01 February, 2013

Dust Tactics Ideas

So Amazon Japan sells a number of Dust Tactics products. I've ordered a bunch... it's pretty reasonable and perhaps I can get some gaming happening eventually.

Another benefit is the extreme cheapness of Tamiya 1/48 models here. I've snagged a number of them so far. They are assembled into modules, but I haven't finished them, as I'm waiting to secure some decent paint for that. I do not like Japanese acrylic paints. At all. So until I'm rolling in Vallejo, I'm going to delay final assembly to ease the job of painting.

Anyway, in putting the Type 82E together I had this great idea for a 4-door, 3 axel variant. I snapped a pick of the box side art and Gimped up a couple quick sketches.  I will have to revisit this idea latter, with a couple more of the kits.

I also put an M8 Greyhound together... I left off the fenders, which was common among French operated units. I think it completely changes the look of the vehicle... leaner, meaner, more modern. I'd like to mate a MCW Hot Dog turret to it when I can get my hands on a spare one. Think I'll call it a Hellhound.

I have to decide as well on a paint scheme for the Axis. I'm tempted to do 3-color camo schemes on the German equipment, which is more accurate, but Panzer grey is pretty stereotypical. I guess I have some time to think.


  1. Glad to see that you're settling in.

    I've tried Tamiya paints too and they were awful. The best acrylics I got were actually from the yen-shop. They came in short metal tubes about 12ml each I think.

    If you're looking for a good batch of colours without a huge outlay I would recommend the Army Painter stuff. The range is small and the whole set is just over $100. It's pretty decent paint overall.

    1. I'm trying to decide if I should just drop the cash for a Vallejo box, or get the Army Painter one. Since I block paint the Army Painter one is probably a better idea.

      You like yours?