Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Big Cats and small men

After a break from painting 15mm soldiers I decided that it was high time I opened the boxs of German forces I had 'on ice'. My original plan was to build a SS Genpanzerte Panzergrenadier force, but of course like most hobbyists of all forms, distraction is our biggest enemy. So now I find myself with 5 Tiger 1E's sat on my desk and various other platoons that I had never really considered

I'm going for a winter theme for these guys, all my Axis forces will be done with the same theme. Apart from a planned 21st Panzer Division in Africa for obvious reasons ;)
I'm thinking about modelling it in late winter as it offers the most in terms of weathering the vehicles and detailing the bases. It is also an opportunity to really get to grips with my airbrush.

Now for some photos, pretty self explanatory really. For those that are curious they are first given a coat of Vallejo Model Air Grey Primer and the Dunkelgelb base is Tamiya XF-60 Dark Yellow.

The army is from Grey Wolf and is a Schwere Panzerkompanie. For those that are interested here is the 1750pts list I will be using to start with:

CC Tiger

2 Tigers

2 Tigers

Gepanzerte Panzergrenadiers (full platoon)

2 Armoured Sd Kfz 7/1 (Quad 2cm)

Scout (full platoon)

Rocket launchers (6 NW41)

Not a lot of models on the table compared to what I'm used to, my first army is British Paratroopers. Still I'm looking forward to the challenge of fielding them.

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