I've received another order of S2G tanks for my Canadian force. I now have 6 'light transport' tanks to tow artillery or carry an element of troops each. I've built two more as a gasoline powered version of the Mk II steamer, with a plastic Mk II 4" gun barrel glued over the short barrel of the S2G hull gun (same part used for the sponson guns on the S2G 'Mk III male'). I cut off the plastic 4" gun at the cupola and used a pin vice to drill a hole in the end long enough to fit over the metal S2G gun barrel - looks fine installed and primed.
I'm building another tank with a 4" gun and unmodified S2G guns in sponsons but am calling them HMGs because the barrels are no larger than those of the plastic AQ HMGs. This will be a command tank. The last tank will have sponsons and the stock S2G guns in the hull and sponsons representing 3 HMGs. I got S2G HMG hull and sponson parts with the tank order but the barrels are very short and in WWI photos the tank HMGs were in sponson cupola mounts like the heavier tank guns.
Another order will complete a squadron of 7 gasoline powered combat tanks that will be fielded along with tank companies of 'Canadian' steamers.
I've received another order of S2G tanks for my Canadian force.
Maybe you can post some pics once they are all painted up..? I'm sure they'll look great!
There are photos of the first S2G transport tank I painted in the WIP thread '1/2 pdr Coil Gun'. The paint job is done but it hasn't got decals yet. Microscale HO white Railway Gothic decals for numbers and letters are en route by airmail and should arrive next week.
Photos of all the painted S2G variants will be posted soon.
I've painted and high-lighted 10 S2G tanks, repainting the one in the '1/2 pdr Coil Gun' thread because I overdid the wash and made it too dark. The Microscale HO scale decals arrived - white Railway Gothic style. I'm using scale 12" letters and numbers on the sides of the tanks and they look fine. The vertical rows of rivets really help with decal allignment.
I may put the tank number on the rear using scale 6" letters. This is a slow process with individual application of the numbers and letters but all tanks are numbered on one side so far. Decal application should be done tomorrow. Then a light wash of GW Agrax Earthshade in recesses before spraying with a protective coat of Krylon clear acrylic, and then Dull Cote to cover the Krylon's glossy finish. A few more tanks have been ordered to complete 3-tank units of the basic Mk II with 4" gun and the Interim Steamer MG equivalent upgraded with 3 Hotchkiss guns, plus a Mk IIc equivalent with 2 HMGs in sponsons vs only 1 HMG in the steamer version.
Ten S2G tanks: 6 Light Transports to the left with 'T' designations and given AQ plastic HMGs; on the right rear 2 S2G 'Mk III' with 'H' designations - three cannons but they'll small enough that I'm calling them Hotchkiss guns (or HMGs); and in the right foreground 2 S2G 'Mk II' with plastic AQ 4" plastic gun barrels sleeved over the small S2G hull cannons. Letters and numbers are Microscale HO Railway Gothic 12".
View showing tank numbers at the rear - Microscale HO railway Gothic 8" letters and numbers.
Closer view of S2G 'Mk II' Light Transport tanks.
S2G equivalent of the AQ Mk II Steamer.
S2G equivalent of a Mk IImg Interim Steamer, or one 'field modified' with 3 Hotchkiss guns.
Loyalist, they look great! Love the deals and the fact that the transports are the "T's"
Maybe we could put the pics in the Trench Storm Reloaded rulebook...?
Feel free to use them Drew but if you can wait I'll photograph them in a scenic setting instead of on a counter or piece of furniture. If a friend is available in the next week I'll photograph them on his gaming table; all of my painted 15mm terrain (representing WWII Normandy) is stored at his place.
The third order of S2G tanks has arrived and is having plastic 4" gun barrels installed over the S2G hull guns. This order gives me a company of 10 'Canadian' combat tanks plus 6 transport/tow tanks.
The combat tanks are 2 units of 3 S2G Mk II tanks that look like A12 in the photo above, 1 unit of 3 tanks with 3 HMGs/Hotchkiss guns like H17, and a command tank with a 4" gun and 2 HMGs in side sponsons.
I used the S2G 'female' tank's sponson inserts for the command tank. The HMGs are in ball mounts instead of turrets and have very short barrels so I cut off the barrels of 2 AQ plastic HMGs, drilled holes in the end and glued them over the tank's HMG barrels