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.
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...:
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 ....
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.