Sunday, July 29, 2012

Luftlandesturm 1st platoon completed ...almost

Finally got these guys done. They're taking more time than i expected.
Am quite happy with how they turned up :) I've never been good with bases. Either from lack of imagination or plain lazy. The latter i believe. To not make another plain grassy base, i decided to stick some barbed wires to them. Not sure if they work though...but better than my previous FoW bases by far. Plus these guys are elite pioneers and they'll be gliding into fortified enemy territory. You'd figure they'd come across barb wires here and there huh.
The barb wires were made using Gale Force 9's basing accents new iron cable product. I actually experimented on the company commander and 2ic before deciding to do for all the forces.
Unfortunately, technically the first platoon isn't done yet :(   That's because i haven't completed their gliders yet....
Ouch...9 more gliders to paint. Masking, spray light green, mask again, spray dark green, gloss, decals, detail works, matt varnish... what have i gotten myself into.....

Last post i mentioned that the next post would be on the Me262 jet plane. Due to technical reasons that will have to be postponed to sometime mid August ;)

Cheers everyone and do have a good day.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Luftlandesturm Kompanie 1750 EW

Fearless Veterans, they are listed as "an elite within an elite force" in the FoW Burning Empires armybook.

I admit i had a tough time deciding which force to build for our early war invasion of the low countries campaign set to start in September. That is until Jeff suggested i build the Luftlandesturm company. After reading their the airborne assault rules and the death from above mission scenario...i fell head over heels for them. Probably isn't a coincidence that my other infantry army are the 101st Screaming Eagles ;)

Although we're using the Blitzkreig army book, i've managed to get an exception from the other campaigners.

So i went out over the weekend and managed to get this last copy of the book which is a must for any fallschirmjager nut.

And armed with that i present my Company Command and 2iC pioneer SMG team together with their cool ride...a DFS 230 glider.

Haven't been so stoked to paint up an army since my paras.

Next post will be about this beautiful bird :)