this weeks entry was supposed to be a quick win, but ended up having a bit more work done to them.
I went from bare hulls, to hulls with stowage and camo netting, to adding foliage... radios, etc.
These are SdKfz 124 'Wespes'. Self propelled artillery mounting 10.5cm guns on a Panzer II chassis. These will form part of 1/Panzerartillerieregiment 12, part of the 12th SS Panzer Division (Hitlerjugend). I'm in no way a 'fan' of the SS (quite the opposite in fact), and a lot of people were surprised to find I was planning on doing SS models as part of my project. However, 12th SS did form a part of the German defences during Operation Totalize, and if I'm trying to represent all the formations that took part in the battle, I should include them. If only to highlight the achievements of the allied formations that managed to push 9 miles (14 km) into German lines during this operation. While 12th SS were a substantially reduced force, they still packed a punch at this time, although it was the beginning of the end for the division in Normandy. In a few weeks the division would be effectively wiped out.
The battery is three guns - in the old v3 FoW rules I'd also need a spotter team and various HQ element. Thankfully for v4 FoW I just need the guns (although I have the other bits and bobs, which I will no doubt paint in the future).
Each Wespe has a crew of two - major mistake here as I should have attempted some 'Pea Dot' camo on these crew members, but forgot as I was painting them along with my other gun crews. As such they have a bit of a 'Heer' look rather than SS.
Camo on the vehicles came about via a 'Ammo Mig' book, "Waffen SS Colours". Specifically an image they had of a 12th SS Wespe. Although it seems that in many of the vehicles within the same company had different camo schemes!
Total points for this entry would be 3 x 15mm vehicle = 18 points, and 6 x 15mm Crew = 12 points. So a whole 30 points!
James' second entry of the day and I gotta say this is my favourite entry of the day so far. I mean what's not to like or admire about these 3 x Wespe's???
Top marks of the day James! 30 points plus and extra 3 points, because I can!!!