|20mm WW2 odds & ends - AB, SHQ, Elhiem, PSC.|
Random 20mm German Infantry
This small collection of German infantry here covers three different figure manufacturers. The German NCO is from AB - an excellent casting, as always.
|German NCO from AB Miniatures...great sculpt as always.|
|MG-42 team from SHQ miniatures.|
|The SHQ sculpts have really grown on me...I quite like them.|
|German sniper from Elhiem Miniatures.|
|Lots of little camouflage features on this sculpt...very nice.|
|1/72 RSO kit from Plastic Soldier Company.|
|Lots of room to carry ammo, spare parts, fuel and other supplies - or troops.|
|1/72 scale plastic SU-76 kit from Plastic Soldier Company.|
The Russians built boatloads of these vehicles, using them for direct fire support, anti-tank efforts and mobile indirect fire in support of Red Army formations. It seems the vehicle was difficult and uncomfortable to operate - nearly every set of hobby rules refers to how this vehicle was nicknamed "bitch" by its crews. But getting a 76mm gun into action never hurts, and this vehicle was able to bring the weapon into frontline action in difficult conditions. Given how many of these were built, it made no sense not to have them on the table, so I thought it was time to get one done.
|Crowded fighting compartment in this vehicle...have to paint the crew and gun seperately.|
|The USSR built thousands and thousands of these vehicles during WW2 - so good to finally have one available for my 20mm Russians.|