Tuesday, September 8, 2015

1/72-scale Afrika Korp

As part of a big swap with Tim in Saskatoon this summer, I received buckets of unpainted 1/72-scale figures. I pulled out two bags labelled Africa Korp and painted up 70 figures, making 10 bases for Memoir 44.

The bases include some fellows from Esci's European set plus a pair of metal officers (Dixon?). I painted them all in a bit of a grab-bag choice of uniforms (end of a long supply chain). Overall, these turned out well and would likely also do for Sicily or Italy.

Up next: Staying in the Mediterranean, I am working on some of the Italian tanks plus the Italian troops that are suitable for North Africa. There are, of course, also Italian troops more suitable for Europe and Russia (why are there so many Alpine troops?). But that is all somewhat down the line. I also have some French cannon under way.


Preacher by day said...

Nice painting. I remember that diorama base from when I was a kid - came with a Char B, didn't it?

Terry Silverthorn said...

At this rate Bob your going to need a bigger playing surface.. Grand Campaign style perhaps?

Bob Barnetson said...

Yes, a matchbox favourite!

Bob Barnetson said...

Ha! We'll see how that goes.