Samstag, 1. September 2012

A quick start for a german task force - Armour & Infantery

I will start a new project tonight. In our wargaming group we have a small problem. One of our guys build nearly all of our german troops. I know, WWII without the german army would have been a better time, but in case of our game we can´t play without the germans. Okay, sometimes I can play with my Italians against allied forces but they have not so much to choose for the lineup.

My idea now is to build up a german task force to have an alternative stock for german troops if needed.

I want to model these kits:

Why Armourfast? As I mentioned in a blogpost before. I´m not a good modeller and the most important fact is: I know it. :-)

Bought the three kits because StuG, Pz IV and Panther are units that fought in nearly every battle between 1941 and 1945. With this small collection of german tanks I can represent a wide variety of the german motor pool with look-a-likes.

Bought a pack of Italeri German Elite Troops to add those guys to my existing Revell German Infantry.

Hope I can show you the results soon...


*Update 02.09.2012 morning*

Result after 3,5 hours of building. That´s why it´s called ArmourFAST.


 
 
 
*Update 02.09.2012 afternoon*
 
First mission accomplished - 6 tanks ready for painting ;-)
 


Kommentare:

  1. Looks good, good choices, you might want to consider some Sdkfz 251s as well for troop transport/supports.

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    1. Good point, Dan. Tried to buy a kit Sdkfz 251s (yeah, again Armourfast) but my retailer would have to order them first. Didn´t want to wait for the other kits that´s why the transporters will come later.

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  2. Yeah some good stuff here, will watch this project with interest

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  3. Looking good so far.
    You might try Plastic Soldier Company as well. Fast assembly kits but looking much better than Armourfast to my mind: www.theplasticsoldiercompany.co.uk


    See you next weekend
    Stefan

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  4. Have you considered PSC 251s? They are the C version, but are quite good, you get 3 to a box and crew plus stowage.

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    1. Thx for this great advise, Dan! My favourite retailer has only the PSC 251s D version. Will think about an order when this project is finished.

      The PSC russian kits are looking quiet interesting for me, too ;-)

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  5. Sorry Kukuruz, I was think D and wrote C, you are right, they only have the D version, good from 1943, I think for quick build war gaming kits they are excellent, 3 of my 251s in the group build are PSC, and I don't think they really stand out from the gaming table.

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