Friday, May 24, 2013

M132 Zippos for Tour of Duty



Battlefront plastic. Very easy to build. Quick to paint. I couldn't decide which photos to use so I used all of them. The ones in focus that is. The weathering seems to have disappeared a little after the matt spray so I may just hit them again with some Khaki on the lower areas. I had a quick google of images of M113 ACAV etc in Vietnam and it looks like adding graffiti wasn't uncommon with American forces so I thought I would have a go. This helps serve a function in the game as well. With so many similar looking tracks planned for my force it will be a quick way to identify this unit but the different looking turret and flame squirter should do the trick. Decal application was interesting with 4 per side but you get a good bunch of options on the sheet in the box. I opted to cut the double digits into singles for this unit.

Cheers for now and thanks for looking.
Brendon (The Kiwi)

5 comments:

  1. Something tells me that the slogans on the front of these vehicles just wouldn't be allowed in today's media sensitive military... Particularly the "VC BBQ" one!

    Great painting though.

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  2. Agreed. One real example I saw was ' VC Welcome Wagon'.
    Different times.
    Cheers

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  3. Nic work mate, these are excellent. :)

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  4. Very nice - the weathering is excellent. I usually overdo mine a bit!

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