|The worlds first Technical? Brilliance.|
I mean, it's an armored truck with a giant gun on the back. Not like Bunkerflak big or anything, but still this little guy got more than his fair share of tank kills during the invasion of France and the low countries so it simply had to go into my army.
Also, it's a great piece of kit on your gaming board as well. It's speedy (but wheeled, so be careful), has a solid gun and an MG for when you need to focus on those squishy infantry dudes. In combination with Panhards, for lifting gone to ground or putting additional pressure on those lightly armored targets, this guy really sings.
Today I bring you a unit of 5 of these guys, along with 4 Panhards I just painted up as well. They end up looking like this:
|I really wanted to get the roundel center of the windshield on mine, but it seems BF but the windows offset so you couldn't center it properly.|
|For a future project I may try to do the fully enclosed version like this, though it will take some customization.|
|Here they are! Note, these guys are a straight bitch to put together. Do not put the roof of the thing on until you've dry fitted it with the driver inside. More than likely you'll have to shave his head down to get the thing to fit properly.|
|Also, paint the roof and gun separately it will save you a ton of head ache! I did the roof, but was a moron and painted the thing with the gun on, which made getting into the body of the truck a pain in the ass.|
|Laffly's and other light vehicles bore the Blue Diamond on a white square that signaled they were part of the cavalry. These decals don't exist, so I had to free hand them on to the front and rear left wheel guard.|
|My second attempt at 15mm freehand lettering. I don't think it went poorly. You can see more examples below.|
|Blue cavalry diamond and kill hashes. Also, the dudes on these trucks (especially the faces) have seem better days. I don't know if the mold they're using is old or what but these faces are some of the worst I've seen.|
|More lettering close ups.|
Now, on to the Panhards. Confession: These did not turn out as well as I would have liked, but they're still serviceable. I tried a couple of new techniques (going from darkest base and highlighting my way up, being the biggest) and I still have some more skills to build in that area.
|The markings on these indicate 2nd Platoon, 3rd Company 29th Dragoons.|