Battlegroup Kursk - Italeri Sd. Kfz. 11 & PAK 40

Uh-oh. I received my weekly email from The WarStore and I saw that it mentioned a new WWII ruleset called Battlegroup Kursk. After doing some research on it I quickly realized that I had to own it... as well as a few German armor pieces, some AB Figures, 6+ bottles of MIG Pigments... you get the idea.



I foolishly put the rules on my Christmas list, so now I have to wait for them. In the meantime I have done a bit of research and stumbled across a few experts across a number of forums. A gentleman named "Piers" on the GuildWargamers site has been extremely helpful with all of his posts about the game and modeling in 1/72 scale.



On impulse I went to a local hobby store to see if they might have something for me while I impatiently await my rulebook. As it turns out, they had a number of 1/72 scale models and with the help of a very knowledgable patron that I met while I was struggling to chose one, I picked the Sd. Kfz. 11 & PAK 40 box from Italeri. 



This is NOT a Flames of War model with 3-5 parts to glue together. Look at all of those pieces! There are individual treads! This is a serious model.



I have been having a great time with this kit. Michael thinks that I am crazy for starting a new scale (and he is probably right), but I thought that it would be fun to try something new. I have painted 6mm, 15mm and 28mm before. It is annoying painting insignia on 15mm Flames of War figures so 20mm might be a good plan. I'll take some more pictures along the way.

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  1. Good start! Hope ya enjoy BGK!

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  2. Oh my goodness! It's you! Ha ha! Thank you for stopping by and thank you for your work on BGK! I have to tell you that it was your excellent paint work and photography that hooked me.

    I have been scouring the Guild boards trying to find your tutorials (excellent one on MIG Pigments!) and I haven't found on on the infantry yet. Did I miss it? Or have you done one yet?

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  3. Very nice Jeff! You are always meticulous in the execution and it shows.

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  4. Thanks Michael! I'm looking forward to finishing up the two models and getting some paint on them soon.

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