Say that 5 times fast. :)
Nothing gets me painting like a Tourney! So with my first Flames of War tournament coming up next weekend at Games 2D4, I've been beavering away on my German army. So far I have the tanks done and every thing else is in various states of completion.
The Panzer III's (in front) were a pain, because I had to convert them from L's to N's by clipping, trimming, and then drilling out the barrels.
Next I had to add on Shürzen (side skirts). Which I had to convert from PzIV skirts because the PSC PzIII kits didn't come with any. At first, I was only going to do the lower skirts, but that looked dumb, so I had to do the turret skirts too. It took way too long!
Still, they look very nice now. And while the Shürzen were a pain, they'll make the PzIII's much more effective in assault against lines of American and British troops armed with Bazookas, which I expect to see a lot of.
Here's the whole army:
The list is a Tunisia/Italy Panzer Company from the North Africa book, and has gone 4-1 in testing so far. The 1 loss was VERY close and literally came down to a single die roll at the end; in a game where I had the terrain disadvantage and flubbed the deployment. So I feel pretty confident that I have the tools I need to win, even if I don't have the experience to always use them properly.
It should be fun!
Edit: BTW, that 1650 point army you see above? About $150.00 if you get your tanks from the Plastic Soldier Company. I spend more money buying terrain these days than I do on models. :)