I’m back and I have managed to get my hands on one of the new Plastic Honey tanks from Battlefront. With all the new version 4 kits on the way and a pile of Team Yankee that stands higher than me. It’s time to look at quick ways to get the new releases on the table as quick as possible. Not to mention that they are just 5 points for a troop of 3 tanks and to fill a full squadron you’re going to need 3 boxes for 27 points (did I type that… oops)
Battlefront have a range of new paints on the way and as with all the new books they have great painting guides that we have come to expect, but for this guide I’m going to use Vallejo Model Colour VMC.
I have not used the new paints and will provide the equivalent battlefront paint where possible.
At this point I would love to comment on the build, but it was given to me built and it looks great.
Feels just like a version 3 tank… sorry I couldn’t help myself;-)
The aim was to drop all the steps that take 24 to dry and finish this tank in one night.
So, let’s start and hope this does not end up like goose
Start with a white undercoat for light colours.
I use an airbrush to base coat in in VMC 847 DARK SAND or CRUSADER SAND 363
On all the metal parts and tracks I use VMC 822 German Grey
For the wooden handles, I use VMC 875 Beige Brown.
And the Jerry cans and ammo box VMC 887 Brown Violet or SHERMAN DRAB 321
I recently used this product and it provided great results, quick J
Or use ROMMEL SHADE 494
Normally it this stage I would clear coat and wait 24 hours before I could pin wash, then wait 24 hours before doing anything.
Drybrush VMC 847 DARK SAND or CRUSADER SAND 363 over all the non-metal parts.
Drybrush the metal parts with VMC 863 Gunmetal Grey
Gloss varnish these areas for the decals
Speed tip use less water for your decals and spend less time trying to find them. 😉
Apply your decals
*sorry I didn’t have the number 40 that you get in the box
With an airbrush, lightly dust the bottom half of the tank with
50% VMC 847 DARK SAND & 50% white
Dull coat and finished.
I found this process quick, with the longest part being waiting for the wash to dry, maybe I need to steal my wife’s hairdryer.