top of page
  • Writer's pictureBlaxkleric

"The Pak 40 Was The Standard German Anti-Tank Gun..."

Updated: Jun 18, 2023


"...Until the end of the war, and was supplied by Germany to its allies."

This plastic 15mm 7.5cm Anti-Tank Gun team is sold by “Battlefront Miniatures” and is one of two eight-piece sprues (not including crew) which can be found inside the company’s “Hit The Beach” starter set for “Flames Of War”. The models consists of a single Panzerabwehrkanone 40 gun with four soldiers, and is the first of three stands needed to complete a full-strength 7.5cm Tank Hunter Platoon for my German Beach Defence Company.


Originally primed with two layers of "Vallejo" Dark Yellow, the gun was washed with "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade and heavily dry-brushed with (more) "Vallejo" Dark Yellow. I then applied some sporadic patches of camouflage across the weapon, using a combination of “Vallejo” Heavy Brown, Luftwaffe Camouflage Green and Heavy Sienna. All of these areas were subsequently washed with “Citadel” Agrax Earthshade, before being highlighted back up with (more) “Vallejo” Heavy Brown, of Luftwaffe Camouflage Green and Heavy Sienna. Finally, I applied some "Citadel" Abaddon Black to the Pak 40's rubber tyres.

"Battlefront Miniatures" WIPs - This Panzer IV tank is slowly having its detail 'picked out'

With the Anti-Tank gun completed, I turned my attention to pigmenting the crew. The majority of these figures were painted in situ. But I quickly decided to paint the team's officer whilst he was temporarily super-glued to a wooden stick. As with all my other “FoW” German soldiers, the miniatures were primed in “Vallejo” German Fieldgrey WWII, shaded using “Citadel” Nuln Oil, and dry-brushed with (more) “Vallejo” German Fieldgrey WWII. Their details were then ‘picked out’ predominantly using “Vallejo” Gunmetal, German Camouflage Dark Green, Heavy Brown and a series of “Citadel” Shades.


In addition, the crew's fully-open shell box was swiftly treated to some "Vallejo" Buff and "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade. Whilst it's contents were given a lick of "Vallejo" Brass and (more) "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade. This exact colour scheme was then applied to the two projectiles which the soldiers were in the process of loading into their weapon. As a last touch, I applied a little "Citadel" Abaddon Black to all the shells' tips...

"Papsikels Miniatures" WIPs - Two FMSKA Failed Experimental Battle Droids & an Omega Zelucerean Tamer

Staying with my "Flames Of War" German D-Day Defence Grenadier Company, I have almost completed the fifth and final Panzer IV needed for a full-strength tank platoon. At a whopping 28-points, this formation will cost over half my allotted total for a small game. But will allow me to at least get another battle in before I've finished the other two 7.5cm Anti-Tank Gun teams I'm currently progressing.


Lastly, I am still adding plenty of pigment to my ever-expanding collection of eclectic science-fiction sculpts by "Papsikels Miniatures." I'm presently applying a brush-tip to a couple of up-scaled FMSKA Failed Experimental Battle Droid Series 1 & 2 figures, as well as a rather tall model of an Omega Zelucerean Tamer. Hopefully, these should all be ready for a dip in the flock tub soon...

Recent Posts

See All

8 Comments

Rated 0 out of 5 stars.
No ratings yet

Add a rating
Dai Dead
Dai Dead
Apr 03, 2023

So much good stuff in this post!


Love the Pak40 - that camo on the gunshield is a nice touch.


The Pz4 is coming along nicely and those new Failed bots are so cool Looking forward to the finished versions.

Like
Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Apr 03, 2023
Replying to

Cheers Dai. Much appreciated. Two more PAK 40's to finish, and that'll be it for my Fow Germans for a while. The Panzer IV is now finished and should be posted soon.


I've got a load of partially-painted Papsikels to finish, so expect a right flurry of them to start soon. 😁

Like

wsd50
Apr 02, 2023

More super work on the "Jerry" stuff, love the chap on the Tank.


Those failed Robocop sculpts are excellent too.


Cheers Roger.

Like
Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Apr 02, 2023
Replying to

Thanks Roger. I think the soldier really helps break up the tank's all-grey colour scheme - even though he's wearing grey himself, LOL. Should have the failed RoboCop stuff finished soon, as all three of those figures are next on my To Do list.

Like

undercoat2670
Apr 01, 2023

Well the anti tank gun has turned out well hasn't it? The time and effort you have clearly put in has paid off handsomely as it looks awesome. Great job mate!

Your panzers are looking great too. I really like those models.

Your Papsikels miniatures are really terrific. It is nice to see more Engineers (great models) and I really like the designs of those 2 robots. Great little range you have found there.

Like
Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Apr 01, 2023
Replying to

Cheers Undercoat. I'm rather pleased with the camo. However, I have since seen pics which show that some of the 7.5cm guns were in both plain yellow and also grey too. So I needed have bothered. LOL!!! That'd definitely have saved me some time.


The Panzer IV is now finished, so that's it for German armoured vehicles until I start looking at my 25 points expansion to take the unit up to 75 points.


Papsikels continue to be my favourite STL producing company. I'm really pleased I up-scaled the two robots as it gives some seriously fragile figures a little bit extra girth. Though both have broken, with one doing so after I added an enormous rock beside it for…


Like

wargamesterrainworkshop
wargamesterrainworkshop
Mar 31, 2023

Excellent work on the anti tank gun Simon, nice to see this one finished and hopefully it wont take long to get the other two completed to get them on the table. The last Panzer looks very close to being finished as well, and hopefully they will fair better on their next outing. Nice progress on the engineer and robocops, have you got Kane's version to add to the collection as well ?

Like
Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Mar 31, 2023
Replying to

Thanks Dave. The other two anti-tank guns are about half-way done, and the Panzer IV is finished - just needs decals and flocking.


Yes. I have Kane's version of Robo Cop 2 already printed and ready for painting. He's rather large. So I'm getting some of these others out the way first.

Like
bottom of page