Completed 7.5 cm leichtes Infanteriegeschütz 18 – pewter, by RAFM

April 4, 2010

The IG-18s that I have been working on whilst doing the caulk rivers are old RAFM pewter 20mm WWII blister packs. The guns themselves were in 5 or 6 pieces – the two wheels, the gun itself, the mid-section of the shield, the carriage of the gun and then I think the rest of the shield…or maybe the carriage and the rest of the shield were all one part…

They were cleaned up, glued together with thick Flash Cyanoacrylate and undercoated quite some time ago and have sat around causing small guilt trips whenever I faced the spare hobby table where they were sitting and waiting, along with lots of figures from whom the corresponding gun crews would be chosen from.

Once painted, they fitted nicely onto 40mm x 40mm bases. The Panzerfaust: Armoured Fist rules (page 11) stipulate that, as Light Guns, the IG-18 only needs two figures on its base to represent its crew. So, here they are, six based guns: and here is some of the detail:

The crews are figures from Pegasus Hobbies’ Granatwerfer kit, Italeri’s 251/1 kit, Airfix’s sd. Kfz. 234 kit and Italeri’s German Infantry.

The guns were done in my homemade Panzer Grey, with varying amounts of dust coating them.

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4 Responses to “Completed 7.5 cm leichtes Infanteriegeschütz 18 – pewter, by RAFM”

  1. Paul said

    Oh looking very good! Especially like the gunners. It is always good being able to mix and match figures in gun teams. Well done!!!

    • Eastern Funker said

      I always have trouble with it, which was why I thought the Italeri PaK 40 kit was so good – the crew figures were generous in number and very realistic in poses (having seen those poses in historical photos etc.).

      I am not used to keeping unwanted figures in case they may have a later use, my previous wargaming involved purchasing only what you would definitely use (or hoped to use).

  2. Turned out great, and six of them together seems kind of awesome. Now we just need to run an infantry based game where the Germans can used them…

  3. Eastern Funker said

    Well, they were your gift, I’m glad that you feel that I “did them (and you) proud”.

    Plenty of infantry games where we can use them! I’ve ben doing some reading about all sorts of combat around Leningrad and around the Pripyet Marshes…once these caulk rivers are finished, well do an infantry class game based off my readings.

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