Somehow I totally forgot to post my latest submission to the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge:
really a points bomb the scale of some of you guys are capable of but
for me it comes pretty close. This week I was lucky to have had some spare time and so I got some figures done.
First is a 28mm PaK 36 for my early WWII Germans.
As most of my stuff lately it's Warlord Games again but I wasn't really happy with these older sculpts.
You can clearly see they're from Paul Hicks but sadly they don't come
even close to his newer works. Compared to the new plastic 'Blitzkrieg
Germans' they're pretty small and the faces are somehow misshapen.
Originally the PaK 36 had a crew of six but for some reason Warlord
Games and most other miniatures companies and/ or rules writers seem not
to care about such trivia. May have to do some more figures later on...
I was a bit confused about the troop-function colour for German
Panzerjäger units so I made some research that might be of interest to
some of you. Probably most will already know anyway...
The German Wikipedia (Haven't checked the English Version) lists
'rose' as Waffenfarbe (troop-function colour) for Panzerjäger, just like
for tank crews. While looking for pictorial evidence on the web I came
across some photos showing clearly white markings as well as rose or
green ones. So I had to dig a little deeper. I found out that
Panzerjäger units organic to the OOB of an Infanterie Regiment as 14.
Kompanie (14th company) wore white like their parent regiment (same is
true for organic 'Artillery' being the 13. Kompanie of the Regiment).
these lines, Panzerjäger belonging to a Panzer-Grenadier Regiment had
the Wiesengrün (grass-green) of the Panzer-Grenadiere as their
units belonging to the divisional support however used rose as
Waffenfarbe accompanied by an embroidered (or metal pin) 'P' for
Panzerjäger to distinguish them from tank crews.
I hope this was of some use for at least a few of you.
And here we come to the second part of this weeks submission: a 10
man section of 'British Expeditionary Force' (BEF) infantry and their
commanding Lieutenant with two aides. So 13 men in total.
figures are from Warlord Games again and were a real joy to paint.
Painting was speeded up by using the same brown (VMA Medium Brown) I
used for the bases as base colour for the figures.
For the helmets I went for a camo sheme similar to the 'Mickey Mouse' camo the British used on their AFV's. I've seen it on some pictures about the BEF and thought it to look quite interesting.
Looking at pictorial evidence suggests I went a tad too light on the uniforms while the webbing turned out too dark
decided not to do any unit markings as most sources suggest the British
made no use of it till later in the war. I'm not totally sure on the
Lieutenants red cap band as it might be a bit too flashy for actual
combat duty. But it breaks up the otherwise quite monotone khaki a bit
so I decided to go for it.
I had to hand paint the Sergeants and Corporals rank
insignia as I forgot to place an order in time for those extremely handy
heads come separate for these guys but unlike Warlords other 'Separate
Heads System' stuff most of them don't feature those strange over exaggerated facial
expressions. Well, like I said... most.
Thank you for stopping by and i hope you enjoyed.