Thursday, 27 April 2017

The Blitzkrieg Continues

My latest offerings are a Warlord Games Panzer 2, a Warlord Games SDKFZ 222 and a Minairons Henschel Type 33 Truck all in 1/56.

The Henschel Type 33 is a big truck and scales well.  The kit is a lovely resin kit and goes together well with minimal cleanup.

The SdKFZ 222 and the Panzer 2 are based on the German early war camouflage scheme.  They are both Warlord Resins.  They will do well as they storm across Europe.

A recon SdKFZ 222

1/56 SDKFZ 222
My SdKFZ 222 - 1/56 Resin by Warlord Games

German 222 Recon

1/56 Panzer 2 Panzer II
Warlord Games Resin Panzer II

Panzer 2 II camouflage

1/56 German Blitzkrieg Truck Henschel Type 33 Minairons
Minairons Henschel Type 33 Truck

Black Tree Designs Painted Germans Blitzkrieg
With some BTD Friends and a JTFM Crew



Nearly finished my first lot of offerings...

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Foundry Miniatures Kradshutzen

I recently picked up the Foundry Miniatures German Motorcycle troops, AKA Kradshutzen from Foundry Miniatures.  You can find their range of excellent 28mm Miniatures here.

These miniatures are sculpted by Alan and Michael Perry and put simply are brilliant.  They scale very well with Warlord's range and you can find a comparison on Silver Whistle's blog here.

I picked up the majority of their Blitzkrieg era Germans and... well... I want more they are that good!

The motorcycle troops are extremely easy to put together.  The motorcycle itself comes in 3 parts.  A small base, the bike and handle bars with hands sculpted onto it.  They are easy to assemble and much easier than Artizan Miniatures Fallshirmjager Motorcycle with sidecar.  The Foundry sidecar was very easy to assemble.  The Foundry Sidecar does not come with a MG34 however it would be easy to add one on with some plastics etc.

On the table these will complement any Blitzkrieg German Army well.  Its a shame that we will not see them as much in Bolt Action Version 2 however Historical Accuracy or theme should always be chosen over gaminess.  These will also be used for Battlegroup Blitzkrieg.

Painted up they simply look great.  I will definitely have to get more of these guys.

28mm German Kradshutzen Motorcycle Troops Foundry Miniatures
28mm Foundry Miniatures German Motorcycles

28mm Kradshutzen
Sidecar Comes as a separate pack

28mm German Motorcycle
WW2G014 From Foundry Miniatures - Not bad for £12.00

28mm German Sidecar
WW2G010 - Easy to assemble

Kradshutzen Recon Patrol
Kradshutzen Reconnaissance Patrol pass through the Polish Countryside 

Kradshutzen Reconnaissance Patrol

It's coming...



Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Bringing in the Polish Support

It has been a busy month at the Left Handed Panzerfaust.  Much goodness updating to be done!

I am back painting some Poles and did some support options.  I also painted an anti-tank gun to use with the already painted Medium Howitzer Crew however I decided not to photograph it.

28mm Polish WW2
28mm Polish MMG Team - Warlord Games

28mm Polish Medium Machine Gun Miniature

28mm Polish WW2 Miniatures
28mm Polish Light Mortar Team - Warlord Games

28mm World War 2 Mortar

28mm Polish World War Two 2 Miniatures
Polish Anti-Tank Rifle and Marksman

28mm Polish Sniper Marksman

Currently play testing a scenario I have made for the invasion of Poland for Solo Play.

Coming soon... a swarm of pests!

Coming soon...






Monday, 27 March 2017

The invasion of Poland Begins

To invade Poland, one must have Panzers... I chose Panzer 1s!  Already considered outdated for the invasion, they were used and in large numbers.  Usually I would go for no more than 3 of a kind for some tanks but the thought of 5 Panzer 1s and a Panzer 1 Befehlswagen was too much of an opportunity to pass.  Being a bit silly I decided to paint them all at once in addition to a Panzer 35T and a Krupp Ammunition car.  The Panzer 1 horde is primarily for a scenario in Battlegroup Blitzkrieg however they should also make their way into a Bolt Action Armoured Platoon some day.

I have also been working on a table.  I will post my terrain separately but here is a nice sneak peek.

1/56 Panzer Horde
A German Armoured Column passes a Polish Farm

The German Armoured Column rumbles on


The Regimental Commander takes in the view

JTFM Krupp Ammunition Car



Warlord Games Camera Man Propaganda BTD Painted Germans
Smile for the Camera.  More BTD Painted up and Warlord Camera Man

BTD 28mm German MMG Team
BTD MMG Team

1/56 Panzer Befehlswagen
Warlord Games Panzer 1 Befehlswagen

Warlord Games Panzer Crew

Panzer 1 Befehlswagen

28mm Panzer Befehlswagen
A good Regimental Commander Sees Everything

1/56 Panzer 35t
Warlord Games Panzer 35T

Warlord Games Panzer 35t 28mm

Warlord Games 1/56 28mm German Tank Crew Panzer Crew
Panzer 1 Platoon Commander, he too likes to Heil things

Blitzkrieg Miniatures Panzer 1 Panzer I
The Panzer 1s are from Blitzkrieg Miniatures and crew from Warlord Games

1/56 Blitzkrieg Miniatures Panzer 1

JTFM Krupp Munitions Carrier
JTFM Krupp Munitions Carrier - Crew are JTFM

Unedited troops

Panzer 1 Horde
The Fleet (horde)
Coming Soon...

The invasion of Poland Solo play mini games developed by myself...

and...




Friday, 10 March 2017

Now on Twitter

Following some inspiration from The Brit The Yank and The Hobby Podcast, I have decided to join twitter.  Not really sure the point of my twitter account but I guess its just another way to show off some of my stuff via social media.  Might put some pics of other stuff up there or previews for this blog.

My twitter page is

https://twitter.com/LefthandedPanzr

my handle is

@LefthandedPanzr

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

BTD Germans and adding to the Blitzkrieg...

I have pressed on with my Blitzkrieg Germans Project.  I painted up some BTD miniatures and am super impressed with the quality of their figures.  Even some of the sculpts that looks a tad awkward on the website or prior to painting come up very nicely and I am very impressed with BTD.

I have also included a Panzer 1.  I will be painting up 4 more of these plus a Panzer 1 Command Vehicle.  There is a Warlord Games Light Mortar Team and a Crusader Miniatures SS Schutzen which I will be using for 1940s campaigns.

Painted Black Tree Designs
Black Tree Designs 28mm Early War Germans

28mm Black Tree Designs Painted Miniature
NCO with a brew

28mm BTD Painted German Miniature
NCO

The NCOs together

Black Tree Designs early war German
BTD Rifleman

BTD Early War Germans
BTD Rifleman

Black Tree Designs Germans
BTD Rifleman

BTD German LMG Team Black Tree Designs
BTD LMG Team
Blitzkrieg Miniatures Panzer 1
Blitzkrieg Miniatures Panzer 1

Blitzkrieg Miniatures 1/56 Panzer 1
Blitzkrieg Miniatures Panzer 1

BTD Miniatures next to the Panzer 1, they were tiny in the war
Warlord Games 28mm German Light Mortar Team
Bonus! Warlord Games Light Mortar Team

28mm Early War SS
Bonus! Crusader Miniatures SS Schutzen