PzGrenadier regt 69 (10 PzD) Thala, Tunisia

PzGrenadier regt 69 (10 PzD) Thala, Tunisia

Postby Richard B. » 21 Jan 2013

Troops from 69 PG advancing towards Thala, Tunisia, 21 Feb 1943.

Based on this pic from Claude Gillono's "Panzers of kasserine"
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Heres my version - I`ve even matched the decals, painting some by hand, Division markings from Taylor here (cheers mate :hello: )
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Re: PzGrenadier regt 69 (10 PzD) Thala, Tunisia

Postby Taylor » 21 Jan 2013

Great entry Richard, superb :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:
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Re: PzGrenadier regt 69 (10 PzD) Thala, Tunisia

Postby Piers » 21 Jan 2013

That is a pretty darn good likeness! :clapping:
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Re: PzGrenadier regt 69 (10 PzD) Thala, Tunisia

Postby Michi » 21 Jan 2013

Great build Richard, it is really close to the photo - even the camera angle is correct! :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:
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Re: PzGrenadier regt 69 (10 PzD) Thala, Tunisia

Postby prussianhussaruk » 21 Jan 2013

Richard,

I always love the pictures you find and your own versions. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Excellent reproduction.

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Re: PzGrenadier regt 69 (10 PzD) Thala, Tunisia

Postby rowdy75 » 21 Jan 2013

Looks really good. very nice :thumbsup:
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Re: PzGrenadier regt 69 (10 PzD) Thala, Tunisia

Postby laffe » 22 Jan 2013

I don't know how you manage it, first again, and with a cracking entry. :clapping:

I suspect you have a time machine; You had these two models already, so you went back in time and convinced some germans to pose for a photo. It's the only logical explanation ;)
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Re: PzGrenadier regt 69 (10 PzD) Thala, Tunisia

Postby fscunha » 22 Jan 2013

:yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

Richard strikes again!!!!!
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Re: PzGrenadier regt 69 (10 PzD) Thala, Tunisia

Postby mausmann » 22 Jan 2013

Great work Richard!............. :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:
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Re: PzGrenadier regt 69 (10 PzD) Thala, Tunisia

Postby Yekke » 22 Jan 2013

Nice one Rich!

BTW is that a cactus on the bonnet of the 251 in the photo? :scratch:
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Re: PzGrenadier regt 69 (10 PzD) Thala, Tunisia

Postby Gunbird » 22 Jan 2013

Shape sure looks like a cactus.
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Re: PzGrenadier regt 69 (10 PzD) Thala, Tunisia

Postby Richard B. » 22 Jan 2013

Yekke wrote:Nice one Rich!

BTW is that a cactus on the bonnet of the 251 in the photo? :scratch:


Yes I think it is, theres quite a few pics of Germans hiding in cactus groves during the campaign :grin: I`m no good with greenstuff, so added the tarp instead...........
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Re: PzGrenadier regt 69 (10 PzD) Thala, Tunisia

Postby laurence strong » 22 Jan 2013

Excellent work :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


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Re: PzGrenadier regt 69 (10 PzD) Thala, Tunisia

Postby ArisKosionidis » 22 Jan 2013

Very cool Richard!
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Re: PzGrenadier regt 69 (10 PzD) Thala, Tunisia

Postby 7dot62mm » 26 Jan 2013

Wow!
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Re: PzGrenadier regt 69 (10 PzD) Thala, Tunisia

Postby panzerfaust200 » 26 Jan 2013

:clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:
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Re: PzGrenadier regt 69 (10 PzD) Thala, Tunisia

Postby Wiking » 26 Jan 2013

Splendid stuff Richard! :clapping:
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Re: PzGrenadier regt 69 (10 PzD) Thala, Tunisia

Postby Chris S » 29 Jan 2013

Excellent :good: :thumbsup: :good: :thumbsup: :good:
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Re: PzGrenadier regt 69 (10 PzD) Thala, Tunisia

Postby Bob_Mackenzie » 30 Jan 2013

I like that enough I may even steal the idea...
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