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.
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A few weeks ago as Part of the Eastern Front Bolt Action Campaign at my FLGS, they held a single miniature peer-voted painting competition. My winter German medic tied for third with John B.’s FJ LMG gunner. Here’s my entry pre-basing.
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.
So this is a decent way to wrap up the year – I now have no unpainted 28mm US infantry, crew, guns or vehicles. That doesn’t mean I’m actually finished. I’d like to add in some additional vehicles, but it’s still a good personal milestone. Here’s the tally: 2 guns, 9 vehicles, 180 infantry/crew.
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.
I had a feeling that my concept for Round 2 was a bit ambitious, and I was correct. I ended up withdrawing from the competition in the middle of last week as I knew I would never finish. I will finish the piece at some point, I’m just not sure when. I wish they ran the competition in the winter…