"Handschar" - Mountain Division of the Waffen-SS

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"Handschar" - Mountain Division of the Waffen-SS

Postby panzerfaust200 » 30 May 2010

Finally made it (and still managed to stick my nose in at Partizan this morning!)*

I've loved these figures since they were released - (hot on the heels of Lepre's book) more than a few years ago now...
i never seemed to get round to doing them... so this build was the excuse to get started! :grin:

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one infantry company, the support company and part of the HQ company got finished in time...

The infantry...
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Insignia; green waffenfarbe for mountain troops, croation armshield below sleeve eagle on left arm
and SS mountain badge on right sleeve! (thank goodness they were never issued a cuff title... :blink: )
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various close-ups of the boys...
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and the Panzershreck team from the HQ company...
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The support company...
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the MMG teams...
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Image I think this is my favourite picture,
the repositioning of the No.2's head works just right as he catches a quick glance over his shoulder at the enemy...
and the mortar...
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Real size....
you forget how small these things really are....
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only two more companies to go.... oh and the rest of the HQ unit and some gun crews.... oh lordy!!!! - but i will finish them!!!!! ;)
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Re: "Handschar" - Mountain Division of the Waffen-SS

Postby Richard B. » 30 May 2010

Super stuff Rob, an obvious labour of love - some of your best work IMHO. :good:

Your just too good for me :cray:

To quote you earlier "Voting just became easier"

Well done mate a master-class and no mistake :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
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Re: "Handschar" - Mountain Division of the Waffen-SS

Postby Chris S » 30 May 2010

Gorgeous :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: "Handschar" - Mountain Division of the Waffen-SS

Postby Janick » 30 May 2010

Jaw-dropping work Rob...I'm speechless! :shock: :blink:
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Re: "Handschar" - Mountain Division of the Waffen-SS

Postby LSSAH » 30 May 2010

Superb mate simply stunning :clapping: Dougie
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Re: "Handschar" - Mountain Division of the Waffen-SS

Postby thehivemind » 30 May 2010

Bloody hell Rob ... those are the dogz nutz !
The figs are so stunning ... dont forget to appreciate the bases !

I think you have duped us all telling us that you ve rushed these out. This looks like a masters lifetime labour of love !
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Re: "Handschar" - Mountain Division of the Waffen-SS

Postby laffe » 30 May 2010

I can't really comment. I'm speechless. They're... perfect! :clapping:
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Re: "Handschar" - Mountain Division of the Waffen-SS

Postby fscunha » 30 May 2010

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Re: "Handschar" - Mountain Division of the Waffen-SS

Postby fanai » 30 May 2010

Yes those are truely inspirational figures mate - love the details and overall finish

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Re: "Handschar" - Mountain Division of the Waffen-SS

Postby Bluewillow » 30 May 2010

simply awesome Rob, excellent detail and bases


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Re: "Handschar" - Mountain Division of the Waffen-SS

Postby panzerfaust200 » 31 May 2010

thehivemind wrote:I think you have duped us all telling us that you ve rushed these out.


:sorry: no mate - i did about 5hrs on friday night, then painted from 7am through 15hrs on saturday to get them ready for the final basing which took about three hours (inc drying time) on sunday.... :swoon:
(and i'd already done loads of work on most of them... but six figures started from scratch on Friday afternoon!)

i don't seem to be able to speed paint - :doh:
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Re: "Handschar" - Mountain Division of the Waffen-SS

Postby prussianhussaruk » 31 May 2010

Have followed this build all the way through.

Truly outstanding :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Re: "Handschar" - Mountain Division of the Waffen-SS

Postby Olivier » 31 May 2010

These are really fab'

thanks very much for posting them.
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Re: "Handschar" - Mountain Division of the Waffen-SS

Postby jaeger » 31 May 2010

Wow!! :shock: :shock:
Never seen anything better!!

The overall impression with animation, painting and basing is just perfect!!!!

Deep bow to you Sir!!!!! :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:

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Re: "Handschar" - Mountain Division of the Waffen-SS

Postby Donogh » 31 May 2010

Fantastic work - The Guild is now in HD! :grin:
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Re: "Handschar" - Mountain Division of the Waffen-SS

Postby mausmann » 31 May 2010

Wish these were mine............ :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Re: "Handschar" - Mountain Division of the Waffen-SS

Postby Yekke » 31 May 2010

Superb work Rob!

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Re: "Handschar" - Mountain Division of the Waffen-SS

Postby nickoftime45 » 31 May 2010

Outstanding and tremendous attention to detail!
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Re: "Handschar" - Mountain Division of the Waffen-SS

Postby panzerfaust200 » 01 Jun 2010

mausman wrote:Wish these were mine............


for once - something is staying mine.... they are destined to become part of KG Wotan once finished!!! ;)
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Re: "Handschar" - Mountain Division of the Waffen-SS

Postby Wiking » 01 Jun 2010

:shock: :shock: Just stunning Rob - I think you just raised the bar again! :shock: :shock:

Amazing clarity in your painting and the conversions have managed to add even more to what were already very characterful figures...
Just looked back at the WiP thread and had forgotten that you replaced small details like the collars and added the Croat badges yourself as well as various other body parts!

Glad to hear you're keeping these as they have obviously been a labour of love... can't wait to see them in action!

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