|One of the standard 75mm Shermans with turret .50 cal and a commander. I really like the moulded on applique armour.|
|All five of them, one Firefly and four 75mm with a mix of commanders and turret MGs.|
|A troop of three, various configurations of track and spare wheels on the front.|
|Firefly and 75mm,main hull difference from the front is the blanked off FF MG port.|
|From the rear the huge FF turret counterweight is visible, as are the rear hull differences compared to the standard Sherman.|
|Side view of the group of three.|
|Side/rear hull of another 75, this one has a bit more stowage on the rear.|
I deliberately painted them fairly plain with no tac markings etc and just the odd air recognition star, and in fact I went back over my other Shermans and painted out the divisional insignia and tac markings as I wanted to keep them as generic as possible. My trusty pot of Humbrol Army Green (old style) has finally run out so I was forced to figure out how to paint them in khaki drab using Vallejo. In the end I went with Russian Uniform over black base with a wash of Bronze Green to darken it a bit and I was quite pleased with the results as it is subtly different to OD.
The running gear, lower hull and tracks were very heavily drybrushed in mud and the whole vehicle highlighted in pale tan (Iraqi Sand), and I then just highlighted the tracks in dark steel with a dark brown inkwash. I've pretty much given up painting tracks as a seperate thing, real ones are just covered in mud, so mud seems to be the way to go.