Basecoating the Flames of War TOG2 Mid-War Monster

The Tank, Heavy, TOG 2 was a prototype British super-heavy tank design produced in the early part of the Second World War in case the battlefields of northern France turned into a morass of mud, trenches and craters as had happened during the First World War. In the end it never went into production, but as part of the Flames of War Mid-War Monsters range you can buy it and use it in alternate history games.

I was going to (as I have done with other models) give the TOG2 tanks a spray from underneath of a Humbrol Dark Green, however I ran out of paint after doing one. So in the end I gave all three models a basecoat of Warpaint British Armour.

Flames of War TOG2 Mid-War Monster

Flames of War TOG2 Mid-War Monster

The command tank has the commander sticking himself out of the turret…

Flames of War TOG2 Mid-War Monster

The three TOGs.

Flames of War TOG2 Mid-War Monster

Flames of War TOG2 Mid-War Monster

See the workbench feature on these huge tanks.

Undercoating the Flames of War TOG2 Mid-War Monster

The Tank, Heavy, TOG 2 was a prototype British super-heavy tank design produced in the early part of the Second World War in case the battlefields of northern France turned into a morass of mud, trenches and craters as had happened during the First World War. In the end it never went into production, but as part of the Flames of War Mid-War Monsters range you can buy it and use it in alternate history games.

After constructing these big tanks I gave the models a white undercoat.

Flames of War TOG2 Mid-War Monster

Flames of War TOG2 Mid-War Monster

The command tank has the commander sticking himself out of the turret…

Flames of War TOG2 Mid-War Monster

The three TOG2 together

Flames of War TOG2 Mid-War Monster

Flames of War TOG2 Mid-War Monster

See the workbench feature on these huge tanks.

Track problems with the Flames of War TOG2

The Tank, Heavy, TOG 2 was a prototype British super-heavy tank design produced in the early part of the Second World War in case the battlefields of northern France turned into a morass of mud, trenches and craters as had happened during the First World War. In the end it never went into production, but as part of the Flames of War Mid-War Monsters range you can buy it and use it in alternate history games.

Having constructed the models I have noticed that despite careful filing there are gaps with the back track part. Both where the track meets the front track and where the track enters the hull.

Flames of War TOG2 Mid-War Monster

I used some putty (green stuff) to fill these gaps.

Flames of War TOG2

Flames of War TOG2

The next stage will be a white undercoat.

See the workbench feature on these huge tanks.

Building the Flames of War TOG2 Mid-War Monster

The Tank, Heavy, TOG 2 was a prototype British super-heavy tank design produced in the early part of the Second World War in case the battlefields of northern France turned into a morass of mud, trenches and craters as had happened during the First World War. In the end it never went into production, but as part of the Flames of War Mid-War Monsters range you can buy it and use it in alternate history games.

The Flames of War boxed set contains three of these monsters. The hulls are quite plain in comparison to other tanks in the FoW range, however that is much more down to the actual design of the tank.

The tracks are two metal castings for each side. The turret is the same one that was eventually used on the Challenger A30, it was from a design perspective easier to use what was developed for the TOG2 then design a completely new turret for the Challenger in the time they had available and with limited resources.

Having cleaned up the castings I glued the models together. There aren’t too many parts so they went together quite easily.

Flames of War TOG2 Mid-War Monster

There is very little extra stuff on these models, and unlike other Flames of War boxed sets these are three identical castings and not individual ones as say you find with the Panther boxed set.

Flames of War TOG2 Mid-War Monster

Flames of War TOG2 Mid-War Monster

One of the models I built with the commander out of his hatch.

Flames of War TOG2 Mid-War Monster

Here are the three models built.

Flames of War TOG2 Mid-War Monster

These are very BIG tanks and will look very impressive on the battlefield.

Flames of War TOG2 Mid-War Monster

I do hope that we see future “monsters” for Flames of War, there are some nice concepts and ideas out there for both Early-War and Late-War, though I have a hunch that these did not sell as well as expected.

See the workbench feature on these huge tanks.

Flames of War TOG2 Mid-War Monster

The Tank, Heavy, TOG 2 was a prototype British super-heavy tank design produced in the early part of the Second World War in case the battlefields of northern France turned into a morass of mud, trenches and craters as had happened during the First World War.

In the end it never went into production, but as part of the Flames of War Mid-War Monsters range you can buy it and use it in alternate history games. I liked the concept and the model on the Flames of War website is quite inspiring.

Flames of War TOG2 Mid-War Monster

The Flames of War boxed set contains three of these monsters.

The hulls are quite plain in comparison to other tanks in the FoW range, however that is much more down to the actual design of the tank.

Flames of War TOG2 Mid-War Monster

Flames of War TOG2 Mid-War Monster

The tracks are two metal castings for each side. The turret is the same one that was eventually used on the Challenger A30, it was from a design perspective easier to use what was developed for the TOG2 then design a completely new turret for the Challenger in the time they had available and with limited resources.

Flames of War TOG2 Mid-War Monster

However this is a different casting to the one found on the Challenger model. It looks like it should be pretty simple to put together, but first to clean up the metal and resin castings.

Flames of War TOG2 Mid-War Monster

I do hope that we see future “monsters” for Flames of War, there are some nice concepts and ideas out there for both Early-War and Late-War, though I have a hunch that these did not sell as well as expected.

See the workbench feature on these huge tanks.

Flames of War TOG2 Mid-War Monster

The Tank, Heavy, TOG 2 was a prototype British super-heavy tank design produced in the early part of the Second World War in case the battlefields of northern France turned into a morass of mud, trenches and craters as had happened during the First World War.

In the end it never went into production, but as part of the Flames of War Mid-War Monsters range you can buy it and use it in alternate history games. I liked the concept and the model on the Flames of War website is quite inspiring.

Flames of War TOG2 Mid-War Monster

The Flames of War boxed set contains three of these monsters.

Flames of War TOG2 Mid-War Monster

I do hope that we see future “monsters” for Flames of War, there are some nice concepts and ideas out there for both Early-War and Late-War, though I have a hunch that these did not sell as well as expected.

See the workbench feature on these huge tanks.