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A place for things 20th Century, real and imagined..

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Tiny ships from WWI

British and German, taxing little bastards to paint..


Wednesday, 18 January 2012

20mm WWII mid war panzer battalion

The second panzer battalion, mostly PzwIII and IV. This often was the  regiment in 1943 and represents the fact that for an extended time the 1st Panzer battalion was tied up converting to panthers..
This group is all plastic  and includes kits from Matchbox(now Revell), Hasegawa and Esci.. All numbered and stowed and mostly crewed..These were done up for  a large Kursk like game and the panzer IVs worked overtime that day.
This posting is for my childhood mate Chris Edwards,the first person I ever knew  who talked about Kursk...we must have been 10 at the time 

1.HQ,including flammpanzer III

2. 5th company

3.6th Company

8th Company 

4.7th Company, including a captured T-34

5. attached tiger company

late War FJ

A Rapid Fire-2 reinforced battalion. a mix of manufacturers. Comprises Battalion HQ, 3 jaeger companies  support company of HMG ,MMG and 81 mm Mortar platoons,a panzer-jaerger company of 4 schreck teams and a pak 40 75mm AT gun ,a heavy mortar company of 3 x 120mm mortars and  a strong company/weak battalion of FJ Engineers .

pak 40



Heavy HMG

HQ,MMG.81mm mortar