Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Onwards to France!

Hi all, it has been a long time since my last post. However, that doesn't mean I'm slacking though. We'll start things off with my tanks. In my previous post, I've asked whether my tanks were too dark. All of the feedbacks agreed that they were a bit on the darker shade. Pictured below is my second attempt on the grey; did I get it right or have I overdone it?


Both Arzmi and Khairul also commented on my previous army list, as playing with only four platoons is very risky in view of the new 3rd Edition missions. After a slight tweak to my list, I've moved on from the Mittlere Panzerkompanie list to the Leichte Panzerkompanie list, and proceed to purchase some of the products needed. Later on, I've realised that I've made a silly mistake when the products arrived. Initially, the plan was to purchase 3 Panzer IIC and some infantry platoons BUT I was careless enough not to amend the number of products required in the order purchase. Lo and behold, only 1 Panzer IIC in the package. Rummaging through the Blitzkrieg book once again, I've ended up with the Leichte Pioneerkompanie list. The fact that I already have the Luftwaffe 88 artillery and the MG team infantry (from Late War) have greatly facilitated the list building. Here's the army shot.


My list was made to play a 1750pts game. The extra Panzer I B, Panzer III and MG team infantry will allow me to go up to 2000pts (if anyone is willing). If you noticed, the paint scheme and decal placement of my Stuka is a bit different from what was posted in the Blitzkrieg book and the online site, but it is not from my simple whim. The reference was actually based from one of the WW2 forums online. However, the execution aspect is another matter. Here's the Stuka up close.


The miniatures themselves will also get a new ride. The days of travelling in the Vendetta box is a thing of the past, they will now travel in this. Credits to Edwin for being true to your words.


Since everything has been painted, my troops are ready for war. Onwards to France!

9 comments:

  1. Wow...your army is done. Congrats bro!! You can have a test game this week :)

    Though i think the stuka color scheme is a bit light...Is it done or are you still working on it?

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    1. Thanks. It was actually completed a week ago, but only had time to post this up now.

      Since the decals has been placed, it's considered done (for now), unless if you can suggest of a way to make it better without ruining the decals.

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  2. Careful line washing will immediately make it look darker. Plus you could paint the engine exhaust german grey or gunmetal depending on your preference. Line washing above the decals will actually make them look painted on. Some final weathering with straight up pigments will seal the deal :)

    But that's just me. It looks fine as it is bro;)

    Go find some allied soldiers to dive bomb!!! For the third reich!!!

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    1. Do you mean line washing on the crevices? Other than the eldar vehicles, I've never done any in this smaller scale. Will need a few pointers on this; care to show how it's done this hobby night?

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  3. Nice looking stuka! Love it. Was there a historical reason for the yellow stripes? One would have thought that it made it easier for the allies to spot it and shoot it down. Come to think of it ... if the stuka was diving straight down with the sun on its back, the stripes wouldn't have mattered I guess.

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    1. Thanks.

      I can't quite recall why the yellow stripes were there, but almost all of the pictures of the early war Stuka has them. When in doubt, follow suit ;p

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  4. Nice!!! Certainly puts pressure on me to finish my Leichte Panzerkompanie. See you in France!

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  5. Great job getting all that DONE!

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  6. Thanks, but as Khairul pointed out, the Stuka might need a bit more work.
    Next post will be the updated Stuka.

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