Work in Progress

DAK, Gazala 1942

Posted by FatFather on 22 Jan 2017, 15:03

Hi,
I would like show you model Panzer IVD from Mirage Hobby (I think good modeller could make it awesome model) and few figures from Revell, Italeri, Orion, Matchbox and something else. I will never do the dioram of this meeting in desert.

Panzer IV D
Image

Tank crew
Image

Troops (looking for ideal colour of uniforms DAK)
Image

In old fashion style... :P
Image

Feldmarschall? :-)
Image

Thank you for watching.
User avatar
FatFather  Poland
 
Posts: 82
Member since:
22 Jul 2015, 18:38


Posted by Bluefalchion on 22 Jan 2017, 16:56

Fun WIP, thanks for posting. The DAK uniforms arrived in an olive green from the factory, but merciless sun soon bleached them to more of a tan color. Some later in the war were more brownish. Officers had their own uniforms made, so they could vary greatly. Finally, continental items (German field grey) were sometimes worn, especially as supply became more and more of a problem. Good luck!
Bluefalchion  United States of America
 
Posts: 1170
Member since:
23 Dec 2010, 07:57

Posted by Wiking on 22 Jan 2017, 18:19

The survivors of Got el Ualeb during regrouping for the way to Tobruk?

The Mirage Panzer IV is on the other end (over engineered) in amount of parts to your past shown Stug III .
Only the antenna in your nice build is a bit oversized for my taste.
The men from Preiser who put his arm behind his head is a often seen pose. And fit nice for an Africa Dio. 8)
As the drinking Revell one. I wish that more useful pose like this would be in the soft plastic boxes.
And Orion do a great job for for this subject as you show us.
But the most surprise is that the aged Airfix DAK troop set is still top to all the other 1/72 DAK soft plastic offers.

:eh: I feel me the whole time observed by Rommel!
User avatar
Wiking  Germany
 
Posts: 1232
Member since:
14 Sep 2015, 10:03

Posted by Peter on 22 Jan 2017, 21:01

That something else in figures is Airfix! ;-)

Nice project! Do it! ;-) :thumbup:
User avatar
Peter  Belgium

Moderator Moderator
 
Posts: 17306
Member since:
25 Mar 2008, 18:51

Posted by Carlos on 22 Jan 2017, 22:12

Well, "not thank for watching" for me, thank you to posting, is a very nice work is nice to see.
There are figres from airifx and revell but I cant remember from where is the officer wth and covering the sunligth in the eyes.
Carlos  Argentina
 
Posts: 315
Member since:
19 Sep 2016, 14:41

Posted by Bluefalchion on 23 Jan 2017, 01:42

He's a Matchbox standard German Infantry officer.
Bluefalchion  United States of America
 
Posts: 1170
Member since:
23 Dec 2010, 07:57

Help keep the forum online!
or become a supporting member

Posted by Peter on 25 Jan 2017, 18:33

Bluefalchion wrote:He's a Matchbox standard German Infantry officer.

Yep! :thumbup:

http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=238
User avatar
Peter  Belgium

Moderator Moderator
 
Posts: 17306
Member since:
25 Mar 2008, 18:51

Posted by FatFather on 06 Aug 2017, 15:26

Hello,
Continuing theme of DAK I took some old figures (long time ago painted, and short time ago repainted), new set of Plastic Soldiers with SdKfz 231, Roden and old SdKfz 251 from Esci (repainted), some parts from Black Dog. All painted in Vallejo.
Hope, you have fun for watching.

Image
Figures you know

Image
Officer from left repainted

Image
Old SdKfz, thinking about more work on this...

Image
Old figures, and repainted model from Roden

Image
Little fun with old photo.
Thank you.
User avatar
FatFather  Poland
 
Posts: 82
Member since:
22 Jul 2015, 18:38

Posted by sansovino on 12 Aug 2017, 11:03

Wonderful models, painting and sceneries! I like especially the resting-troops with the palm. Do you want to add landscapes to your models? I would been a still more impressive presentation. Or do you prefer the combination of photos and models as your own personal style?
sansovino  Germany
 
Posts: 367
Member since:
27 Mar 2014, 21:42

Posted by FatFather on 13 Aug 2017, 14:58

Dear sansovino, thank you for so much good words about my work.
Some day I will make dioram for those models and figures.
User avatar
FatFather  Poland
 
Posts: 82
Member since:
22 Jul 2015, 18:38


Return to Work in Progress