Wednesday, 25 June 2014

German objective: Fried Eggs. Part. 2

My Germans have received their second objective.

Had to do some arms repositioning as I didn't have a proper figure to pose as a chèf. Also had to paint the fried egg as I forgot to model it on the tank with green stuff *doh* >. <
Also the eggs center has wrong color as I had run out of proper orange/yellow that I could have used.

Some problems also with the trees, hadn't done any before so was totally new for me but I think they turned out ok. Had to use super glue to attach the foliage.

But overall I'm pleased on this one.

Perhaps next something for my Soviets... Or more Tiger I Es for Kampfgruppe Kersher ;)

P.S. Yes, I know I've missed a little strip to paint on the base ;) Will fix that next time I pull out my paints.

Monday, 16 June 2014

German objective: Fried Eggs. Part. 1

Hello and welcome everyone!

Some very good news! Battlefront has been able to deliver me my Panzer III ausf. L or N (GE034). This means I'm now fully focused on building second objective for my German army (first one being "Forward Command Post on Sd Kfz 250").

So the idea is simple and as described already in my previous post and on topic I'm going to re-create a scene of next picture with some alterations:

Picture from

First, in the original propaganda scene they are frying the egg on a Pz.Kpfw II. I'm going to use Pz.Kpfw III ausf. L.

Second, the scene is originally filmed in the desert but as my Germans has been modelled, painted and based to a more colder climate, summer in Europe, I'll be modelling it to match my own army.

And third, as many of you readers know, Pz.Kpfw III ausf. L is rated to be a Mid War tank in Flames of War and my army being Late War, I've taken a liberty to still use it. Think of it as some replacement or training battalions tank if you like.

And here's some mock-up pictures of positioning. The guy next to the tank will be modelled or changed so that he will look more as frying the eggs, so possibly some arm-repositioning coming up if I'm not able to get my hands on a one exact figure from German Artillery HQ (Afrika) Staff team.


But here's all for now. Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more Fried Eggs!

Friday, 6 June 2014

Reinforcements ready!

Ok, it took me a while to paint it after I got it built but my third Tiger I E is now ready to protect Fatherland!

I basecoated the tank black and after that gave it a few light coats of Middlestone. Second camocolor I used is Beige Brown and I did it with an old medium sized drybrush. Tracks, tools, cables and jack were first being painted with Light Grey and then washed over with Nuln Oil. Red oxide was done by mixing 2 parts Red Gore and 1 part Dark Brown and being washed over again with Nuln Oil.

And here are the pictures:


As you may notice I haven't done any mud or dust as I'm not sure yet what kind of mud or dust should I do. My older Tigers have just some drybrushed Dark Brown and Beige Brown
 but I may want something new for this one.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Ace of Aces contest from Battlefront: Best Painted!

Today started with a very good news as I was scrolling down my Fb's news feed I ran a cross Battlefronts contest Ace of Aces. I hadn't even remembered taking part in this contest but ended up winning Best Painted with my Ace, Oberstleutnant Eichman.

Other winners,

The Best over all: Rick Gearheart
The Best story: Jan Hengst

Congratulations chaps!

Here are the pictures of all three winners.