Happy V.E Day and I hope you are all coping well with the global pandemic as best you can. It’s taken me awhile to get round to finishing them (new baby daughter and a lack of motivation), but I have finally at long last finished my current German Panzergrenadiers. I was gifted the Band Of Brother starter set last Christmas and haven’t until the COVID-19 lockdown got round to actually working on them. I also had a sprue of earlier blitzkrieg infantry from a Wargames Illustrated to make good use of.
I painted the models using Warlord Games’ rapid deployment paint set. It was very easy and has achieved what I think a pleasing tabletop quality paint job. All that was needed was to apply a black prime, block in the base colours, wash with their strong tone and finish with a brush-on anti shine varnish (the strong tone adds a great level of depth to the model but leaves an incredibly shiny finish).
The miniatures really where a pleasure to assemble with a huge choice of posing options and equipment, allowing you to really keep your own unique character to your platoon. I’m now hoping to further expand with more infantry, a supporting machine gun team and mortar team and also a Marder III Tank Destroyer. I also still have the US Airborne from the set to finish! For now though while I wait for delivery I have some Gripping Beast berserkers to work on for my SAGA collection.
I shall leave you with a few pictures of a 4×4 setup I played around with for future games, once we can resume socialising. Till next time!