German DAK Vehicles – Part II

Took advantage of a gloomy rainy day to put the finishing touches on a Sd.Kfz. 251/1 Ausf. C for my Afrika Korps. This is the Warlord plastic kit that I received for my birthday a few years ago. Markings are from Archer and Warlord.


German DAK Vehicles – Part I

A few weeks ago we started our Mediterranean Bolt Action League at Huzzah. Instead of being smart and playing Americans, an army I can field with zero work, I decided to run DAK, an army I hadn’t even started.

Here are the first group of vehicles I completed. A motorcycle/sidecar combo from Warlord, a Panzer III from Rubicon and Rommel’s 250/3 Greif from Perry. The markings on the 250/3 are from Company B.


German Staff Car and Sd.Kfz. 250 (Neu)

Last weekend I put the finishing touches on this die-cast German Staff Car that had been sitting around for several months in a partially finished state. It was a toy that I bought years ago when Walmart was carrying a small line of 1/48 WWII vehicles. It may be from 21st Century Toys.

I unscrewed the body from the chassis, removed the clear plastic windows, and gave it a fresh paint job as it was gray with green camouflage. I then added some new markings from Archer and Peddinghaus, and finished it of with Vallejo Premium Matt Varnish.

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Last weekend also saw me sneak in another session of The Game of Kings – Chain of Command. The German support list has a nifty 4 man recon group with a 250. I wanted to field it, but didn’t have a 250 that I was particularly fond of. I did however have a 250 Neu from Blitzkrieg that was unfinished. In record turn-around time (for me) I finished this thing in about two hours, not counting drying time. Markings are from Rubicon and Archer.

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FIW Colonial Settlers

A few gamers at the store have been selling others on the merits of Army Painter Quickshade, so I decided to give it a try. I need a little more practice with it, but overall I’m fairly pleased. In general it won’t produce any award winning masterpieces, but it is great for getting “line troops” finished up.

My first use was on these colonial settlers for Muskets & Tomahawks. They are a mix of Conquest and Old Glory figures. Not the best, but good enough for the tabletop.


Giant Monster Gaming – Godzilla

I’m going to try some giant monster gaming with my son and have started to gather a few of the combatants. The owner of my FLGS was kind enough to part with this collectible Godzilla. I glued some sand and scale railroad ballast to the base, then dry brushed it with some grays. More to come…

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The Shadow Over Isigny-sur-Mer – Antagonists

With less than two weeks to go before this goes live at Cold Wars, I finished up the collection of “bad guys”. Enjoy the rogues gallery.


The Shadow Over Isigny-sur-Mer – Protagonists

More progress on my Lovecraftian game for Cold Wars. Here’s some shots of the protagonist miniatures, and the format of the 8.5″ x 11″ sheets I’ll be handing out to the players.


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