Friday, February 15, 2019

Panther D Platoon

I painted up a pair of early model Panther Ds for my Mid War Nationals list.  I modeled them after the Pz.Abt. 51 Panthers attached to Großdeutchland at Kursk.  Not completely happy with the airbrush work, but I hadn't used mine in well over a year and I guess I'm out of practice.  Tanks are from PSC, crew from Battlefront.

These were new tanks also I kept the weathering to a minimum.
Nasty sink holes on the wood block stowage required me to cover them with other stuff, a water can on this one.
Decals from Peddinghaus, great stuff.
Drilled out the barrels and smoke candles.
I'll probably add some foliage to the front to cover the ugly camouflage.
I really like the PSC Panthers, first non-Battlefront tanks I've ever built.  The sink holes were a pain, and the turret won't rotate with hatches open, but nice models.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

8cm GrW 34 Mortar Platoon

I painted a battery of 8cm medium mortars for my Hermann Georing force.  These had sat primed and assembled for a few years in a box and I finally needed them for my Nationals list.

A mix of HG troops, Grenadier figures, and a few converted Finns, all Battlefront minis.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Pioniers and Flamethrowers

I built a few stands to add to a small infantry platoon I already had so I could use them as an Assault Pionier Platoon for my Grenadier force from the new Iron Cross book.  In V4 flamethrowers are now small teams and while they don't quite hit as hard, they stick around longer and can hit more often.

Minis by Battlefront, mostly from their Late War Panzergrenadier line, but the flamethrowers are from the Sperrverband set and maybe a very early V1 or 2 release of pioniers.

Renovated Gun Teams

I swapped out some guns on some of my bases, as I needed some dunkelgelb 3.7cm PaK36s to match the rest of my army.  I also tried out the new plastic Nebelwerfers from Battlefront and used them to replace some pretty ugly old metal ones.

New plastic 3.7cm guns from Battlefront on some old metal trails.
Battlefront's plastic 15cm Nebelwerfer 41s are really nice, and you get options for them, the PaK36, and two Soviet 45mm guns in the box.
I added some extra rounds too, finally.
I'm really happy how they turned out, and they came together pretty quickly.