A9 Cruiser Tanks for the Desert

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A9 Cruiser Tanks for the Desert

Postby Yarkshire Gamer » Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:50 pm

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More additions for the WW2 Desert collection this week.

2 x 28mm A9 Cruiser Tanks from Warlord Games join the ranks, paper thin armour on these but lots of MGs. Interested to know if anyone has used these in games, in rule sets they would be quite potent against Infantry will all that lead flying around but clearly the design was not a success, so how do you reflect that ?

Another go with the AK Interactive Caunter Paints but I have darkened off the Slate colour this time which I think looks better than the quite light version I did on the recent Rolls Royce Armoured Cars.

Straight into action on Saturday as we go Op Compass part 2.

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Re: A9 Cruiser Tanks for the Desert

Postby Bronshtein » Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:36 pm

Like those!
A9s were fine for when they were designed (and used) - good gun - would deal with German tanks up to MkIIIs and Italian tanks easily enough (as long as the A9 hid behind a sheet of cardboard to double its armour).
Someone will be along in a minute no doubt to complain about the precise shade of blue/slate/duck egg/green/grey used but again - I like it. (although I also like the 'bluer' variants used on occasion).
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Re: A9 Cruiser Tanks for the Desert

Postby ork56 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:29 pm

What primer do you use? Masking the Caunter pattern always ends up with peeling off some paint from the lower layers.
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Re: A9 Cruiser Tanks for the Desert

Postby Yarkshire Gamer » Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:26 am

Cheers, orc56 - I use Halfords Matt Black car spray after I have given the tank a really good soak and scrub in soapy water. I don't use masking, I paint the lines by eye so I don't know if they will stand up to tape or putty.

Good luck with yours,
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