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Saturday, 4 February 2023

World War Two Additions

Last year I threw caution to the wind and purchased this Ace Models gun for my Volksturm.
I assembled it with surprisingly little cussing, one can't say that of an Ace kit very often.
Here it is suitably crewed with a Volksturm crew from Simons Soldiers, available in the UK via Wargaming Miniatures.
l have also completed another M3 half-tracks so that I can field an American Armoured Infantry platoon. The M3s are from the Plastic Soldier Company and the crew figures are Simons Soldiers.
I have not been neglecting the Triple Alliance project all the completed battalions have now been made up to eighteen figures and I am half way to completing another Paraguayan battalion.

Going back to 1066 at GHQ for next week's game.

TTFN & KBO

26 comments:

  1. While your gun is Ace so are your half tracks. Magnificent job.

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  2. They are quite wonderful Phil. Love your work on the half-tracks especially.

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    1. Thank you Carlo. Glad you think the half-tracks pass muster.

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  3. The shading is just perfect. Oooh 1066 goodness :-)

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    1. Thank you for the shading endorsement Norm. We are giving Dave's 1066 collection a run out using Hail Caesar.

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  4. Superb work Phil and nice touches such as the map for the crew of the half-track:).

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    1. Thank you Steve, most kind. The GI in the other is reading a pulp magazine but you can't see the cover, doh!

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  5. Your WWII stuff just keeps hitting the excellent standard mark, which is more than can be said for their effectiveness in games where they're so often handicapped by your dice throwing! 🎲🎲🎲

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    1. Hitting the mark and getting 🎯 it seems.

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  6. Impressive, hopefully the dice deity rewards such talent on the table.

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    1. Thank you Joe. The half-tracks maybe the poor old Volksturm unlikely I fear.

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  7. Splendid painting and lovely details too
    Cheers
    Matt

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  8. Lovely toys Phil…
    I really like Volkstrum gun and crew…

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Thank you Aly. Can't have the Volksturm without some wacky captured equipment.

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  9. Wonderful work Phil! The gun and crew in particular make a splended addition. Great detailing! Well done.

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    1. Thank you Paul. Good luck with the Zulus tomorrow.

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  10. They're very nice additions Phil. I sympathise regarding ACE kits. Good job they don't do a T-35!

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    1. Thank you Jon. A T35 now that would probably be a challenge to farπŸ™‚

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    2. I'm doing an S-Model one right now ... oh joy!

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    3. I have done two S-Model ISU152s and a Jagdpanther. Such fun!

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  11. Very nice all round. I do so love the look of US Half Tracks...especially in IDF colours for some reason.

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    1. Thank you Matt. I am always tempted to paint them dark gray and put a Balkenkreuz on the sideπŸ™‚

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