|Battlefront BR132 Sherman Crab - with alternative chains|
Just to recap, when I first set out I used a 20mm (1:72) scale model as a base for how I thought a flail should look. I then tried to put this into 15mm scale. Here's a comparison with a 20mm model.
|15mm Sherman Crab alongside 20mm Sherman I Hybrid Firefly|
|Picture from http://rctlittlesoldiers.blogspot.co.uk/2011/03/sherman-flail-on-d-day.html - a fantastic blog and I only wish I could get my models to this standard! - I claim no ownership of the picture!|
|Picture from the Flames of War website - again, I claim no ownership of the photo.|
I added my own stowage, a mix of mine and Skytrex. I also was unhappy with the scale of the chains that came with the model (as seen above). So I purchased some costume jewellery with thinner chains and cut that up.
I did try weathering effect with pigments but failed miserably. I think I might use one of my as yet unused StuG models just to try out different effects.
Decals were care of Doms Decals.
Large (elongated) base came from Warbases who did a custom order for me for very little cash and with no issues.
Radio aerial is some 0.3mm fishing line painted black. I decided to do both of these tanks 'buttoned up' with no crew figures, as I guess sitting outside the tank might not be a good place to be when those drums start spinning!
|I tried the yellow turret decals before realising they should have been red. Also these are pre basing.|
The bases for these tanks were special orders from Warbases that were cheap and easy to order.