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Another Battle Day

Battle day 2 A

Another huge battle, Shermans, KV2’s, T34’s against Panzer IIIs, Tigers, King Tigers

battleday 2 B

battleday 2 C

battleday 2 D

battleday 2 E

battleday 2 f

battleday 2 G


After School Club Painting…

group paint 3

Our first Club of the new term was way back in September. We split the group into two managable chunks, Jeremy the headmaster, took the gaming group, and I sorted out the kit construction, and painting side.  The first couple of sessions were spent assembling the kits, once everyone had managed this, we looked at some images  of actual camouflage schemes to get the general idea, They then went away to design their camo scheme on a print out of a Sherman tank, coloured it in with felt tips, choosing the colours they wanted to use once the painting began.

We were then able to bring in all the paint that was needed from home! Once painting began some of the schemes evolved into something other than the planned scheme, which can sometimes present problems with the colours available.

The important factor here is we wanted them to have free range to choose any colours not just use the recommend Olive drab on the box art. We then also asked them if they had any names they wanted to add to their tank to make it even more unique.  While some tanks ended up being fairly standard in terms of normal tank colours, some were very imaginative indeed!

Group paint 4

group paint 6


After School Club 6

meng sher 2 a=club advert picture 1

Our next club is quite a large under taking, and we have spent months on this project. We had seen these extremely cute tanks from a company called Meng Models

and thought they would be perfect for our after school club, on the grounds that they would really appeal to the children, they are clip together so that helps us out a lot, and it seems they were designed for first time modellers in an attempt to get children interested in the hobby, which is basically what we are doing with our club, so it seemed the sensible next choice.   One issue with the club is always cost of the kit, so in order to bring this down we found the local importer and ordered a large number at trade price with the funds from our table top sale, which also means they are within budget for the children.

The plan for our next club is to make and assemble the Sherman tanks which the children can keep, and we also have enough of the Shermans and some Tiger tanks for the school club to have a table top game with. We ordered enough for several groups of after school clubs.  We will mention to the group that there are several other Cartoon style tank kits available from Meng Models if they wish to go out and buy their own, which to be honest, I think they will.

So far I have managed to assemble and paint the Tanks that we intend to use in the table top game. there will be 4 Tiger Tanks Vs 8 Shermans. I will be adding to this post once the club kicks off in September when we will begin to build the first Shermans with the group, so more Photos will follow.

Tiger group 1

tiger group 2

Sherman group 1

tiger sherman 1

Sher fury 2

Fury in tank Museum Bovington 20/08/17

Fury film tank

sher hot dog

Sher looney toons

Sher rebel yell

sherman oddball