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Re: FoW in 1:72 plastics

Postby Gungnir » Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:02 pm

And literally getting better by the month.
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Re: FoW in 1:72 plastics

Postby Gungnir » Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:53 pm

Since we all know the Soviet AA defenses were hopelessly inadequate right up to Stalingrad.

As seen earlier in this thread I already got a few 37mm guns to remedy that, today I added an 85mm, again by Zvezda, to the collection.

Luckily for my wallet there was only one in stock, though at €4,50 it's rather nicely priced, gun with four dudes. Can be built with or without the base, just like the lighter ones.

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I hope I won't come across some Zis trucks with Maxim quads anytime soon, I will not be able to control myself, those would just look way too cool for my early war troops, but neither Candy nor the bank would take kindly to it.
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Re: FoW in 1:72 plastics

Postby Theo » Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:57 pm

Looking forward to seeing how this turns out Gungie; good start mate.
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Re: FoW in 1:72 plastics

Postby Gungnir » Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:09 pm

Thank you.

It's a bit on a back burner right now, due to too much projects going on, but I just keep collecting...
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Re: FoW in 1:72 plastics

Postby Gungnir » Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:44 am

Trying to organize my FoW in 1:72 a bit, was going too much in all directions.

For now I'll concentrate on Early War, Eastern Front.

That means first one platoon each of Poles, Soviets and Germans, followed by a company command and a heavy weapons platoon, and the next cycle, till I have a nice company each.

The first Germans had been done already.

This is the first '39 Polish platoon:

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Bases still have to be done, naturally.

These HäT figures are far from perfect but they're the only ones around, so not much of a discussion.

I hope I'll be able to get another two boxes, for the other two platoons, they're kinda hard to get hold of.

These are the first of the early Soviets: first of the 10 infantry stands, the komissar to make sure they all run in the right direction, and naturally nurse Olga who is wondering how many extra bandaids she'll have to order.

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They're a mix of Zvezda and PSC, with a great eclectic mix of outfits.
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Re: FoW in 1:72 plastics

Postby Etranger » Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:56 am

Is that Olga on the right?
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Re: FoW in 1:72 plastics

Postby Gungnir » Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:10 pm

What gave it away, the fact that's she's the only one wearing a skirt?

Her cousin Tatyana has already volunteered for a future mid-war company, though in good Soviet fashion she might not be aware of that yet.
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Re: FoW in 1:72 plastics

Postby Gungnir » Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:21 pm

Here's a pic af Tatyana.

She demonstrates how the Soviet Union learned from the disastrous beginning of the war, by taking her protective wall anywhere she goes.

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With yet another cousin, Katya, training as a radio operator, and several distant relatives serving with the partisans, we can say with certainty that the female element is well represented in the Soviet forces.
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Re: FoW in 1:72 plastics

Postby Gungnir » Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:24 pm

One remark about the Poles: the platoon is supposed to have either an AT rifle (Panzeranklopfgerät in German) or a light mortar team. For flexibility, I painted both, to be used as needed.

They're on either side of the command stand, at the rear.
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Re: FoW in 1:72 plastics

Postby Gungnir » Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:57 pm

Soviet company command group, with an officer, a soldier, a cavalry guy who misplaced his unit and now drafted as a runner, and Olga, naturally.

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Re: FoW in 1:72 plastics

Postby Jeff » Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:33 pm

Neat painting G!

THere is always some nostalgia kicking in looking at toy soldiers painted as toy soldiers.
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Re: FoW in 1:72 plastics

Postby Gungnir » Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:28 am

Well, I did do these in matts, unlike my ACW, Naps and Fantasy, which are gloss or semi gloss.

They are toy soldiers, after all.
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Re: FoW in 1:72 plastics

Postby Gungnir » Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:03 pm

The start of my Early War Soviet forces is there!

The smallest possible company, according to FoW: a company command with one platoon. A komissar team was thrown in for extra flavor.

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A HMG platoon as support will follow as soon as the German and Polish support platoons are done.

With those three companies I can game Germans vs Soviets, Germans vs Poles and Poles vs Soviets.

The plan is to let them each grow to full infantry companies with plenty of support units, and add the odd armoured support.

I do odd well.
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Re: FoW in 1:72 plastics

Postby Gungnir » Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:50 pm

I think the Soviets have been spotted...

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Motorcycle and figures by HäT.
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Re: FoW in 1:72 plastics

Postby Etranger » Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:02 am

I see that plastic Germans are just as partial to Dutch bikes as their flesh and blood counterparts.....
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Re: FoW in 1:72 plastics

Postby Gungnir » Sun Aug 24, 2014 5:24 am

Well, they are bluddy furrunurs...
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Re: FoW in 1:72 plastics

Postby SteveJ » Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:38 am

Have you seen the Esci motorcycle set G? Worth a look if you haven't- the bikes are brill.
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Re: FoW in 1:72 plastics

Postby Gungnir » Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:47 pm

Thanks, Steve, I'll check them out.

The HäT ones are made out of their horrible rubbery plastic.
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Re: FoW in 1:72 plastics

Postby SteveJ » Mon Aug 25, 2014 3:11 pm

You get a few of the solo and combo bikes in the same box. Nice riders too.
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Re: FoW in 1:72 plastics

Postby Gungnir » Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:36 pm

Put together the second MG-34 section.

Zvezda switched from the soft plastic used for my first section to then hard plastic they use for all other sets.

Plus: easy glueing, naturally.

Small minus: they used the same molds, so with the same long locating pins used before. Only hard plastic doesnt give, so those long pins go nowhere and snap. So, I just cut the away and learned to live with it.

They're now in the painting queue.
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