This month my FLGS is starting an Eastern Front campaign for Bolt Action. I decided to loosely base my force on the 7th SS Volunteer Mountain Division Prinz Eugen. Most of the vehicles in their OOB were repurposed captured equipment, so I chose an FAI Russian armored car and a Flammpanzer B2(f) – a converted French Char B1 bis – for my list. Both of these kits are from Warlord.
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Continuing with my German support elements, here’s a Warlord LeIG 18 infantry gun. The gun model is superb, with nice detail and few mold lines. The crew figures left a little to be desired. They were poorly cast, and I’m not a fan of the fellow dragging the ammo crate as the pose seems a bit forced and unnatural. Overall though I am pleased with the piece, and hope that it will be a useful addition to my German forces.
As Tres and I have decided to play TFLs “29, Let’s Go!” campaign for Chain of Command (excellent, by the way), I ended up taking a small detour from my Colonial America project to work on some of the German support elements. This Pak 40 is from Crusader with foliage from Silflor. The gun and crew were typical Crusader – well sculpted and cleanly cast.
We’re playing a Battle of Britain campaign at the store using Wings of Glory. I wrote it using a Check Your 6! scenario book as a guide, and I have included several aircraft that aren’t available in the WoG line; fortunately they are available in resin from Armaments in Miniature. I brush painted these using AK Interactive acrylics, the marking are from Scale Specialties and The Goblin Factory, and the bases are from the WoG Aerodrome.
I love the old Bandai 1/48 kits, however if you loose or are missing a part, you’re pretty much screwed. Case in point, the windshield for my Schwimmwagen was AWOL. My less than elegant solution was to create a folded, canvas covered windshield from styrene stock and Green Stuff. I’ll do some further shaping and sanding when it dries, and see how it paints up.