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Re: Gazza's Stuff

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Those German tanks/APCs look great. Really think the flag on the vehicles make them pop!
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Thanks again guys! Here's a bit more stuff - German and Hungarian.

The latest German micro from the painting table.

Overview
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Panzer IIL Luchs
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It was only(?) the 4th and 9th Panzer Divisions that had full units of this recce vehicle. One company each of 29 vehicles (1 in the CHQ plus 4 platoons of 7). So I've gone for 1 full platoon for now.

21st Panzer Division - Armoured Panzer Grenadier Support Company
I need a couple of UNIC P107 halftracks for the CHQ.
7.5cm PaK40 auf mSPW307(f) Platoon
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2cm FlaK38 auf leSPW107(f)
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Bergepanther + quad 2cm for the 653rd Heavy Panzerjaeger (BHQ?)
Plus a towed 88 to replace one that went missing - to complete a unit of 6.
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PaK 40s for my 5th and 6th Panzer Grenadier Battalions.
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From the other week, when the GHQ website was down, a couple of Hungarian units.
Nimrod Battery
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T-38 (Panzer 38(t)) Company
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The models (I think) are all H&R - although the PaK and AA halftracks might date back to before Armstrong Miniatures became part of the H&R range.
Paints are Vallejo, Games Workshop, and Humbrol.
Decals are by Flight Deck Decals, I-94, and Dan's Decals - the latter for the Hungarian national markings and are actually from a sheet of 1/600th aircraft markings.

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Very nice work Gazza!
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Thank you, here's the next thing off the painting bench.

The first unit of my Polish army. It's probably going to evolve slowly (a unit or two at a time).

TKS Company
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PF508 Radio Car
The antenna is a small piece of brass rod. Ideally I could have done with a piece of tubing of the same diameter and a thinner piece of rod inside as the aerial was telescopic - but that's what I had to hand.
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Gazza, lovely painting on the radio car and tan kettles.
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Those Polish vehicles are nice, Gazza!
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chrisswim wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2024 11:36 pm
Gazza, lovely painting on the radio car and tan kettles.
Thanks Chris - I assume that's an auto-correct of 'tankettes' :wink:
redleg wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2024 10:07 pm
Those Polish vehicles are nice, Gazza!
Cheers! Redleg.

It's the start of a slippery slope. I've already got an Polish Armoured Train and a Company of VIckers E (Polish Mod) to do. Well I thought I had a company's worth. Turns out I ordered some 7TPs as well. So I need to order a few more of both (some single turreted; some twin turreted).

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Re: Gazza's Stuff

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I've had a few Mack EXBX tank transporters from H&R sitting in my 'to paint' pile for some time now. I bought them as an impulse buy as they don't fit into my late war British army. I had the option to paint them up as either BEF or desert vehicles. I chose the former. Paints by Vallejo, Games Workshop, and Humbrol.

Three Views of the three Macks
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Mack EXBX Tank Transporter - close up
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Cool tank transporters, Gazza! Just curious, do you ever have an opportunity to use tank transporters in a game? I still want some either way!
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redleg wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2024 10:35 am
Cool tank transporters, Gazza!
Thank you.
Just curious, do you ever have an opportunity to use tank transporters in a game?
Not yet, but I can think of 3 opportunities:
  1. Recovery of disabled vehicles in a multi-game campaign.
  2. Recovery of disabled vehicles in a points-based game. You don't lose as many points for recovered vehicles.
  3. The capture and recovery of a new enemy vehicle.
I still want some either way!
It's the start of a slippery slope. Once you've got your recovery vehicles, bridging equipment etc. what's next medical units? field kitchens? The list is almost endless :D

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Re: Gazza's Stuff

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It's been quite some time since I posted an update of this project. It's a WWII US Airborne Battalion for a friend. The figures are by Adler Miniatures; the metal bases are by Precision Wargames Supplies; and the paints are my usual combination of Vallejo, Games Workshop, and Humbrol. These photos were taken just before I started on their final coat of matt varnish.

US Airborne Battalion
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BHQ
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Companies A & B
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Companies C & D (Support)
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A Few Close-ups
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Great looking infantry Gazza! Especially those mortars - gotta love the mortars!
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Your Airborne Infantry look great, Gazza! You also did a fine job on basing them as well.

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Thanks chaps, here's the final result after their coat of matt varnish.

The Whole Battalion
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Slightly Closer
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Close-ups

Command Stand
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PHQ Stand
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Infantry Stand
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Mortar Stand
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LMG Stand
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Bazooka Stand
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Great looking troops Gazza! And i have to say, great photography as well!
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