|"Which way to Kursk?" - 15mm Mark IV panzer models from PSC|
In an earlier post I mentioned that I had acquired on box of their Mark IV panzer kits. I assembled one as a Mark IV-H, but built the balance as Mark IV F2/Gs (my panzer knowledge is lacking here - it is not clear to me what the differences are between the F2 and G variants). I painted these two models to match the Mark III panzers I have from Battlefront.
|The long-barreled Mark IV Panzer is one of my favourite models|
|I think the Mark IV-Hs were starting to hit the front lines in 1943, but I would imagine that the less-"favoured" panzer divisions still had panzer battalions with a mix of late model Mark IIIs and then a company of these suckers|
|Vanilla late-model Hanomag from PSC|
|A great alternative to the models from Battlefront - cheaper too!|
Despite the crew model challenges, I have to say that once again I am impressed with the quality/price ratio of the PSC vehicle products. If you need/want to build up 15mm WW2 vehicle forces, you should definitely consider PSC!
|Horde o' Russians - mostly painted, but you can see the pending stuff off to the side|
|There are some AT rifle stands in this picture (hard to make out) - those particular models are not BF's finest - because they are two-piece jobs, the infantrymen look like they have separated shoulders...|
|Some command bases, with a sniper base in the front|
|Individually based 15mm Russians - you get SO many of them in a box set, I figured I would divide between group bases and individual bases|
|Russian infantry with SMGs|
Another advantage of the group-style basing is that it allows the 15mm models to be used for Spearhead. We tried this once earlier this year with the group, and I am aiming to use Curt's next painting challenge as a spur to finish a pile of 15mm WW2 stuff, enough to play some of the scenarios from the book "Where The Iron Crosses Grow."