Sunday, April 8, 2012

Plastic Soldier Company Tanks

It was a busy week for me, not leaving much time for working on my models.  With the time I had, I finished my box of Plastic Soldier Company 15mm Sherman tanks.  These five Shermans complete my Flames of War 1500pt US Tank Company for North Africa.

 I've been lukewarm on FoW.  It's a game in which I've actually invested a lot of time and money. But every time I play it, I'm just "whatever" about it.  I think I want to love it, but just finding it hard to do.  I have a 1500pt US Rifle Company as well.  So the game does have my interest.  I just need something to click.  I think playing a tank company might be the ticket for me.

The models themselves, two close ups of the tank commander and a tank, and then all 5:

At first I absolutely hated these models.  I found them fiddly and with unclear assembly instructions.  There are a lot of options and not all options go together.  They do show you what you're supposed to do.  But somehow that is not enough.  Putting the tracks together sucked.  It wasn't until the final two whenI learned the "Tao of Track Assembly."  Once I got it, the tracks went together easily.  I guess I'm prepared for future purchases.

I also used a slightly different paint scheme on these, using a yellow-green for highlighting.  This makes them looks slightly different from my other tanks.  But overall, I think I'll use this scheme for all US armor.


Tim Kulinski said...


Nice work my friend, nice to see you dipping your toe back into FoW. Mike just picked up a new Tank army and he is starting to enjoy the game.

Now we just need to get together for a game or two.

Drunken Samurai said...

Nice work! Now get some games in already! ;-)

Jerry said...

Thanks guys! Yes, I should get in more games of FoW. From what I see, that's not going to be a problem!

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Scott said...

Nice job on these Jerry!