A gallery of Freerange Egg's entries into the 2017 TooFatLardies Painting Challenge
14th January 2016 (90 points)
Here is my first entry for this year: all 15mm. A squadron of 10 Chieftains, a Ferret, and 2 Lynxes.
21st January 2017 (24 points)
A troop of 4 fairly vanilla 15mm Scimitars. I did try adding some cam net scrim, but wasn't happy with the result on them.
28th January 2017 (42 points)
Two more Armies Army FV432s; a brace of Spartans; a Spartan MCT; and a Striker from Battlefront (lovely models, but a bit on the small side); and finally a cammed up QRF Bedford MK. Seven vehicles in all.
25th February 2017 (100 points)
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Hopefully the last of my 15mm cold war Brits for a bit (famous last words: two more platoons of squishies with a couple of SFMGs, a couple of company command stands, some observer teams and a sniper team, a 4-man SAS team (God alone knows when I'll ever use THEM, but they were a bit of fun to do) and a Harrier GR3 for some air support. A total of 88 figures and an aeroplane.
11th March 2017 (54 points)
Eight 15mm M113s and a M577 for the Cannucks to run round in
18th March 2017 (60 points)
Here come the cavalry!
Well some Royal Canadian Dragoons really. Six Leopard C1s and the last platoon of M113s for the infantry now finished. That's ten more 15mm vehicles for the score sheet.
31st March 2017 (72 points)
2 FV438 swingfires and a FV439 Command post for the Brits, 2 M113/M150 TOWs for the Canadians, and 3 BMDs, an MTLB, a BRDMu an SA9 Gaskin and a BRDM AT5 for the Soviets. 12 15mm vehicles total
6th April 2017 (12 points)
A bit more air support for the Brits; an RAF Buccaneer SB2 in 1/100. An old 1984 Revell kit from eBay with a couple of Peter Pig pilots to give the Russian AA assets something to shoot at.
26th April 2017 (38 points)
Two platoons of 15mm Cold war West Germans, tiny little platoons of just 3 x 6 man sections and an NCO: lots of firepower but just 38 figures so not many points.
25th July 2017 (42 points)
My Soviet Paras get some support from three ASU85s , and the Cannucks now have a recce troop of Lynx C&Rs to go looking for them with.
12th August 2017 (116 points)
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Now that Keith from Armies Army has sent me my Canadians from his Kickstarter, 4CMBG finally have their infantry:
A company of 3 platoons plus Co HQ, 3 Blowpipes, 3 dismounted .50 cal HMGs and 3 OP teams should give the Cannucks a bit of punch. A total of 116 15mm figures. Just need to get them on the table for a game now.
29th September 2017 (90 points)
Fifteen 15mm BTR60s from Battlefront, making a full companies worth and an extra platoon.
3rd December 2017 (60 points)
a company of 10 15mm T64s. They were actually done about a month ago, but got the worst case I have ever had of greying when I sprayed them with matt varnish, and have been sitting on the desk waiting for the olive oil to evaporate since, so I could gloss their optics. The flash makes them look a bit grey still, but I think it's actually the weathering powder on them.
22nd December 2017 (78 points)
Here is my late(st) entry for this years challenge. They have been finished for a couple of weeks but after the trouble with the T64s varnish I have been waiting for a good day to spray them.
6 US M1 tanks, making a company HQ and a platoon of 4, a platoon of 4 M113s to save the 3rd platoon of US troops having to walk, and a platoon of 3 M3 scout IFVs. A total of 13 x 15mm vehicles.