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Offline Helen

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Re: Battlegroup Bits - WW2 in 20mm
« Reply #495 on: April 27, 2021, 10:25:22 PM »
Winter clothed Yanks look good.
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Re: Battlegroup Bits - WW2 in 20mm
« Reply #496 on: April 28, 2021, 12:24:12 PM »
Those Yanks look really good.  :-* :-*

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Re: Battlegroup Bits - WW2 in 20mm
« Reply #497 on: April 28, 2021, 03:47:34 PM »
Cracking stuff :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

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Re: Battlegroup Bits - WW2 in 20mm
« Reply #498 on: May 02, 2021, 10:30:51 PM »
German sniper by AB.

Did it last night for a guide on painting Splinter camo in my new FB group...

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Re: Battlegroup Bits - WW2 in 20mm
« Reply #499 on: May 04, 2021, 01:12:50 AM »
Back to 4BO...


Offline gamer Mac

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Re: Battlegroup Bits - WW2 in 20mm
« Reply #500 on: May 04, 2021, 10:05:33 AM »
Lovely  :-* :-*  :-*
Is the bofors gun scratch built?

Offline FreakyFenton

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Re: Battlegroup Bits - WW2 in 20mm
« Reply #501 on: May 04, 2021, 02:06:40 PM »
The shading/layering of colours is quite impressive and I really like the transitions. Will you add scratches and some weathering to them or paint the details and use them like that? Either case, looking forward to seeing whatever you go with!

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Re: Battlegroup Bits - WW2 in 20mm
« Reply #502 on: May 04, 2021, 06:53:03 PM »
Lovely  :-* :-*  :-*
Is the bofors gun scratch built?

I believe it's the Zvezda 37mm (which was, as I understand it - more or less a Soviet copy of the Bofors?) in 1/72nd slotted into the new Zvezda Gaz trucks.



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Offline V

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Re: Battlegroup Bits - WW2 in 20mm
« Reply #503 on: May 04, 2021, 10:52:05 PM »
Yes... Zvezda 37mm AA gun.

Which if course should not be mounted on a Gaz-AAA as it wasn't rated for that load.

Generally the Gaz had the 25mm AA gun, which looks similar. The 37mm was mounted on the Zis-6 that looks similar... just heftier!

However... and there is always a however with WW2.

In 1941 the Red Army did trial mounting several 37mm on GAZ trucks. The attempts on the single axle version show exactly what a bad idea it was...



Also its known that local unit factory workshops also tried it and a pic exists of one on a double axle Gaz-AAA.

Whether or not they would have lasted long with the weight and force of recoil, probably mattered little at the time. So its an almost unlikely combo... but maybe not. Plus I have it magnetised so can pop it on the ground mount and swop it for a quad Maxim AA gun.

Anyway... stuck decals on them all. Got to love the Soviet lack of markings!


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Re: Battlegroup Bits - WW2 in 20mm
« Reply #504 on: May 05, 2021, 01:03:17 AM »
The decals look great,and your airbrush skills are jolly good too 8)
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Re: Battlegroup Bits - WW2 in 20mm
« Reply #505 on: May 08, 2021, 10:16:03 AM »
Still going...




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Re: Battlegroup Bits - WW2 in 20mm
« Reply #506 on: May 08, 2021, 02:10:24 PM »
Fabulous Tovarich! A weathering masterclass in progress  :-*

Offline gamer Mac

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Re: Battlegroup Bits - WW2 in 20mm
« Reply #507 on: May 08, 2021, 02:50:04 PM »
Cracking work :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

Offline V

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Re: Battlegroup Bits - WW2 in 20mm
« Reply #508 on: May 09, 2021, 01:58:08 AM »









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Re: Battlegroup Bits - WW2 in 20mm
« Reply #509 on: May 09, 2021, 07:21:07 AM »
Cracking stuff!

 

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