Wednesday, May 18, 2016

More paras

Still working on my paras, even if I haven't been able to do much lately. At least I've managed to complete my Vickers MMG team and a 6pdr AT gun with crew.

I've got my hands on some Battlefield / Blitz paras to flesh out my 2nd platoon, and they are very nice and well researched figures. Hopefully I'll be able to get some shots of them once I complete my last batch of my original AB/SHQ/TQD lot.

Thomas has kindly donated me a box of AB and SHQ paras that he had lying about (I think he got them off Leif originally), and another jeep, and they will be used to create a 3rd platoon, which will take me to full company strength. The jeep will do nicely to complete a full recce squadron. 

SHQ Airborne 6pdr and mixed crew of SHQ and AB. SHQ Vickers w crew.

The 6 pdr from above. I've added some ammo boxes. I've also embedded a dice frame for the shock dice into the base.

The same from a slightly different angle

Padre in progress. I think this is an SHQ crew member (AT or howitzer), to which I've added a scarf stole with tissue and white glue.

8 comments:

Thomas Nissvik said...

And if I ever find that 6lb gun, you shall have that too. Lost in the Lead Mountain at the moment, though.

Leif Eriksson said...

Nice. What make is that 6-pounder? I think I have a bunch of Airfix 6-pounders lying about which I can donate.

Koen De Smedt said...

@ Thomas, Leif - the more 6 pdrs, the better ;-) Of course, they also had a couple of 17 pdrs at Arnhem, that came as a painful surprise for the Germans...

@ Leif - it's SHQ, to be exact FBG045, British 6pdr Mk4 Anti-Tank Gun (Airborne Version). Costs £7.

/K

Ian said...

Very nice, absolutely love the basing as well, really finishes them off in style

Ian

Koen De Smedt said...

Thanks, Ian :)

Leif Eriksson said...

Well, the airfix ones should do fine, just snip of the extra bits from the gun shield like the paras did.

They are in a big box in storage right now though so you have to wait a while.

Leif Eriksson said...

Well, the airfix ones should do fine, just snip of the extra bits from the gun shield like the paras did.

They are in a big box in storage right now though so you have to wait a while.

Koen De Smedt said...

@Laffe - no problem, it's not like I don't have anything else to paint at the moment - what with the 30 or so Blitz figures I got and that box of AB and SHQ I got off Thomas and you ;-)