Sunday, September 4, 2011

Ahead of its time, doomed to failure.

I've always had a bit of a soft spot for the Sheridan. It had an interesting concept behind it; much like the Soviet ASU-85 it was intended to be an air-droppable piece of armor. Unlike the more successful soviet design, its main gun was wholly unconventional by the standards of the time, and used large bore guided missiles as its main anti-tank munitions. This did not go well.

nevertheless the tank remains an interesting CW experiment, and I decided to paint up a few of battlefront's wonderful offerings. Although I have always had reservations over BF products, these models are spectacular, and are each very characterful.

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I also got some more US infantry painted up, getting their slowly!

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4 comments:

  1. Did you mask for the hard edges of the checker camo or is it freehanded?

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  2. I feel the same way about the sheridan. Between the missile and the beehive rounds, it sounded like an awesome idea for a light tank.

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  3. Are the US infrantry Peter pig? Who are you useing for the Soviet infantry?

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  4. Yup, PP Vietnam US infantry. I'll be using Peter Pig helmeted regulars for the soviets.

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