Granatwerfer42 in action

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Granatwerfer42 in action

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October 28th, 2010, 8:48 pm #1

This is a small preview at what I am going to post in few days....
Here we have Pegasus Hobbies Granatwerfer 42 and the crew was done from heavy converted Imex's "German Troops".
For the conversions I used several parts from Pegasus Hobbies' "German Mortar Team" as well as Preiser pieces.

I hope you will enjoy this attempt of portraying a Granatwerfer 42 crew and their main weapon.

Cristian Florescu

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October 29th, 2010, 6:17 am #2

... with usual comments.
No. 1 - 12cm mine (+-16kg) in one hand?
No. 2 - why the man on left is lying when others not?
The painting is good as susual.

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October 29th, 2010, 6:34 am #3

This is a small preview at what I am going to post in few days....
Here we have Pegasus Hobbies Granatwerfer 42 and the crew was done from heavy converted Imex's "German Troops".
For the conversions I used several parts from Pegasus Hobbies' "German Mortar Team" as well as Preiser pieces.

I hope you will enjoy this attempt of portraying a Granatwerfer 42 crew and their main weapon.

Cristian Florescu

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I have all the sets in question, but it is still hard to spot the conversions! Ha ha! Keep up the good work!
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October 29th, 2010, 7:45 am #4

... with usual comments.
No. 1 - 12cm mine (+-16kg) in one hand?
No. 2 - why the man on left is lying when others not?
The painting is good as susual.

Milan
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....I am very glad that you are here, your excellent remarks are always a pleasure for me.

1. You are right it is not often encountered and quite difficult holding a Wurfgranate 42 in one hand, but not impossible....for this reason I put the figure to hold the projectile on his knee, and I think in the dinamicity of the movement, at a moment it could be kept even in one hand...

2. I really do not know, I have to ask him.... Anyway, I saw a number of photos featuring WWII German mortar crewmen where some of them where standing while others where lying... here it is an example



I hardly wait Milan your comments on the next post of mine, hope to put it on Tuesday....(there will be also plenty of figs converted after reference images) ..
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October 29th, 2010, 7:51 am #5

I have all the sets in question, but it is still hard to spot the conversions! Ha ha! Keep up the good work!
Thanks a lot Andrew...

All figs are on Imex bodies but with different heads taken from Pegasus Hobbies "German Mortar Teams" as well as some palms, projectiles and ammo boxes. From Preiser there are some arms, gear, Kar98K and a head (the one with M43 cap..

I also have to say that the next conversions will be much harder to identify....(and also much more attractive)...
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October 29th, 2010, 8:56 am #6

....I am very glad that you are here, your excellent remarks are always a pleasure for me.

1. You are right it is not often encountered and quite difficult holding a Wurfgranate 42 in one hand, but not impossible....for this reason I put the figure to hold the projectile on his knee, and I think in the dinamicity of the movement, at a moment it could be kept even in one hand...

2. I really do not know, I have to ask him.... Anyway, I saw a number of photos featuring WWII German mortar crewmen where some of them where standing while others where lying... here it is an example



I hardly wait Milan your comments on the next post of mine, hope to put it on Tuesday....(there will be also plenty of figs converted after reference images) ..
Concerning standing man. One standing to fire, all rest in "deckug" is something little different.


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October 29th, 2010, 9:14 am #7

Note also the other one standing right behind him as well as the crouched one in the back....
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October 29th, 2010, 9:36 am #8

... got me but do not worry I will continue to tell you when see something looking strange to me.

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October 29th, 2010, 9:47 am #9

Please do it Milan, your expert opinions are extremely useful for us.
At least in my case, those truly helped me a lot along the time...
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Joined: June 28th, 2005, 12:28 am

October 29th, 2010, 5:51 pm #10

....I am very glad that you are here, your excellent remarks are always a pleasure for me.

1. You are right it is not often encountered and quite difficult holding a Wurfgranate 42 in one hand, but not impossible....for this reason I put the figure to hold the projectile on his knee, and I think in the dinamicity of the movement, at a moment it could be kept even in one hand...

2. I really do not know, I have to ask him.... Anyway, I saw a number of photos featuring WWII German mortar crewmen where some of them where standing while others where lying... here it is an example



I hardly wait Milan your comments on the next post of mine, hope to put it on Tuesday....(there will be also plenty of figs converted after reference images) ..
Thank you Cristian for the excellent conversions; you retain your reputation... as an assembler of "improved bodies/ >Frankenstein
I like all parts of the scene,right down to the dress hanging over the fence.

Per Milan's comments, I also agree-and add my own.
1.) Bomb was heavy,-and also seemed to include wrapped "fuse cord"? around neck of bomb,just above the tail fins. This could be done with perhaps some fine thread or wire? The cord appears as a light color in photos.

2.) I also prefer standing/kneeling crew serving this heavy mortar-in fact I have seen images of crews wearing M43 "bergemutze" softcaps.These weapons were some distance behind the frontlines with their increased range. I very much like prone/lying down figures in crews for 5cm or even 8cm werfers.However, your scene looks excellent-and the prone figure helps show that this is a violent,powerful weapon when firing.
3.)Speaking of mortars, your old photograph appears to be of similar caliber, but I'm not completely sure it it the 12cm M42? It has no shock absorbers;perhaps they were removed? Also, the base plate seems small compared to the large round one on M42, but maybe it just "sank into"the mud?

Thank you again Cristian, for your very nice diorama; Mark.
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