Wednesday, December 6, 2017

GUTS - Chibi Sherman Tank

While working the Ninja Division booth at GenCon, I painted some German soldiers for their new line of WWII era minis, GUTS. I instantly fell in love with them and left with a Sherman tank and a squad of US HQ.

I had big plans for them, but eventually they all went to the back burner. That is until I needed to find something to paint on stream, after I finished Vlad the Impaler. On a whim, I primed the Sherman and went to work on it.

Since I never really have painted anything historical, I had to look up a bunch of pictures of Sherman tanks and see what parts of it were colored green and what color the treads, machine gun and front gun all needed to be.

I started with a primer coat of Chaos Black spray and then went to town on it with a base coat of Castellan Green, which was then washed with Athonian Camoshade.

After letting the wash dry I repainted the flat areas with Castellan Green and then started mixing in Warboss Green and White to highlight it up.

The machine gun proved to be a challenge, because I couldn't find any good pictures of them that really showed if it was black or metal. I decided on black and did a simple edge highlight on it to give it detail.

Once the main body was all finished I started painting stars on it in positions that seemed to make sense.

Since it's a chibi, the dimensions are off, so I didn't worry about being super accurate with star placement. But I knew they needed to be on there to really sell the look of the tank.

Once those were done, I decided it needed a little something extra and painted a tiny US flag on the turret.

That's pretty much it, other than splattering it with mud, which was layers of Rhinox Hide, Mournfang Brown and XV-88.

It was really fun to work on and I can't wait til I can find the time to paint up the HQ unit.

Until next time, you can catch me on Twitter and Instagram as well as on Twitch Monday and Thursday, alongside the talented Hobbyistgirl.