Thursday, 3 March 2016

From MarkH - 15mm WW2 German big guns (118 points)

Hi everyone, small post for me today. I still have lots on the go but little finished - this week I finished off some more Flames of War figures.

First up a pair of German Luftwaffe 88's. A total of 16 figures and 2 large guns. 




Next we have 4 late war German 10.5cm artillery pieces. A total of 31 infantry and 4 large guns.




Well that's it for now.

Mark :)
I'm not sure I'd class this as a small post Mark, despite the fact it's 15mm. Having painting a fair few WWII artillery myself I can testify to the amount of fiddling required just to get them assembled, never mind the large number of crew and basing as well. 
Both sets are very well executed indeed but for my mind the pick of the two are the 88s. Not only have you gone with the Luftwaffe crew but you've actually got them doing anti-aircraft work. Almost every set you see are set up as anti-tank guns because of their effectiveness in game terms but this neglects their intended role, especially in the late war when Allied bombing was at it's peak. 
Lovely work mate and well worth the 118 points it earns you. Cheers, Millsy

17 comments:

  1. 8.8 are so iconic you just have to field them. These look great and I love the Luftwaffa Crews. Realy good work on the sculpted bases for the artilery and staff team IMHO that should net you sme extra points.

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  2. impressive work! well done, the scenery is very cool with the crew in action!

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  3. heavy artilary is just great. I am a big fan of the 10.5cm guns preferring them to the 88's. Mostly because you see far to many 88mm s on the table top. they all look good but the big guns just do it for me. Nice work.

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  4. Great looking guns and crews. I second Millsy comment on seeing the 88s I an AA role. I also really like the weathering and flaking paintwork on the guns.

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  5. very nice weathering. I've got the arty and they've sat undercoated since I bought them, right at the start of my FoW playing days - good motivation here for me to get them done!

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  6. Great work Mark - as others have observed, the 88s are tops!

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  7. Cheers everyone. Glad people like them. I've painted up lots of 88's in my time but this is the first I've done up with Luftwaffe crew and in the AA role. I think I may have slightly very done the blue uniform. It's a tad bright but I wanted them to stand out a little from all my heer units.

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  8. They look really smart, Mark!
    I think the blue Luftwaffe crew are very well done and your attention to the bases and weathering on the arty pieces really sets them off very well!

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  9. I'll echo everyone else in saying these guns look fantastic. I especially admire the chips and rusting. Excellent stuff.

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  10. Great work on these Mark - the basing and weathering are top notch!

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  11. Excellent work Mark! I think this is probably the first time I've seen anyone model the 88's shooting at airplanes. Definitely makes them stand out!

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  12. Excellent work! Those 8.8s are fantastic. Really like the blue you used for the Luftwaffe uniforms.

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous stuff! I am not too fond of WW2 but these really do tick all my boxes: very good colour contrasts, brilliant weathering and the lay out of the scencic bases is very good too!

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  14. Oh, I like these a lot. Nice work!

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