I have had some Warlord Siberian VETS on the bench.
|Initial Siberian squad and support weapons assembled|
I was able to finish assembling the remainder and start painting. I like to use the Army painter dip on all my 28mm troops.
|Block painted and dipped|
|Completed Siberians with support weapons and Commissar|
|Full twelve man Squad|
|ATRs and Sniper team|
|Commissar and MMG team|
|Partial Squad, extra NCOs and LMGs|
Next up I tackled a Warlord Panther Ausf. A Tank.
|Completed Tank with the Box for reference|
After some shaving sanding and the use of C-Clamps the tracks were aligned and secure to dry for the night. When I checked back on it Sunday I discovered one side had shifted and was badly out of place. As a result needed to be removed it and re-glue. This did not go well and the track came off in three pieces. In addition, I broke off a section of the inside of the tread as well as some bits on the upper hull by the forward hatches.
Not to be deterred I put the track back together like a puzzle and was able to get it properly positioned. The use of some modeling putty filled the gaps between the hull and track. I pulled out some styrene strip/ plasticard and was able to fashion the bits by the hatches that broke off the hull. It truly was a test of my modeling skills.
Finally I was ready to prime and paint. From that point forward everything went smoothly. I did have some extra parts. Again being a Warlord kit no instructions are included. Finally I found a picture on the web which showed the light I had not initially included and have since added to make it complete.
I opted to leave the side skirts off for now.
|Panther Ausf A ready for battle|
|Rear of the tank which my opponents will hopefully never see :)|
I guess I did OK as my son who is my primary opponent was impressed. At the same time he declared getting a Tiger in now out of the question....Muuuuhahahha. :)
I have to say not bad for a weekend. Now I just have to find time to put them into battle.