Friday, 9 September 2016

SETTING THE SCENE part 8 GERMAN VEHICLES.


I have finally finished the German vehicles and crew for part 8 of 'Setting the Scene' which has taken me about 6 x weeks on and off. At least now I can get on with what I enjoy most and that is painting the infantry, which will be posted in three batches, Panzergrenadiers, Volks-Grenadiers and US Infantry.

I have used a couple of halftracks from my non - winter collection by manning them with a few winter crew, whilst not perfect, it is a quick way of making the numbers up.

And with the rest of the half tracks.

King Tiger

A couple of big cats, the King Tiger alongside a Panther.
      
The latest batch.

Size comparison of a King Tiger next to a Schwimmwagen.
A few action shots.







 



























I had a bit of fun trying to recreate an iconic picture from the Ardennes with a little vignette of  'it's not Joachim Peiper'
 








Over the coming  weeks I will be putting a selection of figures, terrain and books up for sale, so keep checking this blog if interested.       


















 

29 comments:

  1. Fantastic! Love the vignette - you have really captured the essence of the picture. It was immediately recognisable and really helps evoke the Ardennes '44 atmosphere. Is it intended to be a JoP? Also, if this is 'a few' pics, heaven help us when you post lots! Seriously though, this is as good as it gets and is so inspiring - thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Peter. I may use the schwimmwagen as a JOP just to have it on the table but if I need to draw it from the support list for gaming purposes then it will be used when gaming.

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  2. Excellent work Pat,the effect of the snow residue on the vehicle is so effective they really look like the metal of the vehicles are icy cold. The wreaks are a great idea and look excellent, adding a sense of realism with the weathering effect but I would not like to be on opposing sides of that King Tiger. cheers John and thanks for sharing great images.

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  3. Brr. I feel cold and miserable just looking at it. Amazing work, as always!

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  4. Good morning!
    This snow theme is, yes, really really good
    All this, on top of the snow-shield everywhere,
    trees, buildings, fences, usually the whole landscape is a stunning work
    such as mud, which is revealed under the snow when the tanks moving
    even if I look at the Nordic eyes, Yes, still. the effect is genuine
    perhaps a bit "wet" as europpan winter is.
    Where did this snow is made, perhaps cottonwool

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    1. Thanks maximex. I will be bringing out a book later this year on 'Setting the Scene' which will explain what I used for making the snow.

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  5. Fascinating job as always, I love each detail...These pictures are, once again, amazing Pat, excellent!

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  6. Brrr, it looks cold!!!
    Excellent work!

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  7. Wow. Just incredible. The visual effect of the "winterized" vehicles is tremendous.

    I've said it here many times before, but I really can't wait for your Winter Terrain book to become available for sale, Pat!

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  8. Excellent work as always Pat! Bring on summer.

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  9. You've really nailed it Pat I'm freezing just looking at it!

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  10. Truly awesome. An inspiration to all.

    Cheers, Ross

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  11. Another tour de force in modeling Pat! I really am looking forward to that book!

    Christopher

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  12. Pat your work is nothing if not inspiring! At this rate you will never want to war game in anything but winter!

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  13. Fantastic looking! Especially like the snow/ice build up on the vehicles; the pattern looks very realistic.

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  14. Masterclass. Really looking forward to the book you are doing on all this ... it will be worth every pound!

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  15. Pat I'm utterly amazed by how you manage to surpass yourself time and again! I simply can't get enough of your scenic shots. Will keep an eye open for your scenery sale as well ;-)

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  16. Another triumph. Yes, loved the Famous Piper re-pro pic...nice touch. I especially like the shots with the sense of distance in them. I try this but you seem to have mastered it. Hats off to you yet again.

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  17. Pat this is becoming a wargaming thread of legendary status let me assure you!! Everything about this project has been top shelf mate. Cannot wait until the book is out - will be a classic straight away I imagine. Bloody well done.

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  18. Incredible work, most inspiring indeed!

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  19. Wow. Absolutely stunning. These may be the best painted miniatures I have ever seen.

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