As usual, I’m sort of just scraping in with my entry for the monthly community painting challenge over at Azazel’s Bitz Box. I’ve added “sort of” because I haven’t managed to varnish these items yet, but considering the title of this blog, the date and the fact that it’s pretty windy outside I’m going to consider them finished!
So, latest models finished are a pair of German Panzer 38(t) tanks from the 1940/41 period (the “(t)” indicates that these are Czech vehicles taken over by the Germans). These are in 1/72 scale and are fast build plastic kits by Pegasus Hobbies. I wanted to get these done for some early WW2 tank games, so they are meant to accompany the Panzer I, Panzer III and Panzer IV I got painted last month.
I’m not going to write loads for this post, since I really just wanted to get something posted because I’ve got them finished (ahem)!
I’m also intending to write group posts on the various tanks as I finish them and I’ve still got one more vehicle to do for my early WW2 Germans. As an aside, I actually know how many Panzer 38(t) models I have built in the course of my life (since it’s a fairly uncommon type for me) – one of the Fujimi kits back in the 70s when they first came out, two scratchbuilt from card in the late 70s for a Romanian army, another Fujimi kit in the mid-80s in Bulgarian markings (still got this one), a Plastic Soldier Company kit put together a couple of years ago and waiting in the “Neglected Model” pile and the two Pegasus models shown above! With important information like that in me head, it’s no wonder I can’t remember trivia like my wife’s birthday or our wedding anniversary!