Wednesday, 24 October 2012

PBI Germans.

A couple of additions to the PBI German force I am creating. To the right is a Sdkfz 251/1D Hanomag Halftrack. You can just see on the machine gunners helmet cover that it has been painted in Oak Leaf (autumn) pattern. All my Germans are painted in a variety of camouflage patterns as well as Field grey. I wanted them to have a rag-tag "campaign" feel and not to be uniform. Maybe they are from different units and gave just been put together for this one mission, or maybe they are just using whatever uniforms they happen to have come across. The Vehicle is a King and Kerr resin one piece casting I picked up a couple of years ago and have only just gotten round to finishing. (As fast as usual!) Sometimes it just takes a while for things to get finished, other times I can manage it quite quickly, this was definitely one of those times mostly because I did not have a use for it. As the vehicle came attached to a resin base I have had to create a bigger base to avoid an obvious step. This will mean that I should add bases to all the German vehicles as well. If I do that, maybe I will to the American s as well, just to get a uniform look to the two forces.
Two LMG stands, both in a mixture of uniforms as mentioned above.These figures are Battlefront and are very nicely sculpted and cast, much better than the US troops. Given the difference in the sculpting I do wonder about the quality of their range as a whole, I can only imagine time will tell. The trees are simple twigs painted in a couple of different greys and with a grey-green side to one side. I am very happy with the effect they add to each stand. In a way it was necessary as the LMGs would have nothing to rest on otherwise!
Well I am not going to labour the point. That's today's post, thanks for reading. Next post is on Friday and don't forget we now have less than 9 weeks til Xmas! Take care Clint.
 

8 comments:

  1. Been years since I played PBI. Nice painting.

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    1. Peter Pig is currently re-writing PBI. Expect it re-published middle of next year. Existing Armies should be compatable with the new rules so no need to build new armies!

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  2. Nice work, imo late war Germans should look a bit ragtag!

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    1. Thanks Mate and Agreed Late war Germans should not be "Factory Finish!"

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  3. 9 weeks thanks for the reminder you git. Nice looking halftrack and LMG units. The foliage on the LMG stands out nicely

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    1. Yep 9 weeks It scared me when I found out. (2 more paychecks gulp....I wonder if I can make any pressies!!).

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  4. Nice figures Clint, I like the tree stump on the infantry base.

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