|88, fresh off the boat in Tripoli|
So, 6 weeks ago I finished off my Team Yankee Soviet stuff I had been working on, and since then I have been pretty busy. Went to Arizona for 2 weeks, so what have I been up to? Painting old DAK units. I had a box of 88s that I bought 5 years ago, Panzer IIIs I had from 2012, and Panzer IVs from the first release of Plastic Soldier Company. With this weekend's Petawawa MW tournament, it was a good time to get cracking and get these guys finally on the table. Pics after the jump
|88s still on trails. There is youtube footage of them firing like this at Matildas, also, not all of them had gun-shields.|
So as with the rest of my DAK, I went with the high-contrast Steve Maclaughlin look. SIGMA technical pens to the rescue! Also note my 88 command vehicle is a 'Saurer' from Austria with the funky road wheels and tracks!
|Pzr III's with short guns. 2IC is a converted Rettemeier model also with short gun.|
|Decals by Dom. I usually hate decals, note painted crosses, but these look great after applying the Decal Medium.|
And finally, Pzr IV platoon. These were originally late war models, but I then converted them all to have the short 7.5cm gun. They also have lead weights inside, I hate how lightweight the plastics are. I guess I like hefty models.
|4 Pzr IVs with CO tank.|
|Painted div symbol and DAK palm tree on grey undercoat. The numbered decals are fine but I hate working with smaller decals so I paint these by hand. I just am terrible painting curved numbers and letters I guess!|