Sunday, January 8, 2017

'Armour' from KenR: Matilda the 'Tubby Toad'


Here's my entry for the "Armour" bonus round a Blitzkrieg Miniatures 28mm Matilda Infantry Tank with Commander painted in Desert Caunter Scheme for my 1941 Desert British.


The name is of course fictitious but stand by for explanation. This is my second Matilda, the first painted a couple of three years ago, that tank was named "Fat Badger" after a local restaurant and the fact that the tank looks like, well, a Fat Badger.


So when it came to Tank two we brainstormed a theme and the Wind in the Willows, Toad, Badger, Ratty and Mole came out in the lead, so Tubby Toad it was, stand by for the Rotund Ratty and Mole.


So there it is, back to trying to the paint table to avoid the 28mm AWI Cavalry!

36 comments:

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    1. Cheers Tamsin, must do some SYW next;-)

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  2. Nice to see some Caunter camo in the mix - you'll have to give us the rundown on how you did it back on your blog!

    Great work, Ken!

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    1. Cheers Evan, I did a tutorial on the Caunter Scheme on Yarkshire Gamer a while back, will link to it when I put this up.

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    2. I saw your piece on the A13 - great job there! Is there a slightly different choice of colours on the Matilda?

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    3. There is Evan, I went for the light blue grey on the A13s whilst it was the more greeny Slate Grey on the Matilda. With exposure to strong sunlight lots of different varieties are possible.

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  3. Love the Matilda and this one looks great!

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    1. You can't beat a good Matilda Adam, unless your trying to go quicker than it, then you can !

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  4. Nice Matilda. Great inspiration for the name.

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    1. Cheers Jonathan, Rotund Rat here we come!

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    1. Thanks Barks, all hand done, no masking tape and airbrushes here ☺

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    1. Ta Rod, the Caunter Scheme really sets of models for this period.

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  7. If you have not seen the Matilda in Bovington tank museum it's really worth a look. Splendid tank in RL and just as good a version presented for us by you!

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    1. I have Clint, it is a thing of beauty.

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  8. Holy cow, another fantastic Matilda - great work on this.

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    1. Matildatastic ! Time to set up a new Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge Matilda Fanciers Club ?

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  9. What a great job you've done on this Ken.

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  10. Lovely Matilda. Great Caunter camo and weathering. Great posing too. A definite fave.

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  11. great piece of hardware Martin!

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    1. It's Ken but hey I ain't fussy when it comes to compliments.

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  12. Oh, she's a beauty! Wonderful work Ken, love that early cammo.

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    1. Cheers Curt, I feel a WW2 Desert game coming up.

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  13. Gorgeous tank here Ken, and I like the naming convention!

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    1. Thanks it's always good to have a bit of fun with tank names

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  14. Beautiful iron beastie, Ken! Very clean camouflage on the toad too! I like the crew hand-painted name, waaay better than stencils!

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    1. Thanks David, that's the look I was after.

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