Sunday, 12 April 2015

15mm Churchill Croc prep and Sherman Firefly Barrel Camoflage

Hi folks,

I've not managed to do any painting for the last few weeks, not having gotten a chance to spray or varnish anything due to the weather or not being home when the weather is nice.

I've started trying to clean up and prep some of the other vehicles on the painting chart, spending hours last night working on the two Churchill Crocs and about 10 minutes this morning cleaning up the two Crusader AA tanks. Yes, the Crocs really are that bad. I'm considering a email to BF customer services due to the pitting on the fuel trailer's:

Trailer 1

Trailer 1

Trailer2
I'm not sure how these are going to look painted, and if there is anything I can do to fix it. It's possible the spray will even the surface out. Otherwise I may have to try and get replacements as these really are not ok - especially Trailer 1.

The other small thing I managed to work on was the barrel camo for my Firefly's. I had used some camo netting on my first Firefly model, but for these ones I went for the more common 'painted' option.



Instead of using white and black I just went for khaki with some ivory mixed in to lighten it. I left the top of the barrel the Russian Uniform Green that they had been, but I am tempted to paint it black as some pictures seem to show that.



6 comments:

  1. That's pretty poor casting, let them know about it.
    Our are Command Decision and are very well cast.
    Good luck with it, JJ

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    1. I think I might drop Battlefront Customer Services an email. I have a third model which I have already assembled and base coated and the trailer was in much better condition. Thanks for the input JJ.

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  2. The Firefly barrel looks great, nice choice of colour. I would definitely let BF know about those trailers. Some clean up is to be expected, but you shouldn't have to be doing repair work on new models!

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  3. Contact them Jamie, that looks like really poor casting. Especially at the price you pay.

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  4. Yeah, email BF and send them the pics. They are really good and will probably most likely just send you two whole new Crocs altogether! (Like they did my Sherman Crabs.)

    I went for the black along with white on my Firefly barrels - I think it looks better than just white/ivory and offers to break up the never ending khaki green our armour suffers from! :)

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    1. "Suffers"?

      - the drab simplicity is a GIFT!

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