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Armourfast 1/72 M10 Wolverines

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  • Member since
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  • From: Towson MD
Armourfast 1/72 M10 Wolverines
Posted by gregbale on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 4:03 PM

A wargaming friend asked me to paint up a set of Armourfast/Hat 1/72 M10 Wolverines for him. This brand was new to me -- economical, simplified, limited-part-count models designed mainly for gaming (and quick assembly), with single-piece track assemblies and a minimum of detail. These basic  kits come two to a box without any decals -- apparently the company also makes separate marking decal sheets, which probably makes sense if you're doing a whole unit for gaming purposes.
The only guidelines I was given were:
a) one in plain O.D., one in some kind of camouflage;
b) 'generic' markings;  and
c) Beat 'em up.
(Simple kits...simple instructions...I'm your man!)

I was also given a tiny p-e set made by 'Haul,' specifically for the kit -- with two of each item; these were just light guard frames and handle brackets for the spade-grip MG handles.

Never quite being able to leave well-enough alone...I scratchbuilt breech blocks & a minimal interior (seats, stowage boxes, and shell-racks) for the open turrets. Added lamps made from tubing sections under the HAUL photoetched guards. Stretched-sprue aerials & strip 'racks' for fuel cans.

Paint was simple, Tamiya acrylics. The camouflage version was inspired by the EXTRATECH 1/72 'Superkit' box art seen online. Multiple layers of good old-fashioned dry-brushing for weathering and wear. I sourced the markings from an old MicroScale HO decal sheet.

Quick, dirty fun! Hope you enjoy.

Greg

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  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 5:31 PM

Those are cool!

- Mike Brindos

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 4:29 PM

Great job there Greg on both of them! I'd be proud to have them in my tabletop army!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 7:50 PM
Great work!    

 
  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 10:18 PM

Thanks, guys!

Armourfast seems to have a fairly extensive line, including figure groups. These make great 'short attention span' or quick-build projects...probably perfect for testing camouflage schemes or diorama setups as well.

Not to mention the occasional armour engagements on the kitchen table....

Greg

 George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
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