Judson recently got in a batch of stuff to review from Warlord Games. Since I am doing the Americans, I took a swing at their M24 Chaffee. Let's dive in!
The .50cal was a different story. It seemed that the mold shifted and caused a fairly big misalignment. I could have gotten a replacement, but I decided to just shave it down a bit and go with it -- I was 100% sure I would not notice once assembled, painted and in the heat of battle.
In all, I spent about 5 minutes cleaning up the parts.
|Tabs do not line up to hull.|
The tracks were cast very well, but both tabs did not line up to the hull during assembly. I just shaved off one of the tabs and glued it together. I was happy with the end result below.
I did have to apply some pressure to get the tracks to stick to the hull due to some very slight bending - certainly nothing to get the heat out for.
I did notice that the mounted .50cal provided doe not match the image on the box or the historical pictures I researched. The Chaffee had a metal tripod type mount and that is what is pictured on the box. The .50cal provided was the same one I got with the M10 I reviewed. Again, I decided that I did not want to fabricate anything or call Customer Service, so I just got on with it.
I sprayed this with Battlefront's US Armor, then heavily highlighted with Brown Violet. I like to do two layers of medium-light highlighting in 28mm, so I did some in Green Grey, then finally in Khaki. I custom mixed the rust colors.
For this model, I did use a fairly heavy wash with a new product from CGR Painters- Magik Mudd Wash. I found it very easy to use - no unwanted pooling or weirdo change of colors on drying -- good stuff.
This model was easy to assemble and paint. I took off a few points for the incorrect and miscast .50cal and the tracks that do not align to the tabs. I do not think the end results suffers from these mistakes. I enjoyed putting this together and painting it and I see no problem dropping the USD$32 for this model.
Model provided by Warlord Games. Wash provided by CGR Painters.