Monday, 6 June 2016
Boom, Boom, Boom! German 10.5 Howitzer.
In the ever going quest to one day beat my Bolt Action nemisis Steve, I have finally got around to adding some heavier firepower to my 28mm Germans.
I have gone for a leFH 18/40 10.5 cm Howitzer to hopefully blow a few infantry squads off the table.
Quite a fun model to paint this, combining a different range of techniques. I painted the crew exaclty as I would my infantry which was a simple enough job. However, the gun got a similiar treatment to the vehicles in the force, and I made use of oil washes to hopefully give it a beat up look. Some pigments to represent soot and a matt varnish sealed the deal.
One thing that I did do different to this was to mount the crew on the base in a way that they can't be removed. I normally prefer to have them detachable, but for speed they were simply glued on to the base. I did leave the gun loose for ease of tansport.
Plenty of other stuff for my Bolt action guys sat on the shelf, but it's 20mm next up!