Motorbikes and Caeser’s WWII German Paratroopers (Fallschirmjäger)

October 25, 2009

I’ve finished my 40mm x 40mm base of motorcycles, which are part of my recon force’s HQ. These are all from the Italeri WWII German Motorcycles kit.

Motorcycle recon 1

Motorcycle recon 2

Motorcycle recon 3

Motorcycle recon 4

The artwork for the box and the uniforms of the figures show that they are meant to be down in Africa, as part of the DAK. To make them Eastern Front, I’ve painted them as wearing the “reed green” summer uniform, which was also known as HBT or herringbone twill. They’ve come out really well (except I don’t have much evidence of troops in the HBT uniform wearing that type of cap in that colour…that cap was very much a DAK item. Ah well, it’s just a game – and an abstract one at that. So a little artistic licence here and there is OK.

This means the oft-talked-about game on this blog for the last three months or so can finally happen.

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In other news, the wonderful Paul who runs the brilliant “Plastic Warriors” blog passed along some vital news that I’ll share with you all – he’s found a link where you can go have a look-see at the new Caeser WWII German Paratroopers (why aren’t they called Fallschirmjäger?)?

It comes from Bunkermeister’s Bunker Talk blog, and here’s the link to the post you all want to see! Thanks Paul for the tipoff, and thanks Bunkermeister for making some photos so speedily available!

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5 Responses to “Motorbikes and Caeser’s WWII German Paratroopers (Fallschirmjäger)”

  1. Paul said

    Pegasus are producing a set as well in fact I now that I have looked at the masters I believe it is the same set.

    They may be co-produced in order to market them better in these troubled economic times.

    http://www.panzer46.com/ check down the right hand side panel.

  2. Peter Stone said

    Hey,
    The bikes look awesome, both paint job and the bases.
    Is your recon force ready for action yet?
    Can’t wait to run them through their paces.
    Regards
    Peter

  3. Geordie said

    Good work

    This is a packet I picked up and put back on the shelf, after seeing what you’ve done I think it is now a project for the next model shop visit

    • Eastern Funker said

      They don’t fit together as perfectly as the box illustrates – I’ve made some comments about how I got around that in earlier posts…but the overall look and detail of them is great, and PLASTIC SOLDIER REVIEW say they are the best item available for motorbikes at the moment. They sold out very quickly here in Melbourne – even 2 months later, I still can’t find any restocked boxes!

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