Saturday, December 30, 2017

4th Quarter Painting

Nice to have a camera that sort of works again..!

First of all, some Soviets:
Pegasus Maxim Crew 
Pegasus Fast-Build T-26s
 Nice little kits these. Vastly superior to the Minairons offering.
Strelets Winter War Russians
They do what it says o the box, but no heavy weapons. I have painted a full battalion of these but have looked to Pegasus and Zvezda for specialists. Any more infantry I buy will be Pegasus, I think.

Next, a couple of guns for the Finns:
These are HaT Industrie hard plastic Putilov 76.2mm Field Guns
These guns were the mainstay of the Finnish field artillery during the Winter War. Obsolescent and short of ammunition, the Finnish gunners performed creditably with them.

Next up came some Prince August homecast additions for my son's little Saxon army:
Rump-a-tump-tump, rump-a-tump-tump
This is the narrow wheelbase version as I couldn't get the axles to cast properly! 
 And finally, the DAK came to town. Kits from PSC.
Early mark PzKw IIIs
Everyone's favorite eight-wheeled armored cars:
What's not to love?
There's other stuff - some PSC PAK38s, a Horch heavy car and a couple of SdKfz 251s. Bit of a slow burner though and I don't expect to have them in a war-gameable condition until the second half of the year.

Plans? Oh, the Finns need a few tweaks. I'd like to get a few ski-companies, a couple of Reindeer drawn sledges and I am still waiting on a brace of AT guns. Surprisingly thy already have air support in the shape of an old FROG Fokker and a Blenheim MK1. The Soviets will need to expand to at least regimental strength with an attached armored battalion and other supporting arms. They have some Polikarpov fighters, but i would like to track down a Tupolev SB-2 bomber to try supplu drops into their mottis.

I want to get into some winter terrain. I have some white 'chino' cotton for base cloths and some 'winter' pine trees, but need to put field fortifications and a couple of bunkers together.

Another company of PSC PZ IIIs would be welcome too!


Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely! I am especially drawn to the HAT guns and, of course, the Prinz August items, but everything looks great. Happy New Year, old bean!

Best Regards,


Bloggerator said...

Thanks Stokes,

Appreciate it!

Best wishes for the new year to you and the family.


Phil said...

Beautiful vehicles...and I love this first vignette, atmospheric and wonderful!