You know how the casual conversation goes.. down the club, Dave mentions North West Europe, as there are a range of scenarios available on the Fire and Fury website.. one thing leads to another, and I recklessly say that I could probably get the Commonwealth forces from the shed ready for action pretty quick.. GHQ Shermans, Cromwells, Sextons, and various armoured cars and universal carriers. I am still short a whole lot of M3, but I will worry about that later.
I had always intended them as 11 Armoured Division, but for Operation Garden, it's all Guards Armoured. I reckon do them as 11th, and then turn a blind eye to the yellow bull.
I thought I would try something slightly different for this next lot of BKC warriors to see paint. So I decided I would try and work with some thinned paint over a grey undercoat.
Rummaging through the paints pile I found a large tub of artist's Matisse Olive Green Deep. First step.. glue the Shermans down, use some of the Gale Force 9 scenic 'grit' and spray primer grey.. cheap car primer.
So here's how the progress is to date.
|Undercoat (some of the Shermans are already green)
|Sample Humber with the Matisse Green applied thinly.