Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Prolonged preowned panzer perpetuation - part 2

After acquiring these toys a mere five years ago and sorting them out a year later (see my earlier post), I have finally managed to form them into 9 Panzer Division for Megablitz games.  Originally built by Chris Kemp who wishes to remain anonymous (and rightly so, since he forsook the one true scale in favour of 15mm...), they came to me by way of a shadowy figure who we'll simply call Chris Willey.  I clearly remember using some of these toys in NQM games 20+ years ago so they are definitely veterans!  Above is the Panzer Regiment with a standard Airfix Panzer IV and a heavily rebuilt PzIII.
The Div HQ and staff.  That's a very full Kubelwagen...
The Aufkl Abt (Recce Btl), with Sdkfz221 (resin hull with Airfix wheels), unknown plastic motorcycle combo, Airfix '222 and a rather pleasing Sdkfz 233 converted from the Airfix kit.
The art regt with Airfix Sdkfz 7 and scratchbuilt Wespe.

The rest of the division will follow shortly.....


Conrad Kinch said...

I like your wargaming witness protection programme - I shall have to conduct a thorough investigation to ID these shadowy figures.

Peter Douglas said...

Terribly tortuous tongue twisting title Tim.

Remind me not to donate anything anonymously to you.
Enjoy the new (to you) toys.
Cheers, PD

Arthur said...


Ah yes, the very soul of indiscretion. I wonder if Anonymous aka Chris Kemp is squirming in his seat.

Hmm, probably not.

But he gives good toys..


Tim Gow said...

Conrad Kinch
We have a duty to expose these characters.

Tim Gow said...

Peter Douglas
So you think these are the names of real people?

Tim Gow said...

I've known CK a long time. He doesn't do shame.

Chris Kemp said...

Dear Tim, Conrad, Arthur Peter et al,

The true picture is even more tortuous ... Some of those models originally came to me via Chris Willey. In particular, the PzIII was a conversion from a Stug, with a new resin turret and aluminium barrel.

You can play "Where's Wally" and try to spot them in situ here if you are so minded:


Regards, Anony-mouse

Tim Gow said...

Chris Kemp
See what I mean chaps - shameless! But back to the toys. The barrel on the Pz3 is a delight. I expect it's even rifled.....

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

You cannot beat a good Panzer post :)

Herman van Kradenburg said...

Think the Motorcycle is an Italeri:
Also have few of them in my collection:

Tim Gow said...

Back to basics, eh?

Tim Gow said...

Herman van Kradenberg
Some people might think you are rather odd to know that, but here you are among friends!
I've added your blog to my list.

Don M said...

more tanks, tracks, trucks, what's not to like...)