Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Sd Kfz 251's Halftracks

Once again,I'm adding more backlogged pictures.
This is my first attempt at painting vechicles.They are 3 Sd Kfz 251's and 1 Sd Kfz 250/9 that was sent on accident,that I then decided to use as my command track as it stands out from the others. ;)
I Like my vehicles dirty and worn,with a light mud,but not heavy caked on mud, because I don't think it turns out at this size very well.It was a real challenge painting them,because it's very different from what I normally do.I block painted them and did some controlled dry brushing, black lining,and a very little bit of ink.
I decided on an ambush camo scheme that I have always found to be very interesting.
I experimented with lighting,so please excuse the different shades. Perhaps, if you have time you could tell me which pics looked the best and any pointers. :D
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NB 41's to include command and spotter

These NB 41 Rocket Launchers could be quite frighting to enemy with the screeching noise they would make when launching and of course the destruction they could bring.
Here is my latest installment of NB 41's.I added more crew in German Fieldgray uniforms to the mix of camo to show they are in a more supporting role then actual front line troops.I again took some liberties with uniforms to reflect the individual nature of these troops as I did with the Gepanzerte Panzergrenadiers.
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Gepanzerte Panzergrenadier

For the small guys I prefer a pure blue background as terrain can often wash out the miniatures at this scale.
This project I've been working on for awhile and as part of my backlog of pictures I'm adding this.
As a start to my Panzerkompanie I first began with a Gepanzerte Panzergrenadier platoon. .I used a mix of Pea Dot,Oak Leaf and a few in German Fieldgrey trousers.
I hope some of you enjoy the pics.
Of Note:The idea is they are conducting operations through a village with some crumbling walls showing and the cobblestone streets are a bit overgrown.This will be the theme for my whole army.We are fighting Late War Normandy at our club.
A future project after completing the German Panzerkompanie will be US Airborne.
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