Mittwoch, 29. Mai 2013

The Guild - Iron Fist Group Build

Gentlemen,

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...:
http://www.armchairgeneral.com/rkkaww2/galleries/ruscaptured/KV2.htm

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.









Cheers
Per

Kommentare:

  1. Brilliant stuff again, Per. The KV2 defence is great! Post some photos of your garden - I'm a gardening freak myself too, and would loe to see your plot.

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  2. They look great, I hope you get another Guild medal!

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  3. Hej! :) Looks really good. Keep up the good work.

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