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Offline Jon Suth

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Normandy WW2 in 20mm Big Build
« on: January 26, 2011, 02:05:20 PM »
Finally had a chance to upload some shots of the latest progress on the Normandy collection.  Working through it fairly well at the moment.  Still lots to do.  First up some British and Allied bits and pieces and then some German vehicles.  Next big job will be to sort out the rest of the German soft skins, lots of Hanomags and trucks to tidy up, weather and base.

A regiment of PzIIIs - mixed bag here of metal and plastic kits:



British bren gun carriers, some metal and the rest are resin:



British scout cars and forward observers:



Close up of one of the forward observer conversions, originally got this in desert sand, I've added the HAT crew men too:



British radio truck being tarted up:



One of the new Sherman Fireflies:



And three of them:



Another shot of the PzIIIs:



German radio truck:



Ostwind?



Pair of Jagdpanthers:



British trucks undergoing weathering and dry-brushing:



Scruffing up a jagdtiger:



Next up will be German soft skins and armoured cars, then back to the British to sort out the half tracks and so on.

Offline Belgian

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Re: Normandy WW2 in 20mm Big Build
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2011, 05:51:06 PM »
Awesome!!!  :-* just love massive amounts of 1/72 vehicles!!
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Offline gamer Mac

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Re: Normandy WW2 in 20mm Big Build
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2011, 07:22:20 PM »
Nice set of vehicles.
What rules are they for?
Sorry for being a button counter but in the first photo there appears to be move Pfz IV than Pfz III's.


Offline Jon Suth

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Re: Normandy WW2 in 20mm Big Build
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2011, 08:56:01 AM »
I've used Rapid Fire, considering Flames of War, but will probably opt to use my own set which are going to published later this year. 

Offline General

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Re: Normandy WW2 in 20mm Big Build
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2011, 05:17:27 AM »
Great armies! :)

Offline Jon Suth

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Re: Normandy WW2 in 20mm Big Build
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2011, 09:10:42 AM »
Thanks General - the downside is I won't be the first person to play with them!  Normandy 1944 is one of the periods we're putting on for the wargame holidays centre. 
In a week or two I'll need to make a couple of hundred of foot of more bocage, the infantry are sorted I think. 

Offline General

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Re: Normandy WW2 in 20mm Big Build
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2011, 11:17:15 PM »
Very cool!

Offline Jon Suth

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Re: Normandy WW2 in 20mm Big Build
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2011, 09:52:14 AM »
I've just made a couple of buckets of flock for the bocage building session.  I've still got a bg sheet of rubberised horsehair ready to cut up, dunk in wood glue, flock and hot glue gun to banks.

Offline recon

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Re: Normandy WW2 in 20mm Big Build
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2011, 07:20:31 AM »
yep we are rapid fire gamers here in denmark well the people i know,20mm is the best scale ,great selection of both armies

Offline BillK

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Re: Normandy WW2 in 20mm Big Build
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2011, 08:11:26 PM »
That is one impressive build.

Offline Jon Suth

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Re: Normandy WW2 in 20mm Big Build
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2011, 09:34:06 AM »
Well the Normandy collection is ready for shipping out to Crete.  Just got some bocage sections to finish off.  Here are some of the latest bits and pieces that have been done.  There's a mix of stuff here - some were done by Tim some time ago, other bits were tidied up purchases and others started and finished from scratch.

































I'll try and get some shots of more German stuff up soon.

Offline infelix

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Re: Normandy WW2 in 20mm Big Build
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2011, 09:44:49 AM »
That is a very impressive army

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Re: Normandy WW2 in 20mm Big Build
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2011, 11:01:28 AM »
That is a very impressive army

Indeed, especially the box of Shermans 8)
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Offline Jon Suth

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Re: Normandy WW2 in 20mm Big Build
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2011, 11:24:22 AM »
Thanks - here's some more of the same - this time predominantly Germans and the infantry. 

German half tracks first:















































































New scratchbuilt buildings for Normandy next - I've done about a dozen new ones to add to the collection.

Offline Calimero

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Re: Normandy WW2 in 20mm Big Build
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2011, 11:31:44 AM »

Very nice work. Are the commonwealth figures British or Canadians? ;)

 

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