The Inns of Court WW2 as they stood last week waiting for reinforcements:
Waiting for assembly:
And so it begins, the arrival, sorting and cutting and scraping of mould lines.
For now the Matador tractors will provide transport for the lorried rifle platoons that will support the armoured car platoons. Once the Royal Artillery companies arrive they will then tow the Medium guns onto the field.
I decided to cut out the windows of the Matador’s which I regretted after having to then do it again on the next mode; rather time consuming, but I’m pleased with the result. To take it to the next level I may even attempt fitting windows. I have added 5g lead weights to each truck to give them a bit of substance when handling the model.
I find the Flames of War/Battlefront bases slightly harder to pick up and don’t like the beveled edges. The infantry models from Plastic Soldier Company don’t come with bases and I loath to throw any more money at battlefront’s overpriced miniatures considering their quality – more on that another time. Cutting some bases out of mounting board was a great idea from a friend, and should do the job nicely!
Quite happy with this, from an idea in the afternoon to finished model in the (late) evening!
Construction was so quick that there is only 1 WIP photo and the finished product. First time for erecting a tree from scratch too. The most time consuming part of this was actually drilling out the Opal Blitz truck windows.
Mounted on a 50x60mm base to meet the Battlefront/Flames of War requirements.
Small scale diorama work in progress.
These German World War 2 soldiers, “Gebirgsjäger” are specialised at fighting in mountainous areas. The models are from Zvezda and in 1/72 scale – will be the smallest scale I have ever painted!
A couple of websites which explain more about the Gebirgsjäger and that will help me to paint them in more accurate colours: