Photos of 10mm WW2 Vehicles and Infantry for BKC
Painted in 2021
Since discovering Red 3 Minis at the PAW show last January (pre Lockdown!!) I've been slowly replacing, rebasing and repainting my 10mm WW2 armies, aiming to get a more coherent set of figures and vehicles for late war Germans, British and US forces on the table at some point under BKC IV
I've posted quite a few WiP shots so far on Twitter and Facebook, and also on my Blogger site, but have finally gotten round to doing some proper photos of the finished stuff as well in the lightbox. There is also lots more of this stuff on my Links Page
So, these are the "studio quality" shots of the German 10mm WW2 Vehicles and Infantry for BKC which I have recently painted. The British are on another page
Red 3 Hanomag
Here's a Red 3 Hanomag - a really crisp casting with well designed separate crew who are cast in 2 strips and just slot into the back of the cab.
The gunner is a third drop-in piece cast together with his gun and mantlet making this a very robust bit of kit
Hanomag in Action at Kubinka
Top down view
and the other way
How I painted the German Cammo
This is the first step - spraying with PSC Dunkelgelb, which happens to be a good match for Vallejo Middlestone
Then apply a a wash of army painter to go into the deep cuts of the model. I ended up just doing the crevices, but an all over wash is easier to do
After the wash has dried I brush over the bits that are on flat surfaces with another layer of wetter-than-drybrish Middlestone, then add the Vallejo Refractive Green in broad stripes, mixed about 50/50 with Middlestone to lighten it up
The next stage is to take a finer brush and add a central stripe to the pale green striped with undiluted Refractive Green - which you can clearly see on this King Tiger. It looks a bit crap at the moment - but don't panic!
Here is the same effect on the two Hanomags
...and a lot of armour too
Then do the same two step process with Chocolate Brown
Finally, as I have done with the one on the left, give the whole vehicle a good strong drybrish with Middle Stone / Dunkelgelb to soften the edges and shaging on the stripes
I now have a half-dozen of these, and some Engineering variants are no doubt going to be ordered soon too - but I'm waiting to see if any more variants get released so I can put in a bigger order.
The numbers are from Pendraken.
I know they may well not make sense as a system, but they are all different and they look cool to me so that's basically OK I reckon!
From above again
Half dozen Hanomags
250's for Recce, one is a 250/11 with 28mm gun, but could easily be the 250/9 with 37mm I think.
The crew and gun drops in as one pre-cast unit to the upgunned one, but I've added an extra perching Arrowhead Minis tank rider crewman for more variety
The glue hadn't dried when I took this photo!
No alien attack scenario I promise !
Rear view showing the detail on the Arrowhead tank riders uniform
This is an old Pendraken StuG, originally an infantry support version with a short barrel gun
Somehow I managed to mislay the barrel when I stripped the old model down for a repaint so ended up adding in a rather large Arrowhead Minis long barrel gun, as their StuG's come with two barrels with different mantlets.
The guys on the back are Arrowhead tank riders. Huge variety, really detailed castings
Here you can see the variety of poses and weapons.
And rolling forward again
StuG in Action
Loads of guys on the back is the only way to drive your StuG
A proper late war feel
The casting is a little rough so the men help distract from that
StuG and Hanomag to comare the two finishes
Butlers Printed Models resin print Opel Blitz.
Oher side. Again the Pendraken decals
The printing lines are really obvious here and I had to fill the roof of the canvas section before painting
Super-obvious on the bonnet, but OK at wargaming distances I guess
The detail is however excellent
Hanomag and truck - metal and printed resin
Red 3 Command truck and Butlers normal Blitz
Side by side
and in better light
Repainted Takara kit of a Marder.
This was an earlier experiment on the 3 tone paint scheme
Takara pre painted Panther and Red 3 Hanomag
Panther in Action
Its a big old tank...
And with the StuG. I'm still in two minds as to whether to repaint the Panther or leave the slightly modified and enhanced scheme as seen here
They are pretty close to being the same
Great models, and I'm pleased to have nailed a decent late war cammo scheme using the Vallejo German Armour paint set and PSC Dunkelgelb spray as a base too
There will be more of these to come in the next few months and weeks !
That's the end - so why not go back to the Links Page and browse through some more stuff