terça-feira, 8 de novembro de 2016

Rapid Fire! Blitzkrieg in 20mm - Polish armour


The oposition against the Germans from last post arrives. They may not have 30mm armour plating but they have incredible guts and much more beautiful camouflage!

All are Made in Poland First to Fight models.


A Fiat 621 with some Hat figures occupies its position (and in my collection at least they were really the First to Fight...).

I painted the vehicles as they were in real life: first the green colour, and then the camouflage sand and brown. The green was obtained by mixing around 80% Vallejo Russian Green with some Yellow.


A 7TP tank looks for targets. This tank was better than most of its opponents but there were too few of them.

Twin Turreted Vickers E join the defense of father land.


TK3 looks big here but was probably the smallest tank(ette) of WWII.


WZ-34 armoured car with an ESCI French officer from their WWII soft plastic box.

 

The ruined city is made of old and trustable Matchbox parts glued together and with lots of grit around. Everything was black primed and then other colours were added from dark to light.

The First to Fight vehicles are very good and easy to built models. For wargaming though they have some fragile parts namely the MG's and main guns. In most cases I replaced them with a slightly thicker and more bendable Evergreen part.

14 comentários:

  1. Joao terrific as usual. Some really interesting gear there very well presented. I also like the Matchbox bits ruins. Did I spot a couple of Hat Polish Infantry there?Absolutely spot on. Well done.

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    1. Thanks SRD. Right on the Hat (figures, I mean).

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  2. Splendid selection of vehicles, but so far I've not been temted enough to start on the Poles

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    1. I understand you quite well. But these First to Fight models are hard to resist. Besides it forces you to read about another subject.

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  3. Wonderful work. Very tempting if I ever do another WW2 project ...

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    1. Thanks. We generaly start WWII by the Ardennes and Normandy were the big guns are, but in time, or may be because we have the feeling everything else is made one ends in 1939...

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  4. Cool post Joao, well painted kit :)

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    1. Thanks AI. Painting polish tanks one understands who influenced German camouflage from 1943.

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