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Andrew Eadon (Bluetongue)
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Somua French Medium Tank

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Early WW2, French infantry and Somua tank rush into action...must always remember to look behind you. Hidden in a ruined house is a German soldier with a panzerfaust. Having realised (pointed out) panzerfausts weren't around in the 1940's battle for France, so I've included a crack team of German soldiers to get in behind the French advance and cause mayhem.

 

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This album is attached to project Somua French WW2.

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1:72 Somua (Heller 79875)
 

Comments

29. April 2015 at 11:03:27 Share
Matthias Weiss Uhhh I like that one, I´m in!
7. October 2015 at 10:16:15
Rui S Nice work in the kit, dio and figures, Andrew.
Is the ruined house the Airfix kit?
But if you don't mind and I'm permitted a suggestion, you should use a Pz.B.39 anti-tank gun, not a Panzerfaust, because they didn't exist at the time. (Early WW2).
7. October 2015 at 16:33:50
Ian Barclay Looking good, i'm in. Was the heller kit any good? Have had some bad experience with heller.
7. October 2015 at 20:20:09
Jean Tchao I wish I could build my kit as well as you did :) nice work !
7. October 2015 at 20:33:34
Andrew Eadon Hi Guys thanks for your comments. The ruined house is an Airfix kit I've had it for a long time I think its titled "Forward Command Post" Thanks for the suggestion Rui, always appreciate advice i'm still learning, i had realized that Panzerfausts were not invented in 1940 and an anti-tank gun would have been a great idea. I have added the photos of the new crew...not really equipped to take on a tank...my suggestion is they're removing french officers :)
Hi Ian, the Heller kit was Okay, not a lot of detail but the fit was good. The tracks were a little hard to fit...nothing some super glue wouldn't fix.
Again many thanks for your comments always open to suggestions.
enjoy your day
Andrew
7. October 2015 at 22:47:26
Jean Tchao Hi andrew what do you recommand for paint colors in order to paint french wwii tanks ?
8. October 2015 at 19:16:17
Andrew Eadon Hi Jean, My references for the paint colours and pattern came from www.tanks-encyclopedia.com, which is a pretty cool website for any information regarding tanks. The paint colours i used for the turret was dark sea grey from Vallejo, Camouflage Green again from Vallejo the bottom part of the tank I used about 40% German Green and 60% Base grey and a touch of wood brown all Vallejo Game Colour. I can't find what i used for the brown in the middle of the tank(sorry) It was a bit of trial and plenty of error. I washed the tank with Vallejo Brown wash to tie the colours together. I hope this helps Jean.
9. October 2015 at 12:42:26
Jean Tchao Hi andrew. Thank you so much. I hesitated with the sets from ak or agama but i will follow your advices :)
9. October 2015 at 14:41:15
19. October 2015 at 07:07:36
Andrew Eadon Thanks Kim
19. October 2015 at 07:43:28
24. May 2016 at 04:56:08
Andrew Eadon Thanks Irving, appreciate it :)
24. May 2016 at 05:36:46
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