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Old 09-13-2020, 09:31 AM   #1
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Project - 'Wehrmacht Firepower' - PAKem in

G'day all, hope everyone is travelling fine?,

For those that have followed my various 'Wehrmacht on the Move' threads and the fact that my planned dioramas won't go ahead this year due to a COVID-Cancelled model show, I'm now combining the 'on the Move' with next year's planned 'Wehrmacht Firepower'. Alternating between vehicle models and weapons in the process (and naturally all will have appropriately-dressed figures to match the theatre of ops).

First off is a series of Panzerabwehrkanones or 'PAK's for short. I thought I'd commence with the CHE 5cm PAK38 which is the middle gun of the three (flanked by the mighty 7.5cm PAK40 (it's successor) and the old 3.7cm PAK36 (its predecessor). All three indicative of advances in enemy tank armour and the need to have suitable weapons on-hand to cope.

Even though this series highlights successive models to counter the increase in enemy tank armour as the war progressed, each remained in-service throughout the war to some degree. The PAK38, I decided, whilst as a pre-build that came in a three-camo with criss-cross whitewash, I wanted a more 'used' look to suit the end of Winter in Russia where whitewash, wear and tear of a long slogmatch that was the Russian Front is evident in the finish. The PAK36 is next and though the one pictured is in early-war Dunkelgrau, I've another in kit-form which allows for the front armoured shield to fold which is to my liking. This gun will be in three-tone camo also, with netting and foliage and will represent a gun in-use with the Fallschirmjager in Normandy. As such, it'll also be fitted with Steilgranate 41. The PAK i've yet to decide on. Enjoy, Steve
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