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19 Feb 2024 9:13 a.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "This years plans" to "This year's plans"

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Gunner Dunbar19 Feb 2024 1:03 a.m. PST

Hi guys

We are well into 2024 and I have been so busy I haven't even thought about hobby plans for this year, at the end of 2022 I pledged that I would stick to 1/72 WWII for all of 2023, and I failed, I lasted 8 month before being lured away by other genres and scales, I had planned on doing the full year, then moving onto another genre for a year, however, I still have so much to do, and I really enjoy 1/72 WWII, so I'm committing myself to another full year, last year I made good progress on my Hungarians, 1940s French and Luftwaffe field Div, this year I will concentrate on the 21st Pz Div, and 1940 BEF, as well as making a start on Russian Naval infantry and assault engineers.

I have already printed some of the vehicles for the 21st, but I did that before I taught myself CAD, so the detail is quite chunky on some of these vehicle, I'm not going to continue with the chunky detail, so my choices are re design the STL files and start over, or physically remove the detail and re detail the old fashioned way, I think I will do both, try and save these vehicles and future prints will be updated.

I'm going to start by doing elements of kampfgruppe von luck, firstly his HQ, which will have himself, an MC recon element, a Pak 38, and a pioneer section, then I'll work on PzGren regt 125, Pz Aufk-Abt 21, Pz Regt 22, Storm-Abt 200 as well as some AT, AA and pioneer element.






Personal logo Dal Gavan Supporting Member of TMP19 Feb 2024 3:04 a.m. PST

I look forward to seeing how it all goes, mate. You should have that tray done by the end of the week, do you think? :-)

korsun0 Supporting Member of TMP19 Feb 2024 5:39 a.m. PST

They look good. I'm curious as to what the AA vehicle is which is tucked away at the rear in the first photo.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP19 Feb 2024 5:43 a.m. PST

I am a simple chap and struggle to recognise many of the range produced. I can spot some French captured chassis maybe, but do think terrific imagination and novelty has gone into all this

Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP19 Feb 2024 7:24 a.m. PST

Looks wonderful. I thought about building some 21 Pz Div forces but was put off by the lack of appropriate vehicle models and I just love SdKfz 251s!

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP19 Feb 2024 1:13 p.m. PST

Nice work – a la Artilleryman 21st Panzer in NW Europe is tricky due to the many French sourced vehicles

Gunner Dunbar19 Feb 2024 1:18 p.m. PST

This is the flak vehicle

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP19 Feb 2024 5:33 p.m. PST

What is this "plan" thing you speak of?

pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP19 Feb 2024 6:11 p.m. PST

Yes, everyone has a plan. Until you get punched in the face with a shiny article that pulls you off into a new period!

korsun0 Supporting Member of TMP19 Feb 2024 9:43 p.m. PST

Thanks mate, I like the look of that. I need to find one in 20mm.

MilEFEX303020 Feb 2024 12:43 a.m. PST

Wow, super cool, 1/72/20mm is my all time favorite too, I can't understand 28mm, sometimes worse detail and poses with less functionality! Anything you want is in 20mm!

How do you make your green stuff so neat? I use Tamiya epoxy and it's kinda a mess. What brand are your metals? Where in Australia are you? I'm in Canberra.

Gunner Dunbar20 Feb 2024 1:03 a.m. PST

The metals are mostly AB and Simon Soldiers, I do a lot of conversion, whole armies in fact, check my blog, so lots of GS practice.

MilEFEX303020 Feb 2024 2:59 a.m. PST

Very nice, I will check it out. I might look again at Simon's soldiers. Didn't think they'd mix well with AB.

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