Dienstag, 23. November 2010

Panzerabwehrlaserkanone M41 538 - PAL 38 - Crew

"How should that tiny shield protect us?"
Loader Ditter, Operation Emperors Garden

With the second Grenadier Trupp I also finished the crew of the Lascannon. A sidearm from the Cadians, a utility bag from the tamiya box and the loader got the Laserbattery put on his right hand. The loader is not glued on at the moment, but I glued on the spotter. Actually I think that this was not the smartest move, but hey, doing is learning.

Here the frontal view. The spotter seems somehow a little excited about something, maybe the loader should speed up the connection with the powerpack.

Here the backside. With the stabilizers of the gun there is not that much room for the crew. I will see how it will turn out on the next one. So, I will stop any further construction and box bashing until I have finished the painting of the gun and the Grenadier Trupp. The idea is that this doesn't end as a lot of conversion projects with half finished stuff unpainted. :)

Freitag, 19. November 2010

Baran Panzergrenadiere 3 - Trupp Schäfer

"Unbelievable what junk the rebels are using."
Soldat Karlof, Operation Emperors Garden

Quite some time ago I started my second Trupp of Baran Panzergrenadiers. But as often private matters and a new task at my job took the time form me. Fallout New Vegas and the new Episodes of Startrek Online did their thing too. But back to the little soldiers now. Yesterday evening I have put the additional gear on them, and they are ready to be based and painted. So here some of my Grenadiers with gear.

The left one has a Field Bag, the center one a Bottle and the right one has the Heavy Weapons Rucksack with a cutted shovel.

Here we have two soldiers with a cutted spade and the central one with a Zeltbahn and a Stielhandgranate.
A quik word on the spades. I took the Heavy Weapon spade and simply cut the front. As seen on the left Trooper. But still the Spade seems too long to put it on the the belt. I have made it on the right one, but it seems to long. Maybe I will cut the handle and build a real folding-spade, but the current one looks nicely.

Also it remembes me of the fighting scenes from "All Quiet on the Western Front" where Kat smashes his way through the trenches and allied soldiers. Also he introduces the young soldiers where to hit the main arteric lines of opponent soldiers. This scene is almost similiar to the introduction in "Spartacus" with Kirk Douglas. More fightling like babarians then modern men. Actually, barbaric seems the best descritption for the trench warfare of the 20th century. Okay, enough of that.

In the centre is the radio opperator with a sidearm, and on the right the same from the page before.

 Here we have them from the front. the Arm of the radio operator is the 'grenade-throwing' one. I simply smothed the grenade and put something on the top which looks like a receiver. Also I will put a connection line between the receiver and the radio. Also on the previous build radio operator. I have nerver done it before, so we will see.

And here the Gewehrgranat-specialist reloading with a fresh 30mm grenade, which is actually a cutted space marine missile. Left and right two regular soldiers.

Gut, gut, now the second Trupp is ready for painting which I will capture this time with some pics.