A Bridge Too Far – Finished Project

1/56th Bridge Too Far finished project pics ….

Finally processed the finished project pics, now packed up and ready to ship.

As a recap the project for Bolt Action Gaming purposes represents the 9th-SS Hohenstaufen SS-Aufklärung-Abteilung (Recce Battalion) and with a little historical licence comprises;

HQ
1x Humber A/C – Grabners Humber
1x Schwimmwagen – Recce/command (4 troops)
1x 251/8 – Medical (2 medics, 2 troops )
1x 251/7 – Engineers (9 troops)
1x SP Flak – Opel Blitz and SPAA Quad20mm

AC Platoon
1x 222 – 20mm light a/c
1x 232 – 20mm heavy a/c

Recce Platoon
1x Luchs – 20mm recce light afv
1x 250/1 – SPW (5 troops)
1x 250/1 – SPW (5 troops

Heavy Support Platoon
1x 250/7 – 81mm Mortar
1x 250/8 – 75mm SPG

Infantry Platoon
2x 251/1C – 20 troops
1x Opel Blitz – 10 Troops

And the gaming kits used were

Warlord Games
Opel Blitz with open canopy
Opel Blitz and 2cm Flak
SdKfz 251/1C SPW (Plastic kit) x2
SdKfz 251/8 Ambulance
SdKfz 250/7 Neu 81mm Mortar
SdKfz 250/8 Neu 7.5cm SPG Stummel
PzKpfw II Ausf.L Luchs Recce
Flakvierling 38 20mm
Schwimmwagen
SdKfz 222 Armoured Car
Grabners Humber Armoured Car

BlitKrieg Miniatures
SdKfz 231 2.0cm 8rad Armoured Car
SdKfz 250/1 Neu SPW x2

JTFM
SdKfz 251/7 Engineer SPW

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JTFM Tortoise, Boarhound and Staghound – wip2

Base primer ….

Been battling with the Ersatz M10 project (having problems with bubbles and fit) so splashed some primer on a few things for a break. The JTFM vehicles are part of a 1946 themed project and are in the very early stages of the builds. Primered with Humbrol, the next step is to work on some detailing. Also going to replace the wheels on the Staghound with a set off the Boarhound to improve it’s look and sit. I may also adjust the gun lengths a bit too, while I like big guns as much as the next person the 17pdr on the Boarhound is bigger than the 32pdr on the Tortoise. Early days ….

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A Bridge Too Far – Warlord Games, Blitzkrieg Miniatures and JTFM 28mm Bolt Action project wip6

More wips …..

Working on getting the base camouflage worked up. One of the challenges on this project is that by request the camo all has to be variations of yellow/green so that means no tri colour schemes. So the trick is to come up with enough variations (tones and patterns) to cover the large number of vehicles ….

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Opel Blitz, 251SPW and 250/8 SPG with their base camo laid on ….

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A couple of wip shots of the camo going on the SdKfz231 8-rad to show that there’s no real trick to brush painting the patterns. First a lighter base colour is laid on followed by a darker overlay, sometimes using a couple of layers depending on the shade and density I’m after.

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