Hey guys, Tobu here and speaking of TANK BATTLES I’ve got some pics of a couple Shermans I finished recently for my Marines. I wasn’t originally planning on making a guide when I was building and painting these, but hopefully the pics I took along the way are enough to get an idea of what went on!
I have always loved the look of USMC tanks – makeshift camouflage and armour, weighed down with stowage and fitted-out with wading kits for amphibious landings. So, I thought it time to make some of my own.
I kind of messed up though. I decided to highlight with the blu-tack still in place. This meant that when I peeled it away I was left with stripey ‘borders’ between the base colour and the highlight. I debated starting over, but figured that it kind of just looked like an additional colour in the camouflage scheme so just let it be the end. Highlights were done by adding Sand (075) to the Tan and Brown base colours above in two stages. Green highlights were done with US Grey Light (045) mixed with a tiny bit of the US Olive Drab primer that was used for the undercoat. Highlights were also done with an airbrush, but you could do this by hand if you had the patience.