Wednesday, January 20, 2016

AHPC VI: Submission 10: 28mm WW2 German Pioneers

 My latest submission to the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge is a smallish German Pioneer unit in 28mm scale.

The figures are from the Warlord Plastic Pioneer set and I highly recommend them.  Warlord's sculpting and casting skills continue to improve with each successive plastics release and these figures were a joy to paint and put together.  The box also comes with a high number of metal detail bits to kit out the pioneers with "pioneer stuff" and captured Soviet submachine guns.  There's also a metal goliath R/C demo tank and what's not to love about that?

 The box set comes with 30 infantry figures.  Surprising, this is the first time I've ever painted any 28mm germans in standard field grey - all the stuff I've done in the past is either late war camo or DAK/Mediterranean theatre.
 A few side shots

 I've have been ribbed by other Challenge participants for both my poor photography skills and general laziness of not setting up at least one terrain board for photos. - the teasing is completely justified and I'll try to fix that this weekend.

 Some armor support in the form of a Marder III.  This kit is also a warlord model and is exceptionally well done.  The only drawback is the two crew figures casts are horrible but the flaws are mostly hidden so not the worst of problems to have.

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