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)


  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.

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

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