|Two Lee turreted Grants serve as platoon commanders.|
I found the paint to be ok, but I thought it was a little soft and tacky compared to the Battlefront product. I mean, it worked, but it just wasn't the same. I also had to mix some Dark Sand and Khaki to make a touch-up paint that matched.
I remember reading somewhere that the green and black paint used for camouflage in the desert faded over time to a dark grey, so I used German Dark Grey for the main patches of camouflage. I 'pin striped' them with white.
I used the Battlefront Grant pictures as a guide for the patterns. I put in a little variety, but basically did the the same pattern for each tank. I thought that this would be quite hard to do, but I did the Dark Grey and the white pin striping in no time.
|Cynthia leads the way.|
I do not plan to make a Mid War British desert force, so these will likely see the flea market table at Cold Wars. I didn't weather or pigment these because I plan to sell them - weathering is easily added, but very hard to undo for the buyer.
I had a blast painting these guys! They turned out a little darker than I hoped, as I used a very watered down Vallejo Sepia Wash on them. I think the hardware store paint and the wash make these a little dark. Next time, I'll use the proper paint! I hope you found this article useful!