Donnerstag, 31. Januar 2013

Sonntag, 27. Januar 2013

The Guild - project 2013 (2)

Gentlemen,

as written earlier I joined this years "the guild" project build.
My idea is to work on late war winter Soviets - just to have respectable "foes" for my "Oder-Germans".
Started out with some infantry and worked on at least three sets: Zvesda Scouts, Revell´s "Sibirians" and my all time favored Italeri "Winter Soviets". The Revell set is of nice topic with those "Biathlon" Ski-hunters. But... the sprue and figures don´t follow todays quality standards. We have much flash on the sprue, the figures are a bit flat and the faces are live-less.
Having the Zvesda Scouts at home I came to the idea to place them on the skis from the Revell-set.

Was quite placed with the results.
Here are some of the pictures... more on the website from "The guild".

Cheers
Per-Birk


Donnerstag, 24. Januar 2013

The Guild - Build Project 2013

Gentlemen,

some days back I decided to join up the 2013 build project of "the guild" forum.
I am out with some later war Soviets. These should batlle my "Oder" Germans.
Well....

here is the link:
http://www.guildwargamers.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=104&t=26678

Cheers
Per-Birk

Donnerstag, 17. Januar 2013

Battlegroup Oder #6b (AK-AK)

Gentlemen,

some 15 years back I build up the Airfix ´88 gun. Was not realy pleased with that gunny but hold it for some years. Last year Zvesda came out with a new rendition of this multi-purpose weapon. Bought it last week and could not resist to build it up immediately.
I´m speechless. What a goddess of a gun.  Zvesda did a perfect job here. No comparison to the upmentioned Aifix ´88.
Well... what do we have here? First of all: A snap-fit, no-glue, fast-build model. Extremly welcome for the wargamer. Second: A highly sophisticated model, good shaped, lots of details, perfect fitting. This one cold turn out into a piece of art. Third: Costs of 8 Euros for a perfect multi-purpose gun plus four operating gunners. Got it?

Well ... beside any enthusiasm...: Had much fun here. This Zvesda ´88 is highly recommended.
The gun is hand-painted with Vallejo paints. The gun shield recieved a white wash in the hairspray way. I used the plastic base that came along with Zvesda kit. Mother nature was brought to me by Silfloor and Woodland. The snow is baking-powder.
Cheers
Per-Birk








Sonntag, 13. Januar 2013

Battlegroup Oder #6a (Regimental Artillery)

Gentlemen,
the battlegroup is growing. Slowly but steady. We have Grenadiers, we have StuG´s, we have "what if support" and we will have tanks. Like many other Battlegroups this (my) unit won´t have any Artillery on it´s own. But ... there is always Divisional and Regimental support. Yes there nice guys around that will give you the extra punch - when needed.  In this case we will have some Regimental Arty support. Those men from the Reg. will give what they can effort. We will see a mixed group of plain Artillery Guns plus AT-Guns (HE able). We will also see a mixture of transport... from horse limbers to FAMO heavies.


During the last weeks I collect some kits that would look nice for a mixed up artillery unit. Have around the 105mm from Armourfast and Revell, a vehicle from Co. Ace plus the Trumpeter FAMO for transport. I also have the nice Zvesda ´88 that will give the extra AT punch. Figures will be taken from the Zvesda "Ak-AK" set, from the Preiser AT-gunners and from the Revell gunners. Would say I have enough for a good start - but eventually more would come along (Looking for some havieer Revell guns plus some Opel Blitz for transport).
I suppose this will be at least a four weeks project as I did not have any experience with Ace kits (the "French" Pionierwagen P 107) nor with the Trumpeter FAMO (wich has eventually toooooo many parts for me). Please stay tuned.

Cheers
Per-Birk

Donnerstag, 10. Januar 2013

Battlegroup Oder #5 (StuG Coy finished)


Gentlemen,

quite pleased to finish my StuG company. This company concists of three vehicles. Well .... must say this was an intense work during the last weeks but I am quite pleased to have these Sturmis ready. These three guns belong to the best I have made during the last months and I am quite proud to encounter my wargaming friends with these. Wanted to have these tanks like old veterans guns and I guess they look alike.
Found it quite interesting to have
a) a high priced Dragon StuH 42
b) a mid priced Revell StuG 40
c) a low to no priced PSC StuG G
on the workbench. Nice comparison. Can´t find much difference here. The Dragon StuH45 is fantastic.... but there are too many fidly parts for a wargamer (like me). This one is just right for for the in-scaler. The Revell StuG is perfect. During the years I build up many Revell vehicles. Must say I get a bit partial.... Revell is fantanstic. The fast-build PSC is also fantastic. In wargaming you can´t go out with PSC. Three vehicles for the price of one Dragon tank. I guess ... that´s it. The track of the StuG is a bit poor. HHHmmm not quite pleased. But the shape, details and size are convincing. I am really going to like PSC.