Instead of boring you with the details of why it took me so long to post photos of new miniatures and explaining how I feel ashamed with such prolific, excellent co-bloggers… Here is a picture of a Daimler Mk I in a cheese pic complete with lens flare and dust effects.
During the last Tactica Convention in Hamburg I picked this nice little vehicle up from the Warlord Games stand not really knowing what to do with it. Of my two colleagues, I am probably the one putting the least research into his armies, so I wasn’t sure if I could use it for my Perry Brits. It seems I can… Well, I did anyway.
This, by the way, is a first for me; I’ve never painted a military vehicle before so I had tons of fun weathering and playing around with interesting tutorials on the web and good advice from my fellow mountaineers. Detailing was kept to a minimum with some Jerrycans added to the back, after being inspired by a picture on Wikimedia and reading that the German containers were preferred to the British variant for quite some time during the North African campaign. I am sure the WW2 buffs among you know a lot more about this. I would also be quite interested to get comments from you guys; be it from a historical accuracy standpoint to more tips and tricks for painting vehicles.
The Daimler comes with a very good looking Armoured Car crewman, but I decided to use a Perry miniature instead from their excellent WW8 Tank Crew pack. It fits suprisingly well if one considers the (assumed or over-dramatised?) size difference between the Perry Brits and other WW2 ranges.
Here are also the two markers you can see in the cheesy picture above and which I started when the Lieutenant and Sire were here on visit. One of them was actually started by Sire Godefroy before I had the honour of finishing it up! Thanks, bub! The location Bardia was picked because I painted the number 70 first and didn’t have enough space for anything else. 🙂 I am telling you… I need a break and re-arrange my grey cells. Nonetheless I hope you’ve enjoyed this post.