Monday, February 29, 2016

Here Be Heer

Another post with figures painted a long time ago and posted on another website. Except for the seated figures in the vehicles, all are Victory Force Miniatures. Just a small unit of Heer to supplement the FJ's. When I painted these guys, I didn't highlight as much - in fact, I think I just gave them a wash of black after the basic colors. This was before I started using Minwax stain.
These are late-war guys, some wearing ankle boots and leggings.
James Bland, the sculptor, has done an exceptional job in recreating the uniforms, weapons and other gear.
Hauptmann with part of the squad
Solido 1:50 scale Sd. Kfz. 232 Bussing-NAG. Repainted with 1:48 scale Bandai crewman added and scratch-built hatch from plasticard (actually one of those junkmail "credit cards").
Generalmajor Homer von Simpstein enjoying some fresh air somewhere in the French countryside, 1944. Repainted 1:43/48 scale diecast made by Classic/New Millenium Toys. These were sold at WalMart, but I got mine (along with a Kubelwagen) from a TMPer clearing out his "stash." The kind gentleman threw in the seated figures for free - not sure of the make of the front seat guys, but the rear two are Battle Honors, I think. I removed the canvas top and cut it off at the windshield frame. I also used Green Stuff to make the folded canvas top on the rear deck. This is a very sturdy diecast made from metal and high-impact plastic. The rubber wheels can be removed and roll great too! VFM FJs next to vehicle for size comparison.
Another one of those diecast that used to be sold at Walmart - repainted in late-war camo. One of the guys in the rear seat is flashing a gang sign.
These are those cheap plastic Panzer IVs that Walmart used to carry. I repainted them by dry brushing green ochre, green, and brown; then gave them a black/brown wash; then a very light dry brush of green ochre again. Decals are from Company B. TCs are 1:48 scale Bandai figs. Sorry for the yellowish tinge of the image - my photo/lighting skills haven't improved much from when this was taken.
These are Bandai 1:48 guys that fit perfectly in the open hatches of the Walmart Panzer IVs; although no scale is given for these tanks, it appears that they are either 1:48 or very close.

Thanks for allowing me to indulge again!

30 comments:

  1. Really great minis! Camo is fantastic.

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    1. Thank you kindly, Fran. Glad you like them too. I have nothing against Artizan and others, but I started with VFM and sort of kept with them. I may someday get some Afrika Corps/Ramcke Brigade guys. Always wanted a few motorcycles w/sidecars. Best, Dean

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    1. Thank you very much, Ray! Warm regards, Dean

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  4. Dean these look very good mate. Love the work on the metal vehicles as well.

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    1. Thanks, Carlo. As this range of figures are on the larger side of 28mm, 1:48/50 vehicles go well with them. Best, Dean

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    1. Thank you, Rodger! Appreciate the kind words as always. Regards, Dean

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    1. Appreciate that, Michael! Warm regards, Dean

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  7. Another great post! Who knew you had so much WWII!

    Christopher

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    1. That's nice to hear, Christopher. Now I don't feel too embarrassed posting these formerly painted figs. Best, Dean

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  8. Excellent job, love the vehicles!

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    1. Thanks, Phil! I like them too - they're real toys that hold up to rolling them around and such :) Warm regards, Dean

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  9. Really, really love to see these again.
    As you know, VFM are my favorites and I always liked yours a lot! Same goes for the ones from the previous two posts. Although the Fallschirmjäger one sadly reminds me, that I still need to paint my Fallies!

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    1. Thanks, Burkhard. I know you for sure have seen these before - back in the day we would always tout James' skills. I am surprised you hadn't painted up any FJ's - with all the zeltbahn you've painted for your other troops :)! Great to hear from you. Warm Regards, Dean

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    2. Well, as I said... I always love to see them again!

      Regarding the Fallschirmjäger. For some reason I never needed them for a game so far, so I never made the effort... need to change that though!

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    3. What's this about "needing" something for a game :) Throw everything and everyone in the mix :) Jus' kidding. Looking fwd to seeing your FJ's. Regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you kindly, Mike. Warm regards Dean

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  11. Brilliant figures, vehicles and tanks Dean!

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    1. Thanks, Mike. They need to get on the gaming table again. Warm regards Dean

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  12. Great work Dean. I love the character you put into these figures. The occupants of the Kubelwagon are superb..one looks oddly familiar!
    Oddly I have this last weekend played my first WW2 game with stuff I bought 20 years ago and barely had out since. So currently I'm investing in painting guides etc as I've been inspired to buy more. Especially more Panzer IV's now that I have seen yours!
    Best wishes,
    Jason

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    1. Thanks for the great comments, Jason. Believe it or not, I spent a lot of time researching the color of khaki! :) Warm regards Dean

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    1. Thanks, Simon. Appreciate the kind words. Regards Dean

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  14. These are all go terrific to see! Excellent camo work on the vehicles.

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    1. Thanks again, Jon. The camo on the vehicles were my early attempts with that cheapo Testors airbrush - the ones needing the compressed air cans. Well, needless to say, the airbrush would alternatively sputter and clog. Best, Dean

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