That sounds like the start of a particularly foul joke… the reality though it that I’ve been working my way through some old models I hadn’t gotten around to painting. I’m generally pretty good at painting what I buy, but a few bits have slipped through the cracks over the years. In an attempt to right that wrong (at least partially), here’s what my painting desk has looked like over the last few days…

The M7 Priests (and the Observer Sherman) are 15mm from the Flames of War range. They’re resin with metal and plastic parts. I used the airbrush to paint them (and the Greyhound) in Black for the tracks and Russian Uniform for the hull. They were straightforward to paint (Ushabti Bone drybrush, wash of watered down Agrax Earthshade, Dark Tone on the tracks and then just picking out details) and weather (some streaking and mud).

The M8 Greyhound is 1/56th scale (28mm) and is from Warlord’s Bolt Action range. It’s also resin with metal parts. The weathering is more apparent on it (as is the crooked 50mm) – all of the metal pieces were badly warped. Still, I really like it.

I have no immediate plans for either the Priests or the Greyhound. The Priests are an indulgence – I don’t see them making it to the table in Battlegroup as they should be far away from most direct combat actions. The Greyhound could find its way into 28mm Chain of Command, but I’m more likely to play it in 15mm. So, there you go… some models painted, but no plan to use them. Weird!

Until next time,