Mittwoch, 29. Mai 2013

The Guild - Iron Fist Group Build


I am quite lame with modeling these days but have one good reason....: My garden. Do luv my garden and spend many hours here these days.

Modeling is extremely reduced but I managed to build up two (!) entries for a "Guild" group build.
These days Guild group build is about late war / final days of ww2. I like to share some of the pictures here...:

First entry is "Kampfraum Frankfurt/ Oder". A group of ten late war grenadiers with Panzerschrecks/Panzerfausts. The figures are from the Pegasus range, one from TQD and another one from CP Models. Had some "head-swap" on the officer who received a Preiser head.

The second entry is called "Ruhrkessel". The story behind that sounds somewhat special....:

During late war the Germans had a strange favour for static defenses that were made from used and spare (often heavily used) tank turrets.
It is also quite known that the Germans had a gusto for Soviet heavy tanks. They literally grapped their hands on every KV that was littering around in 1941....
Here the story begins.
While researching the KV 2 tank in German Service (Beute-Panzer) I stumble about the following www-site...:

We found a picture here (second last of the page) of a KV 2 that was (obviously) used in the 1945 Ruhrkessel fightings to protect the Krupp works against American troops. This picture make me think ....

Had enough KV 1/KV 2 parts on the bench to build up a KV 2 that could represent a vehicle that was used in late war as a static defense. The vehicle itself is on the desperate side of life. Unable to drive anywere it was left somewere to protect valuable locations. One single grenadier is with the KV. We don´t know why this gentlemen is having his gasmask on. Doomsday is commin.


Dienstag, 7. Mai 2013

Towaritsch Ford


one of my all time favorites in braille scale are the ground vehicle sets from Academy. Lovely little gems they are. Here is one of them... a Ford GPA in Soviet service.
Painting was done with Humbrol acrylics, the man on the front seat is from the Preise range.

Donnerstag, 2. Mai 2013

The Guild - Group build 30mm base (2)


as hoped, I was able to build up one more little 30mm dio.
Having little time (as always) I did this here in a one-night speed build.

Titel is "Commandos!" and I would say it is self-explaining. Two Commandos raid a railroad-line with explosives. The Commandos are from the Caesar range. Would say one of the best Caesar sets available.

Railparts UK-made from Peco. Would say the best model-railtrack in the world.

The group-build is now finished. There are some 30+ entries, most of them true masterpieces of imagination and craftmanship.  All of them worth a look.
Here is the link: