12 December 2021

[20mm] German Support Options

With the Annual Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge looming large on the horizon it's about high time that I clear my backlog of as of yet unpublished figures. It's actually not that much, mind. And as I don't even own some of them anymore anyway I can't actually show them all.
Still, my 20mm Germans needed some more support options. So here are the first of hopefully a whole lot more.

First off the starting block is a PaK40 by Zvezda with crew from AB Figures. The gun is a nice little kit, which went together smoothly. And by now I think I don't have to say much about the absolutely superb AB miniatures anymore, do I?

Next in line is a SdKfz 250/9 by The Plastic Soldier Company with AB commander. I'm in two minds about the kit really. On the one hand it went together smoothly and it's quite a sturdy piece, so perfect for wargaming. On the other hand it's, well, rather basic compared with a 'real' model kit. Even the fast assembly snap-fit ones from Zvezda. I'll probably add some weathering powder to the track as well but couldn't be arsed in time for the picture.

Third in line is a 3D printed Kübelwagen (File by the fantastic mr3Dprint over on Wargaming3D.com) with AB crew. Even if originally scaled as 1/56 the Kübel prints just fine in 1/72. When it comes to 3D printing I nowadays prefer commercial files to the free ones as they generally look so much better. The tires actually look like tires and not like disks cut straight from tree trunks.

Next is the squad medic and flamer. Yet again AB Figures and of course a delight to paint. I still have a few casualty figures to do. Should be fun and add some visual interest to my games... if I ever play with those figures that is.

And last but not least are the Pioniere. These four should be enough for Chain of Command but I hope AB do release some more in the not too distant future.

Points wise these will add another 113 points to my total this year (and yes I'm counting crew figures and prone figures as full figures). Thus lifting me up into the dizzy heights of 1157 points... a total some others paint in just the three months of the challenge.


  1. They are just fantastic Nick! I'm really looking forward to seeing these on the tabletop when we get around to it.


  2. 20mm??? Awesome work! What can I say more? Love it! All camo, bases, vehicles..

  3. Superb stuff Nick, hope you can get them into action in the not too distant future.

  4. Love seeing your 20mm work! Looking forward to what you bring to the Challenge this year.

  5. Great looking additions to your collection, Nick. You make a great argument for 20mm with your fabulous brushwork. That said, I know I could never do camo in this scale; hard enough in 28mm for me. Very impressive!

  6. Brilliant stuff again Nic! Just outstanding. Love that 250/9 in particular...I do enjoy the very easy manner of assembly on those kits.

  7. Simply exquisite painting Nick. Quite extraordinary really.

  8. Splendid toys Nick…. As always.

    All the best. Aly

  9. So much detail has been painted into something so small. This never ceases to amaze me! Fantastic work as usual.