Tuesday, 14 March 2017

From PhillipK - Muskets und Panzer (120 Points)

Hey everyone,

Today I post for your consideration a rather eclectic mix of miniatures.

First up is a continuation of my Late War German forces for Bolt Action. Joining their brothers-in-arms is a second batch (this time of ten) Panzer Grenadiers with more Panzerfausts than you can shake a stick, or a T34, at.




To support their efforts I've also painted a second Panzer IV, this one in a radically different way to the first tank I submitted to the Challenge all those months ago. After some reading I discovered that the change over to the yellow paint happened in early '43, so I thought I'd paint one as such to differentiate the two otherwise identical vehicles.





Now this is where the submission turns a tad weird. To break up the WW2 block I've turned my eyes to two Sharp Practice projects and put together a few test models, some of which are finished.

The first project is a force to partake in a 1812 - Retreat from Moscow campaign alongside Mr AlanD and Mr AledC. The first models for the project are six Russian Jaegers in Winter gear from Perry Miniatures. I had so much fun painting the first test miniature, I started and finished the rest of the six man group the next day - no where near comparable to the volume of miniatures some folk in this Challenge have been pumping out but it was my fastest batch painting attempt in a very long time, so I'll count them as a personal victory.




 The final part of this submission is my humble Curtgeld offering to go alongside the joint submission of the ladies and gentlemen of my regular gaming group.




I wish everyone good luck and a steady hand as we enter this final stretch of the Challenge. I know I'll be cramming in as much painting as possible to reach my goal.

Cheers,
Phill

Alan and Paul: Congratulations Phill! What a great, and eclectic bunch. They are all great, but my faves are definitely the Russian Jaegers. I can't wait to see them along with our French on a big wintry table for a game of Sharp Practice. Brilliant work on the Landsknect as well - looks like I had better get on with basing the whole group. Five days to go! Get that Russian army finished!

13 comments:

  1. Fantastic stuff Phil - all around, but I have such a soft spot for the Panzer IV - an iconic vehicle, you have done a great job on it and it really stands out for me.

    Well done!

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    1. Thank you, sir. The earlier IV's are my favourite tanks of the war, and possibly of all time.

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  2. Very nice work and a downright brilliant choice of colours for the Landsknecht!

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  3. Oh, lovely work Phillip. Your WWII Germans look very good but I have to say the stars for me are the Russian Jaegers and the Landsknecht. Both have evocative colours suitable to their time and setting. Wonderful work (and thank you very much for the mustachioed fellow)!

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    1. Thank you sir, I very much appreciate that. And you're very welcome, I know they'll look especially great when they're all together finally.

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  4. Lovely work on this diverse bunch Philip :)

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  5. Great stuff Phil. Those Jaegers are my faves.

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  6. Lovely cloak on that Curtgeld, very nice white

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  7. Really nice stuff, I can never get enough P IVs!

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  8. Lovely work all around. I was playing Bold Action (hmm) the other night with some chap's unpainted plastic Germans, would rather have played with your excellent landsers and their cool urban basing. Other figures fab as well.

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  9. Very nice! I do like the look of this upcoming Russian campaign.

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  10. Grand work on the late war Germans, Phil, and that armor beastie is weathered up and camouflaged perfectly...it'd be a shame for a t-34 to wreck it! ;)
    I quite like those Russian troops, those are very well done!

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