Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Panzergrenadier platoon for my mid-'90s Bundeswehr

These are among my first ever painted "moderns" after years of GW related stuff. I used Revell kits and boxes of infantry for those mid-'90s Bundeswehr Panzergrenadiere (all plastics in 1/72). For some reason I have never shown my early works, but as I never tossed them away and recently stumbled over the box they were in, I thought I might as well share them with you. :-D

For the pic above I cheated - the Marder IFV isn't this command squads' vehicle. I have to admit the one for these guys up to day has not even been built, although I have it sitting in my shelf for years (maybe I should finally do that *doh!*)
The whole platoon - minus its command squad.

Six Grenadier dismounts and their dedicated transport: Marder 1A3 from Revell.

The dismounts, to include squad leader, 40mm grenader launcher, MG3 gunner, dismounted MILAN ATGM starter and assist. gunner.


Paul said...

Enjoyable post. Good to see these Germans seeing the light of day.

Nice work.

Bluewillow said...

lovely mate, Germans are on my list to do day!


Phil said...

What glue do you use on the figures? My son and I have the same set of paratroopers. I have no idea what to use.
It has been a long time since I have done anything with models.

Chris M. aka "Sgt. Scream" said...

Simply use superglue for the infantry and Revell's "Contacta Professional" for the plastic kits.

Phil said...

Thanks for the reply. I did try super glue and they popped right off after a day with minimal handling.

I tried basing them on 20mm stands. I'll post some pics of my insanity later.

Chris M. aka "Sgt. Scream" said...


"popped right off" from where? Their base? I use liquid superglue and it works fine for me. The only thing I hate about the soft plastic is the paint flaking off sometimes if you don't give them a prior wash with soap water. In general I rather use 20mm pewter figs than plastic.

Phil said...

Hi Chris, Thanks for your replies. I'm going to try a different brand of super glue. See if that works. I'm not very experienced with these 1/72 scale guys.
Are there any gaming stores in our area? I see you live nearby. (I live near Amberg) I do a lot of 28mm mini painting these days.

Chris M. aka "Sgt. Scream" said...

Not really. All the good stores are gone. Nowadays all I buy comes off the internet. There is plenty of suppliers and shops to pick from.

Phil said...

I see...

That's to bad, the main part of gaming is the "live" community.

I am just reviving my blog. I use to be an MMORPG blogger for years but I stopped about two years ago and deleted my blogs. I'll post some of my minis today. Please take a look.