Saturday, June 4, 2011

Polish Armoured Train Completed

I completed work on the Polish armoured train for Flames of War sometime last week.  It was a massive project that took weeks of work but the end result is a fantastic piece by itself or standing amidst an army on the table top. 

The most challenging aspect of painting this model is the sheer number of rivets that adorn the model.  The rivets add much detail to the overall model and therefore must be emphasized.   There is a great painting article for this model in Wargames Illustrated 281 and I'd recommend reviewing it if you are planning on working this model.

The locomotive and cars are massive in size.  The locomotive measures 6 inches long, the artillery cars measure 7.5 inches long, and the assault car is 4.5 inches long.  The sheer size of the pieces translated in some cases to a single color on a single car for one evening's painting session.

I found that wearing a rubber glove on the hand holding the model prevented the paint from wearing off due to the natural oils on my hands.  In all of my years of painting, I've never known that it was body oil that caused that, simply thinking that it was a matter of being handled and rubbed off.  A big thanks to Jeff for explaining that to me!

In addition to the train, I've complete a unit of tankettes to go along with my Polish forces.  These models are quite small when placed next to the smallest of Flames of War tanks.

The next project I'm working towards is the painting of a number of Polish Infantry Platoons.  If you are heading to Historicon, you'll be able to see the army in action at the Flames of War National tournament, including the train!


deathkorps said...

Your Polish stuff looks fantastic! You even did the rain streaks on the train. Nicely done, dude.

Also, gracias for adding my blog to the roll :)


Ack Ack Ack said...

Looks pretty dang sweet. My Polish are rarin' to go, but LOTR intervened. Anyways, I hope to catch up with ya for a few at Historicon. (Sat)

Buyaki said...

DK - Thanks. I won't get time to get some paint chips on it as I'm up to my eyeballs in trying to get on Piechoty platoons done for the army. And to get it all done in time to mail it to Krone for Historicon.

After that, I'm working on the cavalry!

I meant to add you a while ago but finally did it.

Ack - No Historicon for me this year, I've got an awesome 40K tournament to attend. A case of favorite drinks and any favorite cut of grilling meat gets me in the door! I had explained the RTT that I ran at my house that one year to a friend here and the date and plans are done.

BT said...

Looks good Jason. What are the logs for on top the troop transport car?

Must get back to painting Romanians soon...


Buyaki said...

@BT - They are radio antenna supports for some antenna wire that runs around on top of the ceramic insulators.

Keith Flint said...

Hope you don't mind, but I used your photos to illustrate a recent post on my blog. They were about the best I could find of the completed model.

Thanks for posting, Keith Flint

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