a change!Delete
Nicely done. I think you got the Cauter shades just right.ReplyDelete
Nice shading on the finished models. Subdues the camo without obscuring it.ReplyDelete
Bright pink and blue. Rad.ReplyDelete
Very 'rad' but it was also thought to be ideal for launching attacks at dawn and dusk. Mind you, every Patrol leader had his own ideas about camouflage so the range of colours and patterns used was huge.Delete
Great job. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Very nice. Although the camouflage pattern looks strange it works very wellReplyDelete