But sitting watching Hornblower* DVDs for hours means there's more time than models at the moment, so I was reduced to tinkering a bit. A few of you may remember my remaining Germans for the Army of Freedom WW2 campaign. Well, while getting stuck back into painting some German paratroopers from Warlord Games I found on the plus side, I'd got two officers rather than one. On the minus side, their MP40s were both badly warped and couldn't be used. Possibly why there were two in there.
Anyway, one of them was okay, I could use a spare MG42 from a vehicle kit and have him sturmfeuer-ing**, but what to do with the other? Hmmm, an Imperial Guard webbing set here, a cut-down lasgun there...
What do you think? It's just a laspistol and a cut-down lasgun stock to give that SMG feel. Painting was deliberately kept very simple. Not sure what he's going to be used for, it was for fun rather than a specific project but my Veteran Squad is still only 9 men strong, so they may have another recruit now!
Just a quick one for today. There's a couple more of these one-offs I'm working on at the moment, so I'll get pics of them up soon! Thanks for reading!
|This is where he came from ...|
(*No sniggering at the back! It's a wonderful TV series and an even better book. If such childish innuendo amuses you (as it does me) then I'd suggest reading the books because they've got such gems in as: [to a leadsman], "What sort of a bottom are you feeling?" and "No, Mr. Hornblower, you must return to sea. I want you watching Brest!"
**Incidentally I've always wanted to know more about the sturmfeuer and firing LMGs, resting the bipod on another fellow's shoulders. Both are staples of movies and indeed miniatures, but since childhood I've never been able to find any written evidence that this actually happened. Nobody happens to know, do they?)