Wednesday, February 27, 2013

10mm WW2 Germans - Pendraken Miniatures

With my longstanding interest in very small scale models, the Pendraken 2013 painting competition announcement caught me in a pretty vulnerable condition. In addition to the late Roman infantry of the post below, I decided I would also paint up a few stands of Second World War pieces. I chose Germans because they are the most fun to paint.

These are the results of my efforts so far - a Hetzer tank hunter and two bases of late war infantry. I've tried to give the scenic elements a suitably drab look, having in mind the autumn of 1944. Each infantry base consists of three riflemen (one with a panzerfaust) and a noncom with an stg 44. I've tried to give a suggestion of camouflage on some of the uniforms, without going too too far out of scale.

I hope in time to expand on this small force, though there are a couple other projects ahead of it in the queue. It's an enticing subject of course, and I like the Pendraken offerings a lot. The detail is decent, considering the 10mm scale, and they are pretty inexpensive. That's a big plus when considering whether or not to embark on a whole new project.









8 comments:

  1. Those are great looking models and very nicely painted. I have some 10mm WWII myself but I haven't got round to painting them yet.

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    1. Thanks Steve, I appreciate it. I'm looking forward to when I have time to expand this project, it would be fun to game with. - James

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  2. I think you have perfectly captured the "late war" feel.

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    1. Thanks Lentulus. I had to play around with the colors a bit to get something suitably drab looking, but I was happy it paid off. Dulling down the green static grass with khaki paint helped the feel of it I think .

      Regards - James

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  3. Very nice. What is the thickness of the bases? I like the proportion of the bases to the miniatures.

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  4. Oh and what rules do you play?

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  5. Very nice. What is the thickness of the bases? I like the proportion of the bases to the miniatures.

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    1. Hi James, thanks very much. The bases are 3mm thick, I got them from Litko Game Accessories (http://www.litko.net/). I did these for a painting competition, with the idea that I would use them for the ruleset "I Aint Been Shot Mum". Haven't gone anywhere with it so far though....

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