A random series of articles on war gaming in 40K, FOW and other systems. The headings are, WiP; Conversions and models in various states of assembly. PiP; Paint works on various models. Mission Critical; scenarios or missions to bring a bit of a twist to a normal game. MiA; rules for units and characters that could/should/might appear in a game. Dig In; How to guides on making various types of terrain for different game systems. Sit Rep; Battle reports and after action reports on games played

Monday, July 22, 2013

WIP (FOW); Flak platoon Sd Kfz 251/21

Shot that one

Sd Kfz 251/21(drilling) was one of Germany's attempts to protect its armies from marauding aircraft. Essentially it is several co-axial light autocannons on to pedastial and mounted Sd Kfz 251. FoW you can get three to the six of them in a platoon.

This project has made mixed progress. On the negative side the half tracks were supposed to be magnetized so the triple machine can be replaced with the 2cm auto cannon if required. However. I do not seem to be having any luck with magnets. I am not sure why. So the triple machince gun is fixed in place. Another low light was for some reason the undercoat was not great. It was dam cold when the models were primed and the undercoat is much more grainier than what is normal. This caused a problem with a decals making then shiner than normal.

That said I think they turn out alright. A full unit would normally cost 70-80 euros but I was able to make them for roughly half of that by getting a PSC halftrack box and ordering some drilling platforms from Skyterx.  The only conversion work is removing some of the seating from inside the half and drilling a pilot hole for the drilling platform (simples). I am undecided if I should add mode baggage to the models, it would help to cover up the decals and add a bit more realism to the models but might not be worth the effort.


Frank O'Donnell said...

It's always hard to say with pictures but they look fine to me mate.

izack said...

how did you order just the drilling parts from skytrex?

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