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Offline Digits

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Re: How far to Moscow?
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2021, 11:43:39 AM »
Absolutely!  I didn’t think you’d stop there! Lol
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Re: How far to Moscow?
« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2021, 11:38:23 AM »
Absolutely!  I didn’t think you’d stop there! Lol

So I didn't.  Next up is a farm compex using N Guage plastic railway models.  Here they are in basic form.



I added some bits of stuff to break up the rather stark outline.





And then with a little paint.



I think I will add a litle more hay to the piles and perhaps the odd flower or tuft to break up the sameness but otherwise I am happy. 

Sadly too many of the N Guage buildings are wrong for the period but I do have my eyes on a small factory complex.  Otherwise I will stick to more Eastern Front resin models which are on order.

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Re: How far to Moscow?
« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2021, 08:03:17 PM »
 Not bad at all, Gary. They look the part.

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Re: How far to Moscow?
« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2021, 12:00:38 PM »
Not bad at all, Gary. They look the part.

Thanks Richard.

I have been busy over the last week or so and not had the time to post.  However I have managed to finish off a few more buildings and some other scenery.







This gives me a reasonable set of terrain to play over.  The roads are by Fat Frank and the telegraph poles are N Guage Railway accessories.  The teddybear fur mat is ok but I need to do a little shaving and some colouring to give me a more Eastern Front look and also to keep it to scale a little more. Then the road sections will be able to lay flat.



The figures and armour from Pendraken and Victrix have arrived so I shall tackle them next.

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Re: How far to Moscow?
« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2021, 02:35:07 PM »
Looking really good, I do like the onion-dome.   :-*


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Re: How far to Moscow?
« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2021, 10:09:39 AM »
You are fairly battering these oulooking forward to you progress with the miniatures

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Re: How far to Moscow?
« Reply #21 on: April 19, 2021, 06:15:50 PM »
These are really sweet!

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Re: How far to Moscow?
« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2021, 01:27:31 PM »
Looking really good, I do like the onion-dome.   :-*

You are fairly battering these oulooking forward to you progress with the miniatures

These are really sweet!

Thanks guys

With the miniatures having arrived I started out on the armour as I was quite taken aback as to how small the miniatures were.

First up is some Victrix Late War German Armour plastic.   L-R Panther, PzIV and Stug.  And I realised that I had forgotten to order some transfers so they remain to be finished off.



Then some Pendraken metal AFVs - Pz III and Pz IV alongside a Victrix Stug this time based.



Given this is the first time I had painted anything of this scale I was reasonably pleased with the finished product.

Then with these under my belt, I turned my attention to the figures themselves.  God they are small - tiny even and my tried and trusted painting method did not suit them at all.  Here's my first stab.

First up is the Bn HQ, with a planning desk and a Kubelwagen.  I realised that I was missing a dice holder, hence the base is unfinished.



Then the Fowrad Observation Officers party with Radio Op and Kubelwagen.



The good news about the painting is that it takes no time at all.  In fact waiting for the paint to dry is the longest period.  I do however intend to experiment a little with the painting at this scale and see if I can't improve a little.


Next up are the companies themselves plus the support weapons.  More to come later this week.

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Re: How far to Moscow?
« Reply #23 on: April 21, 2021, 03:00:24 PM »
So how do these compare to your normal size?
I found painting 15mm small enough

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Re: How far to Moscow?
« Reply #24 on: April 21, 2021, 07:44:07 PM »
So how do these compare to your normal size?
I found painting 15mm small enough

Too bloody small.  The tanks were fine but the figures are way too small for my eyes, especially guiven that I hadn't painted anything below 28mm before.

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Re: How far to Moscow?
« Reply #25 on: April 23, 2021, 07:41:37 PM »
Got stuck into the infantry.  First company are finished.  Bases are 30mm x 20mm with three figures representing a Section (three Sections to a Platoon). The Coy HQ is on a round 30mm base.



Also finished off the Bn HQ base by adding a couple of dice holders.  One will represent the Bn Orders which influence who has the initiative.  The other (not shown) will represent how long the enemy artillery barrage lasts which interferes with deployment.



And finally some fire support. From L to R 75mm Inf Gun, two 37mm PAK 36 and a 50mm Pak 38.  Bases are 30mm x 40mm.


 

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