My latest collaboration: Hät’s WWII American Tank Riders.
Set haves 4 equal sprue, with 9 soldiers and 2 (tank) drivers each. One of the soldiers have a bazooka and other a heavy machine gun. There is also a man carrying munition for the bazooka and one officer wearing binoculars. All the figures are one part, except one, which haves an option for an arm, wearing an automatic or semi-automatic weapon.
The sprue comes in a soft green plastic, but they almost haven’t mould lines neither flash, detail is better than many other Hät’s sets and they have been a pleasure to paint, so i hope this brand will be giving us good surprises in future, although they must change the plastic by a harder one some day.
The figure with the arm option will need some putty to seal the join.
Here there are the figs before to paint work. Due to the soft plastic the best work to put them ready to paint isn’t work with a drill, just heat a needle and then pin the figure by the rear zone 🙂
Blackened zones are due the “needle” technique to remove the mould lines, also based in hot a needle and pass them over the mould line, but be careful, a too hot needle could damage the figure, so try it before in a sprue part to get the feeling. Then figures have been primed with Chaos Black spray by form Citadel.
Right top stand up figure isn’t from this set. It’s an Italeri ones.
Figure paint is quite basic, based in the base colour – wash – highlight technique.
Helmets and Bazooka: Olive Drab -889 Vallejo Model Color.
Jacket: U.S. Green – 893 Vallejo Model Color.
Trousers and helmet’s straps: A 1:1 nix of Scorched Brown/Graveyard Earth Citadel
Straps: Khaki Brown- 988 Vallejo Model Color.
Boots, Leather jacket (tank drivers) and weapons’ wooden: 50/50 Scorched Brown/bestial Brown (Citadel). Jacket have been highlighted using some red.
Flesh: Tallarn Flesh Citadel.
Once dried, a wash with Devlan Mud have been applied. A highlight with original base colours is recommended to clear the result.