Saturday, March 10, 2012

From GregB: 15mm WWII German & Soviet Armour (100 Points)

Greg has been inspired by all the recent WWII work being submitted and so sends in some photos of great new additions to his own collection. All of the following are 15mm Battlefront models.

First up are three big cats, Tiger IIs.

Greg has done a very nice job with the late-war camo.

Next is a Tiger IE, a Panzer IVH and a Panzer IIIM.

Greg describes his experience with assembling the newer Mark IV casting:
There is a special place in hell for whoever dreamed up the new schurzen set up on the Mark IV. Each bracket piece broke as is was clipped off its sprue. I repeat - each f***ing bracket. So basically I had to bodge the skirts on by glueing them directly to the sides.  We'll see how long they last.  Meanwhile, I hope whoever dreamed up the plastic schurzen system for the models at Battlefront rots. 

The Mark IIIM, on the other hand, uses the "old" metal schurzen system - and it works fine. 

Ed Note: Of course this will be the first model that I will pick up and break... At least the subsequent explosion from Greg will be entertaining.

Bringing up the rear we have four Soviet T-70 light tanks.

These ten tanks will give Greg 100 points. Excellent work, Greg!