You can't have a "pakfront" without some PAKs. In this case, how about a pair of German PAK 38
s? The PAK 38 is one of my favorite AT guns of the war. PAK, by the way, stands for Panzerabwehrkanone.
These babies have been sitting around since before my daughter was born. I got tired of looking at them so I slapped on some heavy wash and here they are. I'm thinking I'll have to add some weathering, detail, and camouflage still, as well as clean up their paint jobs and make them more presentable. I threw in some of my unfinished DAK Specialist troops for scale. All figs in the picture are from Battlefront.
Will post pics when they are complete. These will be the big tank killers for my DAK Infantry Battalion. Together they represent 1 AT Company and will fall in with the Battalion's Special Troops (weapons, anti tank, engineer, recce, and the battalion transportation company). There are already plenty of prime movers to move them. Huzzah!
(warning! these guns are as of now, unfinished! so there is still a great deal of work to be done in cleaning them up)
|The wash is still wet but I am always amazed at how well it brings out the detail|
|I love how it goes into the wheel recesses. |
|Also the carbon buildup around the muzzle brake is a nice touch, and what I would expect from any well-used cannon.|
|PAK 38s taking aim at a huge 1/72 Napoleonic cannon and some Kallistra HYW sword behind it.|
|my still unfinished DAK specialist troops from the Engineer platoon thrown in for scale. Note the magnificent detail from the wash into all of the gun's mechanisms. |
nice work so far, I love the fact they are about to shoot at their old cousin... hope they turn out how you want them too. nice too seem them done when the time comes.ReplyDelete
Thanks Gowan. When I work the camo and weathering up they'll be splendid little instruments of war!Delete
Nice, work, shat scale? Looks like 20mmmReplyDelete
Thanks Styx. Its 15mm battlefront. They came witha 15mm fow grenadier company.Delete
They are nice looking little guns, I have a GHQ 6mm version but these look much better. The wash seemed to work well, I look forward to the finished product!ReplyDelete
GHQ's stuff is always excellent quality. Thanks to your blog, I broke out some of my 6mm Arab-Israeli pieces and was thinking about having a GHQ Modern game.
I really like battlefront's minis, and I still cant get over how well the wash works on desert minis. I will do some light detail and camo on these. They will look super awesome next to their prime-movers. Thanks for commenting, Ben.
I still haven't gotten around to a game with the new GHQ figs yet, I still need to finish the basing on the US, ANA, and ANP, and I've not started on the Taliban at all yet. Now that I'm back to 20mm, I think the sixes will be on the back burner for a while. Its good to have a reserve project though, or a dozen :DReplyDelete
Excellent painted guns! They will blow those Nappies away! :-DReplyDelete
Thanks Peter - I wonder what that engagement would have looked like in real life?? :)ReplyDelete