Undercoating the Flames of War French Char B1 bis

The Char B1 was a French heavy tank manufactured before the Second World War. It was a specialised heavy break-through vehicle, originally conceived as a self-propelled gun with a 75 mm howitzer in the hull; later a 47 mm gun in a turret was added, to allow it to function also as a Char de Bataille, a “battle tank” fighting enemy armour, equipping the armoured divisions of the Infantry Arm.

Having constructed the three Char B1 tanks the next stage was to give them a white undercoat.

This is one of them on their own.

The next stage will be painting a basecoat of Tan Yellow (912) which I had to buy separately as it wasn’t available in the French Paint Set.

See the full workbench feature on my Char B1 bis platoon. I have also managed to get a fourth one to make as a command version.

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