I finished painting a LW SS 75mm Pak 40 Antitank Gun Platoon using the painting guide from the old "Cobra" FOW supplement. The colors worked out pretty well, and I did one gun crew apiece in pea dot, summer splinter and autumn splinter camouflage schemes. I tried to camouflage the guns in the standard LW German scheme, but it doesn't look that good. Plus, I overdid the inkwash, so the guns look much darker than the crews. On the other hand, it looks well enough at three feet, and any unit finished is a good thing. Back to the innumerable road wheels on the StuG IVs.
|The full zug minus transport. It IS LW after all.|
|Crew with summer Oak Leaf Pattern.|
|These guys got the Autumn consignment.|
|Pea dot for this crew.|
|The guns are pretty dark. Luckily the various flocking on the base makes up for a lot of painting sins.|
I like the way the SS castings are turning out. My next platoon will be the heavy zug with 4 heavy MGs and two 81mm mortars. I will avoid the inkwash.