Friday, 30 June 2017

DAK Panzer II Zug

I have finally painted my Panzer II Zug for the 8th Panzer Regiment, 15th Panzer Division, Deutches Afrikakorps.

The models used are from Blitzkrieg and they are Panzer II Ausf F for the circular hatches however the base of the tank is no different to Blitzkrieg's Ausf C model.  The crew are from Perry Miniatures.

The 15th Panzer Division tank companies all displayed their company number on the side of the turret.  I decided to make these guys from 1st Company, 8 Panzer Regiment, 15th Panzer Division.  The decals are from Company B and Rubicon.

1/56 DAK Panzer
Blitzkrieg Miniatures Panzer 2 Ausf F modelled as an Ausf A-C

Blitzkrieg Miniatures Panzer 2 Ausf F
Perry Miniatures Panzer Crew

I particularly like this Tank Commander

1/56 DAK decals 28mm DAK decals
Rubicon Decals are nice but leave a slight outline.  The " is from Company B

28mm DAK Panzer 2 II
A commanding presence

Blitzkrieg Miniatures Panzer 2 Panzer II
Some damage to the side railing - Not intentional but looks good

1/56 DAK Panzer Zug
Rear View

28mm Panzer Crew
Tank Commander has swagger

1/56 Panzer 2 II Zug 28mm
The Panzer II Zug

1/56 Panzer 2 Afrika Korps DAK Panzer II 28mm
A nice angle showing the Panzers