Saturday, January 24, 2009

Sprechen Sie Deutsch?

I don't speak German, but I purchased some minis that represent those who do! My British troops need a foil and what better than the defenders of Pegasus Bridge? With this in mind I have purchased the Festungskompanie, an artillery battery, PaK 40 anti-tank guns and some StuG IV Gs. Turns out the StuG IVs were not present (I bought the wrong version!) but I can still create a decent Grenadierkompanie from what I have. I also enlisted a friend to teach me the basics of airbrushes. This was done quite quickly, with the minis to show for it!
Unfortunately, I don't have any "in-progress" pictures, I was too engrossed in what was being done.

Have a look at the far tank, the commander is emerging from the hatch and my friend was kind enough to add the radio antenna as well.

The German infantry wears a uniform that is not easily reproduced by the paint colours I have so once again I must experiment. Here are the test figures:

I numbered each figure so that I know what colours I used. Unfortunately I have since lost the page amongst my other gaming supplies. I'll post it once I find it.
To make my life easier I bought the Citadel Spray Gun and a can of propellent. After some testing I was able to get the darned thing to work correctly and base coated three platoons. One of the tricks I found was to submerge the can in water to keep the can from getting too cold and losing pressure.
Next post I should have another battle report to present as well as even more German figures and perhaps the remaining Airlanding platoon.

3 comments:

Tristan said...

http://unkerju.blogspot.com/2009/06/40k-chuckles.html

Scallywag said...

Hornet Hobbies on O'Conner drive just off Vic Park is a military model shop. They have all the paints that are correct [or as correct as can be] for the military stuff. German uniform grey, Panzer grey etc they all have.

Karl Sciberras said...

Yes. It is a great store and the employees are very helpful. I plan to go there to get airbrushing tips.