02 February 2022

[20mm] 8.8cm Flak 36

 Fielding an 8.8cm Flak 36/37 in a skirmish game is probably akin' to overkill, but it's such an iconic piece, I simply had to get me one. Figures are 20mm AB as ever, while the Flak gun is from Zvezda. I had thought about creating a larger vignette style base, but as the gun comes without carriage I decided otherwise. But given the AB figures would let themselves well for a diorama due to their posing I might yet do one.

Wanted to try out a new recipe for Reed Green summer Drillich uniforms, but it turned out way too greenish. Still I couldn't be bothered to correct it. For the moment at least. Given the Wehrmacht used any kind of captured stock and dyes often varied from batch to batch anyway I think I'll get away with it... even if maybe just ;-)

I'm not completely sold on the shrubbery, thus it's not glued in place yet. 

Points thus far:


  1. Lovely toys indeed Nick…
    The uniform colours look fine to me…

    All the best. Aly

  2. Stunning work Nick and a must see next time we meet!


  3. Great work Nick, I think the green is fine. I also like the shrubbery, with such an high profile it needs a fair bit of camouflage.

  4. Fantastic painting on show here. An 8.8 flak on the battlefield would've filled soldiers with fear I'm sure.