I'm still adding to my Blitzkrieg Germans and this week saw me finishing two more Support Weapons teams and some HQ selections. All figures are Warlord Games again. Beeing metal figures they originally feature heads from Warlords 'Seperate Head System' but as I didn't like them, due to their over exaggerated facial expressions, I used left overs from my plastic Blitzkrieg Germans.
of all is the "5cm leichter Granatwerfer 36". This light mortar was
introduced into the Wehrmacht in 1936 as platoon support weapon.
Production was stopped in 1941and officially removed from the frontline
as it's general performance was deemed to be insufficient. Still it was
pretty popular with the common soldiers and therefore remained in
active service till the very end.
is the MG 34 Heavy Machine Gun. The MG 34 was also introduced in 1936
and was superseded by the MG 42 which was both cheaper and easier to
manufacture. Both weapons were so called multifunctional machine guns.
the light machine gun role they were mounted onto a bipod and used as
squad support weapons. In this role it had a maximum range of 2000m.
the heavy machine gun role however it was mounted onto a tripod and had
a range of up to 3000m respectively 3500m for indirect fire.
the MG 42 had a theoretical rate of fire of 1500 rounds per minute the
MG 34 was 'only' capable of 800 - 900 rounds per minute.
is the Zugführer (Platoon Leader) and his personal aide. The latter
will be promoted to Truppführer (Squad Leader) once I paint up another
last but not least are the Arilleriebeobachter (Artillery Forward
Observer) and the Sanitäter (Medic). For each of them I plan to paint up
an assistant in the future.
If I'm not totally wrong this entry should give me 37.5 points to add to my tally.
Stunning work again - always a pleasure to see your brushwork. The variation of uniform shades is really amazing - especially so when one thinks of WW2 drab colors.ReplyDelete
All you make is changed in gold...wonderful!ReplyDelete
Ridiculously beautiful work!ReplyDelete
Absolutely outstanding Nick! The different uniforms really stands out and gives your superb painting that extra touch.ReplyDelete
I just love your subtile highlighting on the dark colors, for instance on their helmets! These minis are exhibition winning quality! What is the dark grey you chose for the officers long coat?ReplyDelete
Thanks Sören. I used the 'Granite' triade from Foundry.Delete
Textbook/Museum quality as usual :)ReplyDelete
Love the medic particularly... real character.
That is a big and beautiful drop! They're so nice that frankly, I'd be afraid to take them out on a table and play with them. ;-)ReplyDelete
Your work makes my eyes water at times sir. Stunning, just stunning.ReplyDelete
One more superb looking unit of models. keep it up :)ReplyDelete
Simply superb! The highlights and shading are both smooth and crisp – if that makes any sense? – and very nicely defines every area and fold on the miniatures.ReplyDelete
Totally awesome looking stands! Stunning work!ReplyDelete
Great work, really vibrant colours.ReplyDelete
You take your painting to the next level. Absolutely superb.ReplyDelete
I really really really love your work! It continues to inspire me to get my act together and paint better. The bright red bricks on the base is genius as it gives a brilliant contrast to the whole piece.ReplyDelete
Great outstanding painting job.May I ask you the colors used for german coats?ReplyDelete
Fantastic painting and basing!ReplyDelete
They are looking really great! I think yours are some of the finest pieces in this years Challenge!ReplyDelete
Is the brighter green German uniform VMC? Also do you use washes when painting the uniform?this is stunning work ! Makes me want to quite painting lmaoReplyDelete