Friday, 28 February 2014

Afrika Korps... in Space!

The Titanium Dropship 15mm Science Fiction painting competition has a Squad category for 4-12 figures, which I entered with Eureka Miniature's Sci-Fi German Stormtroopers. I've got a few more of this range painted, and here they are:

WeltraumKommandoSoldaten with BolzenGewehr 40

Leutnant and Funker

Gunner with MBG40

88mm PanzerSchlag.

Scharfsch├╝tze and spotter

The gimballed sMBG40

Federation scientists think it's a sonic terror weapon...

...and you clearly need two big balls to use it.

I thought an 'Afrika Korps... In Space!' theme would be fun for these pulp villains. The main colours were Vallejo 70859 Green Brown and 70924 Russian Uniform. I liked doing the paint chipping on the armour, but I wince seeing the drybrushing in close-up.

I've called them the WeltraumKommandoSoldaten, using my pidgin German and Google Translate. Any better names, acronyms etc. gladly accepted, especially if they're punny!

I've got more ideas for these guys including some anti-grav vehicle conversions (LuftPanzers) and a fighter-bomber. The AFVs may take me a while. I also have plans for some HQ and supporting troops...

19 comments:

  1. Now this is "way out there!" Fun stuff. Adventures galore.

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    1. Thanks, Jay, adventures for sure!

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  2. Good stuff, inspiring as I need to still come up with a scheme for my own Eureka Germans!

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    1. No worries, Buckeye- I think a whitewashed winter version would be cool...

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  3. Nice job Barks They look great :)

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  4. Great MoonTruppen Barks!
    Love 'em :-)

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    1. Did you ever get these guys out and onto the table mate?
      Still cracking figs!

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    2. Sadly, no... a lot of my stuff never gets tested in tabletop battle.

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    3. Well if its any consolation, you aren't anywhere near alone!

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  5. Cool Blog mate, link added :)

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  6. They look really good.
    cheers

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  7. Very nice - good colour choice.
    liked your bog so I've added it.
    Cheers
    Dan

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    1. Thanks, Dannoc, back at ya' as well.

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