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Σάββατο, 10 Δεκεμβρίου 2011

Screaming Meemie and Anti tank guns

I finally managed to get some stuff finished this week. I made a resolution to finish everything that has been primed and assembled so far until the New Year, but with the young Master being ill all the time, work (at last) picking up and the Mrs. having demands on my time (have you ever tried to use the IKEA kitchen design program? Don't) I find this highly doubtful. Still, I'll give it a try.

First of all, the SHQ Nebelwerfer, otherwise known as the Screaming Meemie. I don't understand why I see so many of these on gaming tables as they were usually Divisional or Corps level artillery assets, but I had to build one. Not as good as the old Esci model (whatever happened to those molds?) but serviceable. Comes with 4 figures; two reloading, one officer with binoculars and a guy carrying what seems to be a mess tin. Oh, well. Duly finished and based.


Next up, the new Italeri PaK-40s. These are new molds, not part of the old (and still highly serviceable) set. The box comes with 2 guns, 2 boxes of ammo and 6 crew for each gun. Unfortunately only 5 crewmembers are useable. I don't know if anyone has found out what to do with the peg-handed sitting guy, but I kept him as a potential driver. The figures are done in the usual excellent Italeri style and are good for late war.


There are some ejection pin marks, but the set is cheap (under 10 euros), the guns are put together very easily and you get an almost complete crew. You can't possibly lose. Now, if only someone would make a 50mm PaK-38 in plastic, I'd be very happy.

That's all for now from Athens, where the sun is yet again shinning.

6 σχόλια:

  1. Again some lovely work Dimitri. The Nebelwerfer is always around because they look so freaking cool I suspect!

    The Italeri Paks and especially the crew have come out a treat, I wish I could paint that well mate.

    10 out of 10!

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  2. Thanks Paul. I use the instructions in the original boxing of the Pegasus Waffen SS to do my pea-dot camo. They have the best instructions, period. If you don't have it, let me know and I'll send you a scan.

    Dimitri

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  3. The sitting guy is the firer! He's supposed to sit astride one of the legs on the left side of the gun, crouched next to the breech.

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  4. Laffe, I tried that but he just looks weird. Have you put it together so I can take a look?

    Dimitri

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