Sunday, February 28, 2016

Training film for a Bundeswehr Recon unit.,

For some inspiration for the my project a training video with Bundeswehr M41's

Note the camouflage pattern on the tankers uniforms.  This would disappear from use around the 1960 time frame.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Bundeswehr M41 finished

Ready for inspection my 60's M41 for Bundeswehr project.  These are the battlefront models.  Not bad but the only ones I could get.  The paint is from Life Colors US Army Olive Drab set.  The number is 222 on the paint bottle.  It is according to the instructions on the box for 50's and later.  Not being an expert in OD these looks right to the pictures I found on line.

  This is going to be my recon company. From what I ready there are  three M41's in the company with approximately 20  Schützenpanzer SPz 11-2 Kurz.    If anyone has a better source please add it the comments
   Now for pictures.

I know I need to make a photo booth,  These are the best I can do right.  Hopefully the items I ordered from QRF will here soon.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Anyone interested in Wing of glory Solo play

The is great site for solo play for Wing Of Glory.  This is front HerkyBirds  Nest website.

Wing of War solo play cards.

Check his blogspot lots of good solo gaming info...

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Bundeswehr Schützenpanzer SPz 11-2 Kurz

It the late 50's until the early 80's the Bundeswehr  use a small APC SPz 11-2 Kurz.   The APC where used in the recon unit along side the M41's.   Just won a Roco Model on ebay.  It was suppose to be 1/100 scale. But I believe more like 1/87.   Also in the mail from the UK is one from QRF.

  The Roco surprisingly has a lot of good details.  My units are progressing slowly.  The early cold War period I believe could be interesting period to game in.  Later on it is one shot one kill sort of game play..

Sunday, February 14, 2016

15mm Modern Bundeswehr by Flytrap factory

Going through my facebook pages.  I fought this company out of New Zealand.   The company makes some amazing miniature of the modern Bundeswehr forces in the ISAF.  These would be a perfect fit for Yankee team.   Nothing like a German support unit to help you turn back the big Red bear..  They also have some Vietnam era NVA and  USN seals.

These fine figures can be found at their website.   The flytrap factory

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

M41A3 Bundeswehr for Cold War gaming

Okay having started my maddest for a 1950's to early 1970's Bundeswehr panzer force.  The first tanks will be the good old M41 by Battlefront.  This is from their Vietnam set.   What I like is that some of the commander have  berets.  Fits perfect for my needs as the German used berets.

The models are assembled. Next into the priming phase.   All need is to find the Bundeswehr organizational chart.

photo by P.Moss
photo by P. Moss

Monday, February 8, 2016

Cold War Soviet Uniforms 60's

Here are some pictures for reference for Soviet uniforms of 60s & 70's.   I will be using these photos while I paint my Khurasan Soviets.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Cold war Bundeswehr uniforms. 1950's and 60's

Doing some research on the Bundeswehr I found some picture of a person wearing period uniform. Now having a reference picture I will be able to find some troops in 15mm.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Yankee Team Bundeswehr

 Currently I planning to do a Bundeswehr  Army for Yankee Team.  Also kicking around the idea of a early cold war army.   M41,M47 and M48s that the Bundeswehr used around the late 50s to mid 60's.  Figuring this would be an interesting period.  Why you say, because this before the high tech era of warfare.     The video shows the current Bundeswehr panzer division.

This link will take you to Panzerbaer: Panzerbaer info on the bundeswehr
 On the site is lots of great pictures, modeling tips and info on all the vehicles used by the Bundeswehr.