|With a Battlefront Sherman for scale.|
These models are from a GHQ Israeli Sample Pack. The pack came with three vehicles and two little sprues of metal infantry. The casting on the vehicles is incredible. They are extremely detailed and the casting is incredibly crisp. The models are all metal. They even have turrets that turn and move. Most of the models seem to have a one piece hull and a one piece turret (plus machine guns on some models). I can't mention enough how detailed and well cast these models are. They equal or exceed most resin 15mm Battlefront models in level of detail. The scale pictures show how small they are in comparison. The Israeli sample pack has models from different time periods. The Merkava is a pretty modern tank.
|Merkava Mark IV. About the size of a King Tiger.|
|Decals are Dom's Decals 15mm British Tank numbers.|
I did some experiments on painting in 6mm on these models. The AMX and Merkava were painted with some basic color modulation. I started with Vallejo Model Color Green Grey and then added Vallejo Model Color Stone Grey to highlight. I then did an edge highlight with Stone Grey and White. On the M113 I didn't do any color modulation. I wanted to see how the 6mm models looked with color modulation. I'm still a bit undecided. It is challenging to get enough contrast on 6mm models. The line highlights only might look better on the tabletop. I'd love to hear some thoughts on to color modulate or not in the comments.
|I don't actually know what this tank is...|
|It has a huge gun.|
My local gaming group has briefly discussed playing Arab Israeli Wars in 6mm. The models are cheaper and the scale looks good for the more modern tanks. They are also easier to store. I think we will eventually start playing a Flames of War period in 6mm. The Calgary players are playing Arab Israeli Wars in 6mm so there is a regional player base for a tournament if we went that way. The other thought seems to be waiting for Cold War Gone Hot for a 6mm system. We may end up playing something different like Mid-War in the desert or something like that that we haven't collected or played in 15mm. We will see how the interest develops in the future. Based on the models I would definitely be willing to give it a try.
|No color modulation.|
Thanks for visiting. I'd love to hear what you think of the 6mm models and playing games in 6mm scale. Color modulation; yay or nay? Let me know what you think in the comments below!