Wednesday, March 12, 2014

From LeeH: 6mm WWII German Panzer IV F1s & Panzer IIIs (30 points)


From Lee:
Well I'm inching towards my target and might just make it now...providing I get my final Bonus round model in on time! In the meantime today's submission is part of my ongoing North Africa 1942 project and marks the beginning of a new phase of expansion for my Desert collection. This latest batch of German tanks will fill a few holes in the existing ranks and help flesh out the core companies I am building before going on and starting new ones.

There are a mix of 6mm models in this formation. First off a platoon of Panzer IV F1's by GHQ. As usual the quality of these models is superb and with the right amount of highlighting and pigmented wash all the detail can be seen. Then I have some Panzer III N's again by GHQ. I'll need to buy several more platoons as these form the backbone of my panzer forces for late 1942. Lastly some more Panzer IV F1's but this time from Scotia. I came across these particular models by chance at a show recently and decided to give them a try. They are less detailed and slightly smaller than the GHQ examples - Scotia are 1/300 while GHQ are 1/285. I'll assign the two platoons of Pzr IV F1's to different companies and my players probably won't even notice the difference.

Incidentally I have altered my base labels for these models to include a national flag symbol and a regiment number. I have been reorganising my existing platoons into newly constituted companies as part of a longer term plan (something I should have done before I started the project!) so I will be going back and replacing all the base labels on my existing collection over the next few weeks.... but not until after the Challenge is over!

The Oasis model is also a newly completed project, even though I know I can't enter it into the Challenge. Once the idea was lodged in my head the urge to do some terrain building was more than I could resist!

Wonderful work Lee. As I've mentioned before I've been a great admirer of your basing and overall presentation with this project. The labels are ace, I feel for you having to change tack mid-stream.

Love the oasis, but it needs more camel... ;-p

These microscale DAK tanks will give Lee 30 points, enough for him to reach his 600 point target. The pressure's off Lee - well done and congratulations!

13 comments:

  1. Lovely work Lee, The oasis is very nice too

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  2. I have really enjoyed you 6mm stuff Lee. Top job!

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  3. They look superb Lee. The oasis is a cracker too!

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    1. Thanks, it'll make a good terrain feature to fight over!

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  4. Great stuff Lee. Ok so no points for the Oasis. But that is my favourite part.

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    1. I enjoyed making it, and it was relatively simple to do. I actually bought the palm trees at last years Salute so they have been sitting in my work box for some time. They were expensive but well worth it as they are 100% metal and very durable.

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    2. Oh good, I was going to ask about the palm trees. Do you remember where you sourced them from? They look brilliant.

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  5. your work is very good... nice highlighting which is essential in 6mm,

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