|Group photo - from left, Tiger 1E, Pazner IV-H, Panzer III-M|
Analogue Hobbies, the experience assembling the schurzen plates for the Battlefront Mark IV is absolutely awful. Now I see why there are so many Battlefront Panzer IVs on gaming tables without any schurzen.
|The schurzen skirts are hanging on by a thread...|
|You can see in this photo I had trouble with the tactical number...just couldn't get the decal to sit right...|
To "mount" these schurzen plates, I just tried to find enough surface area on the sides of the tank and prayed to the superglue gods. The plates stuck, for now, and while it's a bit silly in that there is zero separation between the plate and the side of the vehicle, it doesn't look too bad. We'll see how long it lasts. I want to add more Mark IVs to my 15mm armoured lineup (after all, the tank was a late-war workhorse), but I'm looking into other options, or even tracking down some of the "old" metal schurzen sets for use with future models.
OK - on to the Tiger. This model had a big-time casting flaw in the turret base - not visible while the turret is on, but was such that the turret had to be glued in place. I know a lot of gamers out there do this already, for a number of sensible reasons, but the eternal kid in me likes having the turrets on my 15mm tanks move for some reason - so this was a disappointment.
|A classic beast - had always wanted to paint one of these in 15mm.|
this post)- I just need to do up a recovery half-track. It just arrived in the mail (thank you, Sentry Box!) so I hope to finish that very soon. Stay tuned for that, and the Soviet side of the scenario! And also coming soon, a change of gears back to Rogue Trader, as the Crimson First "beakies" start to move through the paint shop...