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Psc 1/72 Raupenschlepper - How to double your money

The kit is a very nice set. The only problem is you only can build the tractor or anti-tank tractor.  Boy I hate wasting  plastic.  This just drive my nuts...  Well I got a brain flash, I will same thing as I did with the SU-100/SU-122.  Just add some magnets to hold the lower section with the tracks on.  Just need to do a little grinder away with the Dremel...   Take a look at the pictures.  Now you can have your choice for the battle.The anti-tank tractorAdded a 5mm diameter magnet to the bottom of the chassisLocate another on the lower chassisThe tractor chassis with magnetAssembled tractorLate world version with slab side.Front viewHope you like this simple conversion.  Doubled your models for the table.

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Sdfk 250 restored

Here is the description. Amazing part is most of the vehicle is unrestored, just cleaned after coming out of the river.  These photos should be a great addition in building a model of the Sdfk 250.More can be found here: Panzer FarmIntroducing Photos from SD Assembly. Kfz 250 extracted in 2015 from the river river. Work continues and there are plenty of details to mount. Special thanks to tomek, Jacek and wislawa, leading assembly works :)

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Wierd World War...War Without End

I manged to buy, on EBay, some long out of production Clockwork Goblin 15mm War Without End, a weird world war genre which became the 28mm Konflict '47.I have quite a few German walkers and a few of the infantry along with a small amount of US walkers and infantry. (I am always on the lookout for more if any of my readers have a hidden unwanted stock lol ;-)).  I will be adding later war conventional forces as well.Here are some test pieces for the German heavy infantry, as you can see they are heavily armed with MG43s as their standard weapons.

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Dressing For The Apocalypse - 28mm: Bundeswehr

As mentioned earlier, Under Fire Miniatures do a range of Cold War period 28mm figures.I bought a set each of Soviets, East German (NVA) and West German (Bundeswehr).Having assembled (converted) and painted the Soviets, I started on the West German infantry.This is Bundeswehr pack 1, comprising four infantry armed with G3 battle rifles.For my use I used Renedra 25mm round bases. I drill a 1mm hole in the figure base and a matching hole in the round base and use a piece of 1mm Evergreen rod to pin the two together and then glue it with superglue. Milliput is then used to smooth the two together.There was then the decision as to what colour to paint them.For my reference, I had a look at a contemporary Osprey book "Nato Armies Today".I also  had the Tankograd book on "Bold Sparrow '87".I decided to go for the simple grey green colour scheme (I have Flecktarn to look forward to on the Empress modern Bundeswehr).The figures were undercoated black with Citadel Chaos Black followed by PSC German Field Grey.The

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On this Day 30 December 1954 Teutonic order ended

On this day, The Last Grandmaster of Teutonic Order from Habsburg Dynasty, Archduke Eugen Ferdinand Pius Bernhard Felix Maria von Habsburg Lothringen, dying on December 30, 1954, in the Teutonic Order house at Meran, surrounded by the brothers of the Order.Eugen showed a pious nature early in life and in 1887, at the age of 23, he made his vows as a professed knight of the ancient Order of Brothers of the German House of Saint Mary in Jerusalem, commonly known as the Teutonic Order. The vows entailed poverty, chastity and obedience. At the same time as investiture, Eugen was selected coadjutor of his uncle Archduke Wilhelm Franz Karl von Habsburg Lothringen, who was then Hoch- und Deutschmeister of the Order.Upon Wilhelm’s death in 1894, Eugen was installed as Hoch- und Deutschmeister and proved one of the most capable men to lead the centuries-old Order of Catholic chivalry and charity. He founded new hospitals, increased the efficiency of the Marianer (lay sisters’) nursing services and improved their train

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15mm Bolt Action Commission-Germans

Whilst at home last time a club member asked if I could paint a few 15mm figures for a WW2 Bolt Action force he was building.  I said and yes and was given a bag full of US troops and a few German items.These are the German items, a PzIII, Sd Kfz250/9 and 3 Pak36s.SdKfz 250/9 and PzIIIJPak36The models are from Peter Pig and are very nice, not much flash and easy to assemble.  I have not glued the PzIII turret on, so can be positioned as you wish.  The Pak36s are mounted on metal washers, crew will be single based, which enables casualty removal.

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