1/72 Germans for World at War

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1/72 Germans for World at War

Postby boomgoose » Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:53 pm

Here's a mix of Revell and Itaeleri 1/72 Germans I recently completed for the upcoming BFevolution:World at War. Matt's article in the last S&P really got me fired up, so I snagged a couple of boxes, took his advice with drybrushing the uniforms, and knocked out these suckers in a couple of hours work time. I'll flock the bases as a group when I finish my next batch of 30. Can't wait for my Americans to arrive in the mail so I'll have couple of armies to demo with.

I included a couple of Forces of Valor tanks and a Dragon Elefant that I won on ebay for $2.

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Postby Vegabond » Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:41 pm

Looks cool!
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Postby Prophet » Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:50 am

Very nice looking stuf, goose.
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Postby JayRaider » Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:57 am

Why does everybody want to play the Germans? :shock:
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Yes i bought Germans too! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Good work Boom.
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Postby Sgt. Scream » Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:02 am

Sad, that in Germany just showing a general interest in anything 'Reich' related makes you look like a Nazi in most people's eyes. :cry:

So, not much SS and Wehrmacht wargaming for me :roll:
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Postby Lorcan Nagle » Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:14 am

The figures themselves look ace, though the general presentation would be improved by covering the bases in gravel/sand and grass.
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Postby 127th Angry Angels » Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:49 am

Nice one, mate.

You've made a good job of them. Can i ask what paint range you used?

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Postby Shadow4ce » Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:17 pm

JayRaider wrote:Why does everybody want to play the Germans?
Panzers!!! Silly question. Love them or hate them, WWII German tanks just screamed coolness - Looks, Firepower, Protection, Named after aggressive predators - Tigers, Panthers, etc.

The men who crewed them were probably as arrogant as fighter pilots, I know I would have been. :P

Oh, and great job Boomer on the painting of your little fascists! :lol:

Your Panzers are FOV, correct?
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Postby boomgoose » Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:25 pm

Lorcan Nagle wrote:The figures themselves look ace, though the general presentation would be improved by covering the bases in gravel/sand and grass.
Totally agree, but I'm finishing up about 30 more troops and wanted to flock them all together at the end.
127th Angry Angells wrote:You've made a good job of them. Can i ask what paint range you used?
A mix of GW, Vallejo and Reaper Master Series, but mostly GW for the details and Vallejo for the uniforms.
Shadow4ce wrote:Your Panzers are FOV, correct?
Indeed, for the Tiger and King Tiger. The elefant is by Dragon.
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Postby Shadow4ce » Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:30 pm

Ahh, missed the Elefant. Still, a very nice collection going, and well done on the little guys!

Man I miss having time to paint. :cry:

Several of you here and at Evocommand inspire me, and I have no viable outlet for it. I refuse to give up time playing, for painting. Sigh, perhaps when the girls go to college in a few years and I get promoted to a desk-type REMF job, hehe. 8)
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Postby Lorcan Nagle » Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:29 pm

boomgoose wrote:
Lorcan Nagle wrote:The figures themselves look ace, though the general presentation would be improved by covering the bases in gravel/sand and grass.
Totally agree, but I'm finishing up about 30 more troops and wanted to flock them all together at the end.
I do the same myself!
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Postby boomgoose » Sat Apr 26, 2008 12:53 am

Finished 22 more, including 10 to be used as an SS squad. I'll finish flocking the bases tonight, but here's the finished paint jobs:

SS Squad.
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And the rest of them.
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The Americans are next on the painting table. 8)
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Postby tiepilot1138 » Sat Apr 26, 2008 2:08 am

That elefant looks cool. Do we know if they are in the rules?
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Postby Agis » Sat Apr 26, 2008 8:24 am

tiepilot1138 wrote:That elefant looks cool. Do we know if they are in the rules?
Not in the WaW book!
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Postby DM » Sat Apr 26, 2008 3:55 pm

That elefant looks cool. Do we know if they are in the rules?
1) Drive on table
2) Break down
3) Abandon

job done :)
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Postby Troll66 » Sat Apr 26, 2008 6:30 pm

I think the elefant is in latest S&P
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Postby tiepilot1138 » Sat Apr 26, 2008 7:51 pm

DM wrote:
That elefant looks cool. Do we know if they are in the rules?
1) Drive on table
2) Break down
3) Abandon

job done :)
Isn't that the Maus? hehe Where Elefants that unreliable too?
Troll66 wrote:I think the elefant is in latest S&P
I didn't see it in issue 55. That was the Maus. Do you mean #56?
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Postby Pietia » Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:18 am

tiepilot1138 wrote:
DM wrote:
That elefant looks cool. Do we know if they are in the rules?
1) Drive on table
2) Break down
3) Abandon

job done :)
Isn't that the Maus? hehe Where Elefants that unreliable too?
Elefants were quite unreliable, as they were too heavy for their suspension and engine. However, between point 1 and 3 you need another point - "Destroy several enemy tanks w/o breaking a sweat" ;-)
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Postby DM » Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:51 pm

Unfortunately for the real thing its reliability often let it down before it got a chance to get anywhere near a sweat. And God help them if enemy infantry got anywhere near them!
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Postby Pietia » Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:41 am

DM wrote:Unfortunately for the real thing its reliability often let it down before it got a chance to get anywhere near a sweat.
Well, they were used when the Russians were already moving west, so to "get there" sitting in one place was usually enough ;-) . OTOH many were lost during retreats
And God help them if enemy infantry got anywhere near them!
God help any armored vehicle, if even semi-competent enemy infantry gets anywhere near it ;-)
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