Anyway, here is a selection of some of my gunners.
I've probably got twice this number of crew stands, so will post a few more of those at a later stage for you. Some of these need quite a tidy up and have been added to the holiday list of things to do.
Another donation from Gerard Davey. This unusual weapon saw service between 1940 and 1943, when production was discontinued owing to a lack of tungsten for its projectiles.
It was apparently fitted to 251/1 half tracks in service on the eastern front.
Seven parts total, manufacturer unknown.
The wheels could be lifted and the weapon fired from the prone position; some sources list it as a heavy anti-tank rifle. It first saw service in the western desert, and was used by a variety of units including paratroopers. Maximum effective range was about 500 yards, it could fire 8-10 rounds per minute. A nice little addition indeed.
A fairly recent addition this. Another piece of kit for my early war German collection, this weapon dates from about 1940 and served throughout. The 50L60 was one of the few guns that the Germans had available to them capable of dealing with the armour of the T34, during the early phases of the Russian campaign.
This is a metal kit from RAFM in Canada, ten parts total.
I only got one as they were not that common in early war German OOBs.
Minimal bending required for a metal kit, which is always good.
I might get a couple more eventually to give me the option of a full regiment for later war encounters, because although this was replaced by the Pak-40 of 75mm it was used in numbers on many other fronts, such as North Africa and Italy, until their replacements arrived.
Another knock-up using spare parts, this time the donor kit was a very mangled Airfix Waterloo Farm set.
As with all buildings for CD this will represent a group of them, and its base size will permit occupation by two platoons.
I tried to trim the parts to match up square but the plastic had been warped by heat at some stage and I ended up with a less than tidy performance. However, I will try a hot wire and some filler and see if I can't improve it a bit further still. I am thinking it will be function as a police station, customs post or bank for most theatres.