Sunday, February 10, 2019

New Additions to My Chinese Army

Back with a few additions to my Chinese Nationalist army. First up is a M4A4 Sherman, painted as part of the 1st Provisional Tank Group in Burma, 1945.

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The model is the plastic Sherman V from Warlord Games. It's a good kit that was easy to assemble and comes with a variety of stowage options. 

The kits comes with British decals, so I was forced to hand paint the details.  My attempt to paint the Chinese calligraphy will likely make a native speaker cringe, but I think it's good enough for the table. I'm not exactly sure what type of creature they wanted the paint job to represent, but my guess is it's some sort of tiger caricature.

Next up are a couple of HQ figures: a medic and forward observer. They were made from Warlord Japanese plastics with metal German heads (the observers also has a spare Chinese sword from Copplestone). The faces are a little more European looking than I'd like, but hopefully it won't be too noticeable. Size-wise, they fit in fairly well with my other Chinese troops, being slightly larger than my Brigade figures.

Finally, a sniper team to pester the enemy.  These are actually from Warlord's British range, but I think the Ghillie suits are generic enough that they'll blend in with my forces.