Monday, 1 August 2011

20mm Painted WW2 German Pz-38T Light Tank Platoon..

Finally starting to show progress with the What If Operation Sealion project, these are the Pz-38T light tank platoon (hand painted crosses, my eyesight is fecked, if it doesn't improve I may have to go 54mm with any other project), this week on the blog will see a couple of painted invasion barges and a Panzer IV platoon. The recognition flag is to signify the command tank and was a common thing I believe, they have been painted sort of clean with no baggage or clutter on them, the flag is what is it is (used well before the Germans did) and if there is a problem Wikipedia has an explanation here







49 comments:

  1. Very nice. The aerial recognition flag was definitely used, remembering that during the blitzkrieg era the Luftwaffe routinely held the skies

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  2. Very nice armour there Lurker.

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  3. Nice platoon of 38t's. Flag for Aerial recognition was used a lot during the early years of the war, when the Germans had control of the sky. It features frequently in pictures of the Invasion of Poland and Russia. By the time of Overlord the emphasis was on hiding the tanks from the air so flags were seldom used.

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  4. Excellent unit, well done. I like the old '38t a lot, hope to model one in the future myself.

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  5. That's a very nicely painted unit of tanks. Perhaps using decals might be a better alternative to painting crosses.

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  6. Neat, and the crosses on the real thing weren't always perfect either.

    Perhaps spectacles will keep thing in scale? :-)

    Regards

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  7. Nice looking Zug. The recognition fan is a nice touch.

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  8. @Vampifan and Arthur: Can't deal with decals, makes me angry normally, already got spectacles.

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  9. Queue Lalo Schifrin music from Kelly's Heroes.(well, that was the Panzer VI, I guess? But its still a cool song).

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  10. @Trey: Sherman and Tiger lookalike, great song.

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  11. Yes !!!!! Very nice look !!! Amazing work my friends. I prefer the German gray than camo!! Fantastic

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  12. Nice progress on this 'play-set' Fran.

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  13. Nicely done Herr Lurker! Git!

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  14. Great paint job, those will look great in action on your table.

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  15. Nice paintjob lurker, looks very good!

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  16. Great work there angry. The crosses are nicely painted as well.

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  17. Panzers inbound! You really got some mad skills when painting my friend!

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  18. I love the details on these, but the swastika flag looks kind of out of place

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  19. They look great... but are they impervious to missile attacks?

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  20. Wouldn't it be bad to have your command vehicle 'tagged'? Would that not make you more of a target?

    Do you paint the bottoms of these things? Just curious.

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  21. Good paintjob, yes also the crosses look great!

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  22. You're one of the few I've seen actually use the recognition flag. It means you're doing a better, truer job than most.

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  23. Really nice stuff there. Nothing wrong with the crosses - they look fine to me.

    Gaz.

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  24. its like that lit'l Hitler mustache...totally off limits to the facial hair community.

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  25. OK, already got specs? Me too - btw, decals freak me out too; been known to attach them to my ear wondering where the hell they got to.
    Plan C = get an eraser old school type, carve/cut a cross on it, glue to head of nail, use as if a stamp pad type thing, white and black ink perfectly OK but work up to the technique first.
    Plan D is get a rubberstamp maker or homecrafty person to do it for you.
    In scale of course, duh...
    Plan E, get someone else to do it.

    Only if it really troubles you, of course.
    Regards

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  26. Nice Tanks I know what you mean about little thing i don't like painting eyes. I keep meaning to get a pair of those magnifyes or something like that.

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  27. Very efficient work, that'll look great on the field!

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  28. Sadly, Aniston doesn't show off her bare goods in Horrible Bosses. She does walk around in lingerie and strip down to only her labcoat. Its the hottest role she's ever done.

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  29. Good job on these 38s. Who is the manufacturer? Are you going to use the tanks for 1940 or 1941 FOW with their new Blitzkrieg rules or do you use another rule set for WWII? I haven't selected a set of rules yet, so inquiring minds want to know.

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  30. Nicely done and the crosses look fine!!
    The 38t was my very favourite early war german tank! - I wonder if they were paid for by Czech???

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  31. Those look great. I really love the map in the commander's hand -- an excellent touch.

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  32. Wow, looking really, really good. Well done.

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  33. Roll on as they look great!

    Christopher

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  34. @Justin: European Battlefield, a lord of the rings supplement.

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  35. Nice job, I can just imagine how difficult painting those 20mm models must be.

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  36. Very Nice tanks !

    Best regards dalauppror

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  37. boom boom! nice job. :D

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  38. kill zee zermans. and i was knackerdm you'll see some rite funny pics off me once my friends post em up

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  39. Is the guy in the hatch saluting or looking through glasses?

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  40. @AllenTesch: Shielding his eyes with a map.

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  41. I'll have to keep a look out for the Pegasus kits

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