Thursday, August 30, 2012

French half-track: Schneider P16

Another addition from http://earlywarminiatures.com/



Base colours are Vallejo French tank-crew and highlights, followed by a wash of Citadel Thruka Green


They served mostly with cavalry units, ideally I'd like two more of these to make a full armoured recon company


Decals from the spares that Paul gave me for my Char B1s


Nice simple kit of good detail and general appearance 

Saturday, August 25, 2012

French 25mm

Actually the Hotchkiss M34 anti-tank gun


This version was also used by the BEF during the Battle of France


Painted with Vallejo French tank-crew colours and a wash of Citadel Thruka Green


This is a really good model, metal, x7 parts, well made and accurate


This comes from Early War Miniatures, who have an excellent range of reasonably priced stuff to suit this period, check out their website here: http://earlywarminiatures.com/

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Dave's 251s

A few pictures from Dave's 251 collection



He's got quite a few half tracks, these are from his late war panzergrenadier unit


Not too sure about who manufactured these, but they're all tidy kits with nice details



You need about ten of these to mount a full battalion in CD terms

Thursday, August 16, 2012

New Pz I

Old but new. Paul gave me this a couple of weeks ago, it was in a desert scheme but I soon fixed that


An Esci model I think?


Still al little ink to apply around the wheels and tracks but it's pretty much finished


Haven't made much progress with either of my early war French or German projects, and am in Auckland all next week so no time for fun at present :(

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Gerard's Armour

Found a few pictures of Gerard's collection that I forgot I had... 



Nicely detailed and painted Panthers



Command 251/1



Lastly, a bit of work in progress

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

76.2

Another gun by Unimodel



Two is enough for an understrength battery and they can also be attached to other units individually, quite useful



With the earlier attempt for comparison

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Latest latest Project

Couldn't help myself. These French arrived a couple of days ago and I've started to build a dismounted Dragoon regiment, but as always transport for them all will be problematic


Figures are Caesar and Pegasus, both superb examples of modern figure manufacture


AALMG platoon


Eventually I intend to get some anti-tank guns as well