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Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP20 Aug 2021 5:34 p.m. PST

Quick painting of two boxes of 15mm Flames of War German tanks for a game on Saturday, Aug. 21.




John the OFM20 Aug 2021 6:13 p.m. PST

Boo! German tsnks! Boo!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP21 Aug 2021 1:33 a.m. PST

I thought the three Pz IVs were even more impressive. Was the centre tank, the hand painted one?

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP21 Aug 2021 4:37 a.m. PST

"are running a large Memoir 44 game using 15mm miniatures on Saturday"

Well please show us some pics of your event, ok? (sounds like a fun [and spectacular] idea)

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP21 Aug 2021 10:50 a.m. PST

Look good to me! Tanks for sharing

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP21 Aug 2021 5:29 p.m. PST


No, the one on the right with the open cupola was the hand painted one. The other two were painted using two different brands of flat tan spray paint. That's why one is a little darker than the other. The hand-painted one was undercoated with gray gesso because the craft paint wasn't covering very well.

Even with all that painting and some creative substitutions with SP ATGs, halftracks, and scout cars, the Germans were still three armored vehicles short. But we persevered and used stray counters as vehicles until enough others were killed.

A few pictures will be coming.


Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP21 Aug 2021 7:01 p.m. PST

Here's a brief report of the battle in which these tanks participated.



Personal logo Mserafin Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2021 1:28 p.m. PST

This somehow reminds me of a story I read about a British Army training exercise between the wars. The defenders were claiming an enemy attacker should be judged as "out-of-action" due to the amount of fire they would be putting out in Real Life. Until the guy got close enough for them to hear him yelling "tankety-tannery tank!" at the top of his lungs, because they didn't have any real tanks available.

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