Sunday, April 7, 2013

1/72 WWII Wargaming- German Tanks

After completing a US armored tank company I went back to my axis stuff and completed a platoon of Panthers, a platoon of MkIVs and company command tanks. This entailed building and painting about 6 new tanks and adding decals to all the tanks I have done. The decals were purchased from warhammer historical before they went belly up. I found they were so thick I wasn't able to make the transparent portion of the decals invisible either through gloss or dullcoting after application so depending on the angle the transparent portion is only opaque. Too late to start over though so I'll live with it. The 2nd platoon leader (121) is a dragon kit with zimmerit and a four man crew (which serve well as tank commanders). The rest of the Panthers are Armourfast. The MkIVs are all Plastic Soldier Company and the Wespe is the old Italeri kit.

1st platoon of the 1st company. Pzkwf V Panthers
3rd company commander followed by the 1st platoon leader


  1. Wonderful work! Love the Panther squadron.

    Also, what make is the Wespe at the bottom?

  2. Nice work! The difference between the dragon and the AF-Cats is huge though...

  3. Thanks for the comments gentlemen. FF,the Wespe is an Italeri model. Years ago I had the ESCI Wespe and I'm not sure if that is the same kit repackaged or if they made their own. The decal and the MRC fiber cluster foliage is newly added(not enough to hide it from jabos or opposing players I'm afraid)I built and painted it a year or so ago.
    Mojo, you are right, Dragon makes a beautiful Panther. Coming in at around 200 parts the detail shows but it took me a week to build the kit as opposed to 3 armourfast Panthers in an evening. If you want to load up the table quickly AF is the way to go but there's no beating Dragon for quality.