With a cupboard stacked with model kits and a not inconsiderable lead pile, I thought it was about time to pull together my Fallschirmjager force for the Mediterranean theatre, in 20mm. This will be suitable for World War 2 battles in North Africa, Sicily and Italy. First off, what I have to work with/complete to make this project a reality:
|Ok, I'll admit that I bought the The SdKfz 222 armoured cars and|
the new S-Model Nebelwerfers for this project... the rest I had in my stash.
|The figures are from AB and are excellent.|
I started with some 75mm Pak guns. These come as an extra in the Fujimi Panzer 1 kit, which I bought for my long-running (read: never finished) Spanish Civil War Nationalist Army.
|The kit is technically 1/76 scale. From previous experience I know|
that the AB crew will fit perfectly with the model.
|I carved and cut out the recoil mechanisms on all 3 guns. You can see the|
un-alterred one on the right.
I also made a start on the Esci Werfers. This old kit has been sitting around in my cupboard since last century and I have to say it feels good to finally build it. It comes with crew figures in Winter gear that I'm not going to use. You get 2 launchers in the box. It represents the perhaps more familiar 15cm Nebelwerfer 41, which has 6 tubes.
|S-Model Werfer. I used some thin copper wire to add the electrical firing system.|
|Some putty to thicken the attachment points. This extra detailing is in no way |
necessary for wargaming models, but really enhances the look of the launchers.
|I'd like to have a battery of three 21cm Nebelwerfer, so I'll need to pick up another box.|
That's all for now!
Since AB does not make a Nebelwerfer crew in tropical gear I am beginning to think that I'll have to sculpt one... I'll have updates on this project as time allows between my regular sculpting posts.