Tuesday, 21 February 2017

BTD Germans and adding to the Blitzkrieg...

I have pressed on with my Blitzkrieg Germans Project.  I painted up some BTD miniatures and am super impressed with the quality of their figures.  Even some of the sculpts that looks a tad awkward on the website or prior to painting come up very nicely and I am very impressed with BTD.

I have also included a Panzer 1.  I will be painting up 4 more of these plus a Panzer 1 Command Vehicle.  There is a Warlord Games Light Mortar Team and a Crusader Miniatures SS Schutzen which I will be using for 1940s campaigns.

Painted Black Tree Designs
Black Tree Designs 28mm Early War Germans

28mm Black Tree Designs Painted Miniature
NCO with a brew

28mm BTD Painted German Miniature

The NCOs together

Black Tree Designs early war German
BTD Rifleman

BTD Early War Germans
BTD Rifleman

Black Tree Designs Germans
BTD Rifleman

BTD German LMG Team Black Tree Designs
Blitzkrieg Miniatures Panzer 1
Blitzkrieg Miniatures Panzer 1

Blitzkrieg Miniatures 1/56 Panzer 1
Blitzkrieg Miniatures Panzer 1

BTD Miniatures next to the Panzer 1, they were tiny in the war
Warlord Games 28mm German Light Mortar Team
Bonus! Warlord Games Light Mortar Team

28mm Early War SS
Bonus! Crusader Miniatures SS Schutzen

Monday, 6 February 2017

Blitzkrieg Germans

In order to recreate the battles of September 1939 I needed some (slight under-exaggeration)  Blitzkrieg Germans.  With the Black Tree Designs (BTD) 50% sales I could not resist their miniatures.  Love them or hate them I think they are pretty decent and paint up nicely.  I have a huge range of Blitzkrieg Germans to paint up from a variety of manufacturers.

I decided I needed to do two test figures.  One is a BTD Rifleman and the other is a Warlord Games German Pioneer.  I also needed a test vehicle for Panzer Grey so I assembled and painted up my Phanomen Granit H25 truck.

I plan on using these guys for more than just Poland.  They will be used for campaigns from 1939-1942.

With no pressure on me to paint an Army for an upcoming event, these will be part of many projects I have planned!

The BTD German tunic is painted with Vallejo 920 German Uniform and the Warlord tunic is painted with Vallejo 895 Gunship Green.

28mmBTDpainted Black Tree Designs Painted comparison
BTD and Warlord Games German Pioneer with H25 Truck

The view from the rear

1/56 28mm German truck Phanomen Granit H25
German Phanomen Granit H25 Truck

Black Tree Designs Painted German BTD Painted
Black Tree Designs Blitzkrieg German

28mm German Pioneer Engineer Painted
Warlord Games German Pioneer

28mm 1/56 vehicle crew driver german
The Truck Driver - Metal figure from Warlord Games