Missus had to go to Glasgow again albeit only for one day so I had plenty of spare time again, I could have drawn maps but I like to keep that for during the week. I completed my twelve Saxon archers, nothing fancy there so they are now done and varnished, a bit of flock next and hey presto.
My real treat was the Hetzer or 'Baiter' for my Bolt Action Germans, who as you may recall suffer from having very expensive tanks, god knows how any German player ever fields a Tiger never mind a Tiger II. The kit is from Rubicon who I find very frustrating, if you go on their Facebook page they show you all sorts of great stuff but none of it is ready to buy, and as they only release quarterly and only a few vehicles at a time you have a long, long wait for some of it. They are also not so keen on doing anything remotely British, no doubt a business decision and one I can understand if not too happy about, but there you go.
The model itself is lovely as are all those vehicles which use the Panzer 38(t) chassis and you can build it as early, mid or late war, it first turned up on the Eastern Front in July '44 so although it is no use if I play Normandy correctly I can field it against Simon's Russian horde with no guilt whatsoever. It will turn up against the British at some point in NW Europe.
I went back to the armour paints I had bought at the beginning of my BA phase despite them being better for an airbrush than a real brush. You will notice the non worked on Dunkelgelb is pretty light, there are two in the pack, one slightly darker than the above. I have given the tank destroyer a scheme based loosely on that on the box cover, I was tempted to put a very light whitewash over it as if the crew had attempted to take off its winter coat but not quite managed it very well, but I chickened out.
I did however go overboard with the mud this time, I have seen several very muddy Hetzer's online and as I have a large jar of it I 'splashed it all over.' My new German addition is now complete and I am hoping for great things from this little beauty, we are doing BA on Tuesday night so I hope to gain some Soviet scalps.
Christmas is coming and I am looking at a Sherman V (British), StuG III or Stuart, mainly because my British are getting outpaced by my German vehicles.