Tuesday, August 30, 2016

WWI British Female Mark IV 28MM







Richard over at Warpstone Pile painted a really nice A7V German tank for NOVA(which has been subsequently saved from lacquer frosting). I figured that since I had a Trenchworx Mark IV sitting in my closet that I might as well paint it up to provide his tank some company.

There are many nice features to this model, including magnets included for easy weapon sponson swaps, but there were also significant mold registration issues. The tracks and machine guns on this tank suffer from what looks like a mold mold slip. Regardless, I enjoyed painting the model and decided that I would not cover the bad tracks with mud as would be my standard approach to correcting poor tracks. I think the tracks are important on the vehicle, and despite flaws in the kit, these style tracks form the basis for what Games Workshop would eventually use for their archaic-future aesthetic.

So this is not a Renault, but it is from the great war. Bonus points for that?

8 comments:

  1. AHH! Get out of my head man! I was just browsing those kits on ebay o_O Creepy.

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  2. I would stick with one of the 1/35 scale kits so you can really enjoy painting the model. I plan to paint the Meng kit at some point.

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  3. The call for a Renault was for Greg, so we can have a weird-team-based-theme-group thing going on. If you paint two Greatest War tanks, I'll have to paint another, too.

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    1. I imagine greg is too busy trying to finish his army.This is about that time of year. :)

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  4. Looking excellent! Somehow these first tanks do have a certain charme all of their own...

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  5. Just wanted to say that your entries looked even more spectacular in person! Beautifully done man, and I thoroughly enjoyed discussing tips and techniques with ya out at Nova. Cheers!

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    1. Joe, it was a blast. I hope to see you next year at NOVA as well! :)

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  6. Looks great. Love the weathering you did here.

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