Soft Skin Vehicles
A GHQ model painted with Army Builder's dark yellow. Most photos of these vehicles showed a significant amount of oil and other crud staining the paint job. With this, and a number of other models, I attempted to replicate that with blobs of burnt umber ink. However, I think the markings came out a bit large. In addition, the Army Builder paint, a spray, goes on too thick and obscures detail.
CinC Version of the F1, modified in several ways, including the addition of H&R baggage.
Same model as above, with a cut down gun to simulate the short 75mm gun
A much better version of the same model.
Excellent GHQ model, came out of one of the ASL packs.
(At least I think it is a J...)
A GHQ model painted with Army Builder's dark yellow combination primer/base coast spray. Overall, the paint is different that that offered by most other model paint makers, but works quite well. In particularl, it does not darken when washed with acrylics, something that has proven problematical with other paints.
Similar model, washed with burnt umber ink
Same model, different paint scheme
An excellent CinC model. I varied up the paint color a bit, as apparently there really wasn't a consistent color for tanks deployed to Africa in early 1940.
GHQ's excellent model. I don't think any ever fought in Libya or Egypt, but I'm reasonably certain that some went over to Tunisia for the final stand. GHQ has two different models in a pack, differing only in stowage, and conveniently labeled "A" and "B" on the bottom. I weathered these models with inks, a new technique for me, and it came out quite well.
Sdkfz 6 with 7.62cm Russian gun "Diana" from Armstrong Models
Standard German light armored car, from GHQ
H&R baggage on this model
CinC model of the early war armored car
Rehab'ed GHQ models -- really not very good
Badly done engineering halftrack from GHQ
Self-propelled 8cm mortar
GHQ models, with a couple of crewman scavenged from a very old (I believe) GHQ 3.7cm PaK sprue.
CinC Version, from their "Squad Leader" line with built in crew and base.
3.7cm Flak Gun
A fine model from GHQ
Towed version with Sdkfz10 (I think)
Early self-propelled anti-aircraft gun from CinC. A great model, but really needs crew figures.
GHQ models from the Infantry and Heavy Weapons packs. While these contain a number of excellent models, there are no 8cm mortars or other serious support weapons.
Machine Gun Teams
Machine Gun and Scout Groups
Scout And Command Groups
Terrain is sand and acrylic paste
This is a whole regiment, made with a single pack of infantry and a single pack of heavy weapons.
Alternative versions of the infantry, essentially the contents of the GHQ DAK Combat Command
Machine Gun Teams
8cm Mortar Team
Soft Skin Vehicles
From GHQ. Used to tow heavy guns like 88mm Flak.
Light prime mover from GHQ
German Opel Blitz Bus
A very unusual and interesting model from Armstrong Models
Opel Blitz Variants
Two different models from GHQ
Alright, I totally mis-identified this as a German truck, but I've been told it is in fact a Studebaker 2.5 Ton Truck from GHQ. I guess I'll just call it "captured equipment."
Manufacturer unknown, but likely one of the British companies. Trailer is probably GHQ.
Light vehicle from GHQ. I didn't do the flesh on either these or the Kubelwagens because I didn't think it would show up next to the desert tan, but that was a mistake.
Standard German utility car from GHQ
Baggage is from H&R
Not actually a desert war model, but there you go. An excellent piece from Armstrong Models. Decals from I-94 Enterprises.