Thursday, 23 October 2014

Bolt Action: Late War German Armour

Every so often, I put my soldiers on parade on the lounge dining table.

Today it was the turn of my Late WWII German armour in 1/48-50 scale.

From left to right we have:

  1. a quad 20mm flak gun on a half-tracked tractor and a Marder III SP anti-tank gun
  2. two Tiger Is heavy tanks, late model and a STUG III with skirts
  3. three Panther medium-heavy tanks, and
  4. a PUMA armoured car and a Kubelwagon.
Add in some Panzergrenadiers and you have a really hairy force - the GroƟdeutschland at Kursk, perhaps.

The camo is standard German 'dark yellow' from Tamiya. Green and terracotta patterns were added in the field by the vehicle crews. The paint was issued as a paste, diluted with water, petrol or some such and then slapped on with whatever came to hand - maybe a floor brush. So the camo shouldn't look too regular or neat.

Models by Corgi (ready painted die-cast), Tamiya and Italieri.

The crews of the Marder and Kubelwagon are Warlord Games 28 mm.

I feel a Tank War coming on. :)