|Donor gun was a L7 GPMG.|
|To fit the weapons I had to use larger stands. I try to only do this for support weapons.|
|The one on the left has been washed, the one on the right is unwashed...|
|Rear view of same stands. The wash really improves the paint job.|
|The painted 75mm AA gun. I am not entirely happy with the colour.|
|i am till working on a gun crew stand. According to the TOE, it should be a double sized stand.|
|The MMG stand. crew are an Airfix Italian and an Atlantic generic gun crew figure.|
|The view from the other side. I mixed the uniform colour, but am now going to use Vallejo 888 Olive Grey for the rest of the Italians.|
When I went to purchase the olive grey paint, I discovered that one of the local hobby stores was having a sale, and had model Italian equipment in stock. So I was able to expand my Italian forces by adding some armour, and a SPG 90mm AA gun. Finding kits you want on the shelf is hard enough in NZ. Finding said kits on the shelf, and on sale is pretty amazing!
|A good match for the diecast M13/40 from the 'Combat tanks Collection'|
All went together very nicely and have increased the numbers of my Italians quite nicely!
|Tanks and 75mm SPGs. I must get them ready to field against Mr K.|
|Autocannone 3 RO with 90/53 90mm AA gun. Very nice. I'm sure Mr K.'s Sherman's will love it!|
So some more painting new stands, washing existing stands, and scratchbuilding some support stands should get the infantry component out of the way. I also want paint up a small force of Italians for the desert, and a small force up for the Eastern Front.