On the German front I'm onto the artillery piece that will complete my list the 10.5 cm leFH 18 (light field howitzer), and crew of 4 plus observer. I decided to give my StuG and half track a touch more weathering before I add the netting (surgical gauze) and foliage (green tea leaves), so brushed a thinned sepia ink over the cammo pattern. I'm really very pleased with the result, it's blended the shades and has a very realistic 'dirty' finish. StuG number two is fully built and undercoated ready for it's paint job.
|The German gun after assembly, undercoat, base coat and sepia ink wash.|
So that's the Germans about done, the US forces are not far behind just the artillery piece and crew to paint. I mentioned previously that I required two more US infantry squads to complete the army, well I spotted 20 infantry on eBay, well painted and would match perfectly my own troops so I have a bid on them, never bought painted figures before, but they will finish the job so fingers crossed I win them. In this one case I'm prepared to go to £3.00 per figure (bearing mind these are plastic figures!).
Not much progress on terrain I'm afraid, hedges still need gluing etc, have some new S&A scenics trees coming today, should scale things up a little more.