Saturday, 3 March 2012

Afrika Korps WWII

Last year I decided to build the German Forces for Operation Battleaxe, from the Rapid Fire Desert book. I had all the Italian's required, and I had given myself two months to build it from this:
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                                                                        to this
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Vehicles first
A collection of Britannia, Armourfast and Frontline with a couple of Lledo diecast
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                        Primed white, then applied a coat of Tamiya Dark yellow XF59
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                                  various stages of the painting process
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                                 Lledo with stowage
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                                 at about the half way stage
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Some extra vehicles came in and I had to play catch-up (on the right)
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I try and finish all the vehicles to same stage before moving to the next paint stage
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                                1st Tank unit
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                                A few conversions, HQ tank
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                                 Divisional Radio vehicle
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                                Divisional HQ truck
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When all the stowage, etc painted, I then applied Decals and gave the vehicles a wash of Humbrol 86 brown.
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The finished units
                                The 1st Division
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                                Divisional HQ
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                                 Recon Unit
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                                 Armoured HQ
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                                Famo Recovery Half Track
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                                Tank Regiment
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                                 Supply vehicles
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