Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Project Lehr - 28mm 1/56 Panzer Lehr Armoured Platoon

I decided to theme on of my German Army as the Panzer Lehr Division.  I went with the 901st Panzer Lehr Regiment.

A couple of books for research.
28mm Panzer Lehr Miniatures Artizan Designs
28mm Panzer Lehr Squad

This is my first squad.  They are Artizan Miniatures 28mm Panzer Lehr Troops.  I painted rank insignia and small details such as Iron Cross Ribbons on their uniforms.  The tank kill badges are decals from Warlord Games.

The Panzer Lehr were some of the first to receive King Tiger Tanks, also known as the Tiger 2.  They had 5 in the Normandy Campaign.  I decided to model hull 11 that was abandoned by its crew after breaking down in August 1944.

Panzer Lehr Tiger 2
Panzer Lehr Tiger 2

Research Pictures

JTFM Tiger 2 Zimmermit Green Stuff

 I acquired a JTFM Die Waffenkammer 1/56 King Tiger.  It didn't come with Zimmermit so I had to make my own.  I am pretty inexperienced with green stuff but I had a crack and used a small flat head screw driver to do the detail.

Tiger 2 King Tiger Green Stuff Zimmermit

King Tiger Green Stuff Zimmermit

Tiger 2 Green Stuff Zimmermit

JTFM Die Waffen Kammer King Tiger 2

Undercoated with Tamiya Fine Spray
Tiger 2 Base coat

Basecoat Down
Panzer Lehr King Tiger 2 11

11 Painted on the Turret

1/56 King Tiger Panzer Lehr Tiger 2
The Painted King Tiger - I think I got it pretty close!

Panzer Lehr 1/56 King Tiger 11 Tiger 2
1/56 JTFM Die Waffenkammer King Tiger
Panzer Lerh Konigstiger Tiger 2 King Tiger JTFM Diewaffenkammer
1/56 JTFM Die Waffenkammer King Tiger

1/56 JTFM Die Waffenkammer King Tiger

1/56 King Tiger 2 1/56 Panther Warlord Games Panzer Lehr
Panzer Lehr King Tiger and Panzer Lehr Panther

1/56 Panzer Lehr Panther Warlord Games
1/56 Warlord Games Panther

1/56 Panzer Lehr Panther
1/56 Warlord Games Panther

Warlord games JTFM Rubicon 1/56 Stug comparison
Stug Zug! Left to right 1/56 Warlord Games, JTFM, Rubicon

JTFM Die Waffenkammer 1/56 Stug 28mm Panzer tank crew
1/56 Stug 3 JTFM - Crew are JTFM, Commander has a Warlord Games Head

1/56 JTFM Stug 3
1/56 Stug 3 JTFM - Machine gunner is JTFM crew

1/56 Rubicon Stug III 3 28mm Panzer Lehr
1/56 Stug 3 Rubicon Models - Crew are JTFM

1/56 Rubicon models stug 3 III Panzer Lehr
1/56 Stug 3 Rubicon Models - Crew are JTFM

1/56 Panzer Lehr Truck Halftrack Half Tack 251/10 251/1
Panzer Lehr Transport Options - Warlord 1/56 251/1, Rubicon 1/56 Opel Blitz, Warlord 1/56 251/10
Panzer Lehr 251/1 1/56 28mm crew
Warlord Games 1/56 251/1 Halftrack with converted crewman

1/56 Panzer Lehr Command Half track 251/10 3.7mm Pak
Warlord Games 1/56 251/10 Command Halftrack with 3.7mm PAK

1/56 Rubicon Models Opel Blitz Panzer Lehr Truck
Rubicon Models 1/56 Opel Blitz
 This project is far from over! Stay tuned for updates!