Sunday, 3 January 2016

From ScottB - first Entry - breaking my duck... SdKfz 250/9 - 15mm FoW (12 Points)

Just a quick post to say I am alive and well and contributing as best as I am able...

I 'break my duck' with a couple of 15mm Flames of War German half tracked recce vehicles, the SdKfz 250/9...


A recce vehicle mounting a 2cm main gun, backed up by Co-ax MG, on a small half-tracked chassis...

I 'picked these up' about middle of last year when my son bought these 2nd hand from the bring and buy stall as a prezzy for me, at the Panzerschrek tournie in Palmy North here in NZ... he's a good lad :)


Quick and easy to paint I figured I would lash some paint on them to get some points rolling in the challenge... a meager start but at least I am still breathing...


Funnily enough it wasn't until I had undercoated and base coated the vehicles that I noticed one had lost part of its front mud guard. This was quickly painted up as battle damage as I couldn't be bothered to try and correct it then!

More ambitious things in the pipeline, so watch this space... I've got a Mumak on the go, and am half way through assembling Smaug... fingers crossed I get them done in time...

Nicely done Scott and welcome back for this year's journey. As usual your muted camo looks fabulous. I've always had a soft spot for WWII German recce vehicles - they always looked so much more modern and nasty than most of the clunkers the Allies used. 

12 points for you as we await your Mumak (the Tiger of LotR).

18 comments:

  1. A cracking start Scott. I must confess I was something amazed that the title doesn't include the words Lord or Rings though :-)

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    1. LoL, I know... I'm still sneaking in some FoW stuff... been working on some T34s too, and have them painted enough to be usable on table now... first games of 2016 have been FoW with my son - MidWar Eastern Front :)

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  2. Nice start Scott. The muted camo works well. :)

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  3. I'd love to have one of these to take for a spin, and the 20mm would be useful for traffic jams or creating parking spaces!

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  4. What an excellent way to get the first points. They look stonking!

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  5. Brilliant little machines and welcome in the ranks!

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  6. Great start, and some nice camo there on the vehicles there! Lovely stuff!

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  7. Some tidy little halftracks there, Scott, nicely camouflaged as well!

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  8. Good work especialy the modification to account to the missing piece.

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  9. There's something about these little guys that make them my favorite German armored car. They're kind of "Mad Max" with their wire mesh and ad-hoc construction. Great job on doing them justice!

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  10. Nice start! Realy have to pull my finger out now...

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  11. Really nice work - love the muted camo scheme. These look like working vehicles.

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  12. Good man! I did the same with some flames of war to get on the board and these look smashing.

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  13. Thanks all for your kind words :)

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  14. All points are good points. Glad to see you back. Looking forward to the big boys in the pipeline.

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  15. They look grand, Scott! Are the Moria goblins driving or the Mordor Orcs? ;)

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