Who would have thought my recent brief post on the Posties mechanised unit would solicit so much interest?
Part 1 of this project can be found here for those of you interested...
So over the weekend I put paint to lead and have decided to strengthen the unit with some more purchases.
I decided it needed some extra firepower in the form of Machine guns, some artillery support and some indirect mortar weapons.
Wanting to keep with the BEF themed uniforms for my posties I purchased a number of blisters from Renegade miniatures. When they arrive I'll be sure to post pictures of them before and after painting.
I also found an old despatch rider in a box of spares so he has been added to the unit.
I was bold...I painted the tanks and vehicles red...I have to say that it was difficult at first and went against all my sentiments to do so but in the end I am happy that I took this step. The following are just work in progress and need a lot more work.
|Motocyclist added - still work in progress...|
The vehicles have been given a base of GW Khorne Red and I'll then be giving them a top coat of Flat Pillar Box Red. Please note that these are very much work in progress
All the vehicles will then be given the Post Office George Rex gold signature..
The gun barrels on the tank were made using the ink tube from an old bic biro.
The figures were a joy to paint and very quick - a Saturday evening session - nowt on the telly and I had to collect my daughter from a party at midnight.
Just need to sort the basing on these but they are nearly good to go..
Finally I need a flag banner for this unit - I'll source the carrier from something in my spares box but in the meantime this trades union flag should do the business
This has been cut from a photo found on the internet. If lucky I might find a better one.
Until next time