|15mm T-55 models from Peter Pig|
|T-55s on the work table|
|I was very liberal with the weathering powders on the treads and over the engine.|
For the first time I made use of an artist's pen to help with some of the detailing - I used it to fill in patterns and lines on the fuel cans and stowage on the sides of the tank. It was very handy, and worked pretty well to get some colour on to spots that the brush struggles to handle with as much consistency.
|Another shot showing the weathering.|
I have ordered bases for my tanks on this project - I haven't based my 15mm vehicles before, but it increasingly seems like a sensible thing to do - extra protection for the model and a bit more symmetry with the based models infantry being good reasons to try it. It will be some time before the bases arrive, so my plan is to just continue painting the vehicles until the bases get here - they can be based later on.
The Syrians had overwhelming numbers of tanks deployed for their assault on the Golan in 1973, most of them T-55s. So five models won't be very many....will need at least as many again (getting close to a company) for a good battle on the table. But it's a start.