13 November, 2017

Anglo-Zulu Project: PART TWO Infantry and Mounted Officer complete

Part 2, I have 2 sticks of 4 Infantry completed, as well as Surgeon Reynolds and Colour Sgt Bourne.  Video walk-through at the end.   Enjoy
My first 4 infantry, done!

Surgeon Reynolds tending to the wounded.

Surgeon had white stripes on trousers, now fixed!

More infantry completed!

Mtd Officer trying to to get the Colours out.   Thanks to Scott for this figure.

Chaplain Smith, handing out Ammunition, with CSgt Bourne's epic mutton chops beside him

CCgt Bourne has a burgundy sash when not hoisting the Colours

Union Flag bundled up, mustn't let the heathens near it, eh?

02 November, 2017

Leopard 2A4 CAN for Team Yankee

When Team Yankee came out I wanted to do a Canadian army whether they had lists or not.  I was actually fielding Canadian troops before Team Yankee came out.  For now I'm using the West German Panzertruppen lists as they contain a lot of vehicles that were used by Canada in 1985.  Vehicles like the M113, M577, M109 and Leopard 1 could be painted in Canadian cam patterns and the German vehicles would be painted up as West German allies. In the TY time period the West Germans had Leopard 2's, but Canada didn't get that tank until about two decades later (and used Dutch ones at that). I didn't care about the time difference so I painted up my Leopard 2s as current Canadian Leopard 2A4 CANs. I also made some changes to the turrets to bring them up to date. I sanded off some of the smoke launchers and the details on the back of the turret.  I then added a top to the opening on the top of the turret rear and added the current bins on the rear corners of the turret.  I then painted them in Nato Green, added some flags and the black maple leafs on the turret sides.  The German crew figures easily matched Canadian crewmen when painted right.

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