Saturday, 31 August 2013

STUG Comparison – Plastic Soldier Company v Battlefront

So how do 15mm plastic Battlefront, metal Battlefront and Plastic Soldier Company STUGs compare? Do they get on well enough to be in the same unit or even the same army?


In all of the pictures the left hand vehicle is from the Battlefront Open Fire box set. The middle one is Plastic Soldier Company and on the right is a metal/resin Battlefront.

As ever the metal/resin feels much more substantial and looks a bit chunkier but overall I think I like all three. I remember being a bit disappointed when I did a similar comparison with T-34s and the PSC ones were noticeably smaller and a bit less detailed (though much, much cheaper if you’re a gamer and that won out for me). With these I think you could get away even with a mixed unit. Certainly from three feet it’s difficult to tell which is which (though that old garish hand painted job on the metal/resin ones is a dead give away – anybody need a repaint?).

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Finished Unit – STUG Assault Guns

These ones are from the Plastic Soldier Company and I’m reasonably pleased how they turned out. As with the previous ones these have been airbrushed middlestone followed by reflective green and chocolate brown. They were then given a black ink wash to try and bring out some definition and then dry brushed highlights. All colours Vallejo this time.


It’ll be interesting to see how these compare with the next batch of German tanks in the garage, these will be completed with Vallejo Model Air colours instead of relying on my ham-fisted, random mixing!

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Finished Unit – BLB Commanded Shot

This is a combined grenadiers unit meant to represent the Huguenots in Ireland around 1690. I reckon I’ve made the uniforms a bit more colourful than they were but there’s nothing definitive out there and I wanted something to break up all that grey!
They also fit in with the flags produced by Warfare to complement their figure range.
Commanded Shot
All figures are Warfare. The buildings in the background are actually 15mm Battleground from Flames of War. The hill and wall are Games Workshop.

Sunday, 11 August 2013

What I’m Working on Now…

Tanks… lots of tanks…
T-34s Plastic Soldier Company.
Shermans from Plastic Soldier Company
A stack of Plastic Soldier Company Stugs
Plastic Soldier Company Tigers and some Battlefront APCs
Big Tiger
Bolt Action Tiger with Battlefront APC for scale.