Wednesday 30 November 2022

“I know nutting”

 Hi guys

I have very fond memories as a young child in the late 70s, staying over at my grandparents, they would let me watch my favourite TV show each night before bedtime, Hogans Hero’s, I haven’t watched the show since the 80s I’d think, but I remember Col Klink was always worried about being sent to the Easter front, and I have had a project buzzing around in the back of my mind for many years now of building a Luftwaffe field division army led by the hapless Col Klink and Sgt Schultz after 1 to many of Hogans hair brained schemes gets them in trouble and their fears are realised with a transfer to the Eastern front, but I had never found the right figures for the pare.

Recently I was perusing Simons Soldier for Germans to convert to WWII Hungarians, (great figures and service, no ties to Simons Soldier, just a very happy customer) I find the sculpting style to be very good for this particular conversion, and I can across Simons Volkssturm HQ pack, and spied a heavy set figure in a greatcoat, which would be a perfect start for a Sgt Schultz conversion, I’d need to give him a tunic and helmet, now to find a suitable Col Klink, a skinny officer, any ideas? I haven’t really checked my stash, but I will soon. 

Tuesday 29 November 2022

WIP 1/72 Sd.Kfz 7/1, 250/9, 223, part 4

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Did some more work on these 3 shelf queens, keep getting busy, but don’t want them to reclaim the shelf queen crown, the 7/1 just needs a little pastel chalk weathering and some flock on the base and I’ll call her done, the other 223 and 250/9 need bases, crew and some more weathering still.

Sunday 27 November 2022

Another German MC platoon

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After completing my own bike combos platoon, I am now doing a set on commission. I received a few comments on how some people wish they could sculpt with green stuff to achieve the same troops, so I have decided to take a different route with this lot, to give inspiration/ideas to those that have limited green stuff skills, for this lot I’ll try and use as much detail of existing figures, I’ll still need to use some green stuff, but will try and keep it limited, I’m using the same Italeri bike set x 4, the sidecar seated infantry will be ABs German seated infantry in greatcoats (link below), I’ve done some minor surgery to get them to fit, next I’ll give them head swaps to helmets, the only GS I’ll use on these figs is the raincoat flap across the back shoulders, I’m going to rummage through my plastic figures for greatcoated torsos to convert the riders. The bottom pic is of my previous effort using green stuff.

Tuesday 22 November 2022

German MC recon platoon finished

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These combos are finished, need to do the dismounts, HQ and support elements next, now doing another group on commission, will post pics of those as well. 

Tuesday 15 November 2022

WIP 1/72 German MC recon platoon Part 4

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These are about 60% done, starting to look the part now they have some colour, will start working on the dismounted troops and support elements soon.