during the years I painted most of my German vehicles in a desert yellow tone. I was always quite pleased to work with Tamiya or Vallejo acrylics in combination with an airbrush.
During my wargaming trip to Danmark I noticed that most of my friends have givn´away their airbrush equipment in exchange to quite simple spray cans. These guys achieve excellent results with "Army Sprays" from PSC plus a chipping medium from company Citadel plus a decent water mixed wash from Vallejo. Quite simple, quite fast and quite convincing.
Back at my homeplace I thought to give this simplified technique a chance. I orderd a spray in "Dunkel-Gelb" a wash for dark yellow and a chipping medium for all the corners and edges of my vehicles.
I tried this technique on a "Puma" from Hasegawa and a Dragon scout car. Dunkel-Gelb is quite on the "green-side" of live but I found the results extrem interesting and worth a try. I like to share some of the results here.
Dienstag, 23. September 2014
Mittwoch, 10. September 2014
This evening I am booked on a flight to Denmark, to meet up some of my war gaming friends. We will stay together until Saturday evening and I´m looking forward for some real fun. Theme would be northern Europe in 1944. Usually my friends will come along with vast plastic armies; Don´t have anything to compare in size but thought to have two small task forces from each side with me. Both “battle-groups” are quite mobile and will do a good job in skirmishing, scouting and holding positions to some degree.
Just before leaving to airport I will share some images of my little battle groups.
My German “Kampfgruppe” was build around a half-track and a “Beute” Universal carrier; both from PSC. As mentioned in an earlier post the Sd.Kfz 251/22 receive its main gun from a (Roden) spare part; while Universal Carrier got its upgrade from the Sd.Kfz 251 of PSC.
Both vehicles come along with six Infantrymen, all from Company Italeri. YES they are Paratroopers but I painted them in the Luftwaffe Field Style. A Sniper, a mortar men, a machine gun…. Guess they could deliver some punch.
The British force is build around two Staghounds and two Lloyd Carriers (PSC). The Staghounds are from Company Cromwell, quite straightforward builds. The Lloyds will run in the Infantry carrying role; most prominent is the Lloyd carrier with Sergeant Nigel O´Hara and Lt. Richard Todd. Beware: These guys don´t have the recently found Panzerschreck for decoration.
The vehicles are accompanied by a small group of grimy berserks. These men are from PSC and Company Caesar. Would say the fit together quite good.
Mittwoch, 3. September 2014
Plastic Soldier Comp. is around with two reliable kits of a fast-building Sd.Kfz. 251.
These kits/sets offer the most common sub-versions of the 251 half-track, a flame version, the "Stummel", etc..
Not gettable from PSC is the 251/22, a late-war 7.5mm PaK-upgrade of the half-track. Never mind! Over the years I stored a quite nice 7.5mm PaK 40 from Comp. Roden in the spare box. And ... this gun fits just perfectly into the half-track.
My rendition of the 251/22 is getting in a ready stage. Looks quite convincing to me. Again PSC made a good job.