Monday, 15 April 2019

German Armour for 1940

While I wait (with little hope) for the balance of the BTD order to arrive (and accordingly, a backup plan involving eBay and a seller of BTD figures is in place), I quickly hurled together a Warlord Games plastic Pz IV that I found on eBay at a decent price.

Resisting the temptation to fully remodel the driver and machine gunner positions to make an accurate 'D' version, I just removed the moulding for the 'Rommelkist', draped a flag to disguise the incorrect engine deck, and turned a blind eye to the other minor inaccuracies.

So a quick pic later..


Weathering is a few smears and plenty of dust. It's hot in France in May and June 1940. There's also one of the very nice 1/48 ICM Sdkfz 222 kits assembled in Panzer Grey.

3 comments:

  1. You do realise that this colour scheme dates from 31st July 1940. Prior to this the Germans used Two Thirds Panzer Grey-One Third Maroon Brown Blotches. http://www.panzertracts.com/PZfacts.htm

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  2. Yes, I do. But I want these vehicles to do double duty for Barbarossa, and as the common mental image of the period is grey tanks, I'm happy to take some artistic licence. Plus the photographic evidence for the universality of the the grey/brown scheme is not conclusive, and personally, I think it looks rubbish.

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  3. LOL thats OK then, though if you find decent photos you can see the mixed colour scheme quite clearly

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