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.
|Platoon King Tiger|
The 501st SS Schwere Panzer Division decals were tricky. I couldn't find any. I ended up doing them by putting on 1st SS decals, glossing over them, cutting the key out of another 1st SS decal, and then putting it on upside down to have the two keys for the Schwere decal.
With the command King Tiger and King Tiger platoon finished I am totally finished this commission. I actually completed these models a few weeks ago. It took me longer to finish writing the posts than to finish the commission. The models have arrived in South Africa. FedEx shipped the models due to some post uncertainty in South Africa. They amazingly left the depot in Canada on Friday, went to the USA by the evening, arrived in United Arab Emirates on Saturday, arrived in South Africa on Sunday, and was delivered on Monday or Tuesday. The speed is quite incredible really. That is faster than I can send a letter within my province using Canada Post. Unfortunately a few barrels were damaged in transit, despite carefully packing them in model foam.
This commission was the largest I have done to date. I painted the 26 model commission in under a month. I received the initial contact on January 11th and shipped the models on February 14, 2014. I only received the last of the models a week before completing the commission due to some stock issues across North America. This is definitely a record for me. My British are not finished yet and I have been working on them for over a year!
Overall, working on a commission this size definitely has its highs and lows. Working on such a tight time line is quite stressful, especially when you are collaborating across such long distances. It was exciting to see a project come to fruition so quickly. It was nice to paint some models and patterns that I wouldn’t otherwise have painted.
Thanks for visiting. Later this week I have some pictures of my 11th Armoured Division company for the Gottacon Flames of War tournament this weekend. I also have some tutorials I will be putting up over the next fews weeks, some terrain, and a platoon of Mobelwagens. Comments and constructive criticism are appreciated as always!
Check out the rest of this Kampfgruppe Peiper commission: