The amphibious truck is looking real nice. The metal coat underneath works really well. This is going to be a great piece!
I've had another thought on your figure conundrum. You already have the ICM figures with the truck what about adding German captives being lead away by their Russian guard. The idea being that the German Recon party has been captured? This way you get to feature both vehicles together.
Well a bit of progress. Not much worth a photo, so you will have to make do with my rambelings.
Schimmwagen: Just a word to the interested. This little car is a gem. The detail is wonderful; engine petrol tanks, tools inside the cabin area, mesh over the intakes and outlets, a real cracker, so if any one is after a good german stand alone, you could do worse than choose this kit!
Right, 99% of the fiddly bits are built and primed. I have just sprayed the body work and will put the top and bottom together later, before I attempt the camo ( :-O ) Why did the Germans always have the worst to paint camo patterns.? The instuctions for the period and place call for dark yellow base, with darkgreen shadows. I need to ask. was the german army as anal as the RAF (for example) when it came to the positioning of camo colours on armour/softskins? Did they have set forms and masks or was it "Fritz heres a paint brush, now get on with it!"
More help needed! Railway scales v model scales. 1/35 scale what would that be in railway scale? only thing I know is HO/OO is aprox 1/76. If I need things to fit in 1/35 what should I look for.
Not sure about the Railway scale, somebody will know. However, I do believe the Germans favoured the "Fritz heres a paint brush, now get on with it!". To the point that very often the vehicles were shipped in Dark Yellow with a pot of green and a pot of brown paint for the lads to "do it themselves".
Ian, after I built that 1/87 Big Boy loco, I was going to join the G.B. with a 1/35 derailment caused by the Russian Partisans. The loco was no problem, but finding rolling stock in the same scale was proving nigh on impossible, and I haven't the skill or time to scratch build 3 or 4 wagons, so I have given up.
Right then Back on track (Oh I just made a funny!)
Schwimmwagon is sort of where it should be. Just have to decide if I am going to stick the paddle on the side or not. Oh and the driver needs a top to his head!!!
4X4. Has had the slogan put on, says something like death to all the invaders or something (paul can you get that one clariffied?). The Russian figures from ICM are sweet! nice crisp detail and useable poses. All I got to do now is paint them. God I hate painting figures.....
Talking of which which. Those of you that are either sober or awake, will on doubt count five figures. Jer I know only room for four. Lets say there is a Zil hidden in the undergroth!
Yes he is a US driver, but hej if I dont say any thing you lot will never know :-)
What a little beauty this has turned into Ian. Love the camo, and them ICM figs are the business. Oh have you not heard regarding figures....we are all sending them to Paul to do...not to sure he knows yet though so keep it to yourself lol :-) Regards Martin