These King Tigers are the final models I painted for the Kampfgruppe Peiper commission. The models are Battlefront’s King Tigers with Fallschirjager tank riders. I painted the models with vertical stripes to match the rest of the company. The models were really fun to paint. They have lots of nice flat panels and large details. With this platoon, the Kampfgruppe Peiper commission is completely finished.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014
This platoon was both the best and the worst platoon to paint as part of this Peiper commission. It was exciting to get an opportunity to paint some SS camouflage patterns. I experimented a bit with Oak Leaf and Pea Dot camouflage. The half-track models were surprisingly fun to paint. The downside is that I had to paint three half-tracks, four infantry stands, a kubelwagen and half-track crews just for a 90 point platoon of which only half of the models will be on the tabletop at a time. Overall though, I think they are quite a nice looking platoon.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Friday, February 14, 2014
Panzer IVs are the backbone of most Flames of War panzer companies these days. Their low points cost, overall versatility, and ability to assault infantry make them a nice option for most panzer lists. The “German Sherman” comes in a variety of flavours. For the newer lists from the Battle of the Bulge to the end of the war the Panzer IV J is the panzer of choice. I painted these 9 Panzer IV Js from Battlefront as part of the Kampfgruppe Peiper (1st SS Panzer Division) commission I am working on. Read on for some more pictures of the finished models.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
In this post I will showcase five Panther As in winter camouflage I have painted for Flames of War. The Panther models were quite a lot of fun to paint as some of the models had extra stowage, tracks, and details. The models were assembled from a bunch of broken Panthers I purchased used. In this post I will show a few pictures of Panthers and discuss the uses for them in games.
Friday, January 31, 2014
In this blog post I will show some pictures of a platoon of Sd.Kfz 234/1 and 234/2 Pumas I recently painted. I painted this platoon as the first platoon in a large Kampfgruppe Peiper commission I am working on. The client requested all of the models in the commission to be painted in the vertical striped, hard-edged camouflage pattern. So expect to see more Germans in this pattern soon!
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
As part of the Kampfgruppe Peiper commission I am working on I painted a Me262. The Me262 was the world’s first jet fighter. More importantly, it has lots of really interesting camouflage patterns to paint. For this model I followed the tutorial on Me262 camouflage I posted last year. I’m glad I wrote the tutorial or I would have forgotten which colours to use to recreate the pattern!
Monday, January 27, 2014
Before the holidays I very quickly painted up most of this Tiger platoon. Then the holidays came and lots of things got in the way. I have finally completed this Tiger platoon. Now I just need to find a way to include three Tigers into a somewhat viable list…