Like the Heavy mortars and Firefly, I painted this platoon quickly for Gottacon in March. A player in my gaming group was wanting an anti-aircraft platoon for his list so I quickly painted up the Mobelwagen platoon I had been meaning to paint. I experimented with some the AK Interactive dunkelgelb set for this platoon.
As I mentioned in the introduction, I tried out the AK Interactive dunkelgelb set on this platoon using the same methods as in my dunkelgelb tutorial. Overall the paints sprayed quite well. One of them gave me clogging problems but overall they worked well. The colours gave a lighter finish than I had expected. In the future I would probably just chose some of the colours and focus more on contrast. I think that overall I prefer my Vallejo set I have been using as it has more of the classic dunkelgelb yellow look to it. I will continue to use this set on one off models though.
I have only used these in one game so far. Their light armour makes them a bit of a liability but they are useful for protecting my panzers from aircraft and for shooting infantry and lightly armoured vehicles.
These models were kind of fiddly to assemble. I decided to put the sides in the partially raised position as I thought they would be stronger for transportation and gameplay. The panzer IV tracks had slightly soft detail as they are the older metal tracks. The gun itself may have been the most tricky to assemble.
I painted the camouflage on these models freehand with the airbrush. I really like the freehand patterns as I think they do a nice job of highlighting the colour modulation of the dunkelgelb areas. I am planning on painting a set of 251/1 D halftracks. I could really use some opinions on whether I should paint them with the soft edged pattern like these Mobelwagens or if I should use a hard edged pattern to match my Panzer IVs?
Thanks for visiting. Comments, constructive criticism, and opinions on the camouflage for my half-tracks are all greatly appreciated. Thanks!