I have entered my first ever miniature painting competition. And it so happens that it's a 24-hr. straight endurance event taking place a few days before Christmas. While It's not my regular gaming store, www.dropzone-games.com, they are well-stocked & have an excellent gaming space & work stations.
The Battlefront models have the early turrets, (without MG shield). I modified several of mine with green stuff to replicate the shield that was so common on US Stuarts in Europe. I also added, chain, crates, bedrolls, etc. that I made to customize each one.
I will have 24-hrs. to paint the company HQ & combat platoons of a Flames of War company of my choice. Since my Combat Engineers are already well underway, I had to come up with something completely new. I'll be painting US Rifle Platoons & Company HQ from Devil's Charge, along with a platoon of M5A1 Stuart Light tanks that I received for my birthday. Since Stuarts are my favorite tank of WWII, & EVERYONE is currently fielding Chaffees, these little fellas will be a nice way to show some versatility in my abilities. While I'm pretty satisfied with the end result of my work, I'm no speed painter! I'm not sure how this will turn out.
I'm now attempting to wrap up my engineers & clear the workbench so I can prep & prime my forces for the Iron Painter.