More time for an update on where things are now. I thought about creating a separate thread for this bit but thought it would be better to keep everything together for now. So please bear with me if this is not your "thing".
As you can see I have been spending some time putting the actual tank together and working out the composition. I used a spare set of the FJ's because I didn't want to get fingerprints all over the painted ones ! The King Tiger is from Dragon and I have been (painfully !) putting the Fruil tracks together for this and texturing some of the armour plate prior to sorting out all the etch details. I have got to a stage where the remaining unpainted figures all interact with the vehicle so this had to be done first.
In between time, I did spend some time cleaning up the despatch rider but haven't done the upper torso yet. It is amazing how much the detail will pop out of these Tamiya figures if you get at it with a scalpel blade. Hornet head again here, obviously just blu-tacked in at the moment. The bike will be getting a full-on Aber set on it so that will be testing to say the least.
Tank crew are not the final figures I will be using, waiting for some resin goodies to arrive
but these will do as "stand-in's" for the moment. Again, the miniart wall is there for composition purposes only, I may use this but haven't decided yet.
Anyway, a picture speaks a thousand words, or so they say, so please let me have your thoughts on the layout.
Thanks for all the input and for those of you that found the splinter camo article useful, I am sorting out one for the marsh pattern (in between other things