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Brother Argos
26-01-2007, 17:14
I am working on my Death Korps or Krieg regiment slowly. The principle being I will finish a squad or half squad completely before allowing myself to get the next squad/half squad. As an approximate scale: -

10 Painted Men = 1 Unit
5 Painted Men = 1/2 Unit
1 Painted Tank = 1 Unit
1 Painted Transport = 1 Unit
1 Painted Hw Team = 1/2 Unit
1 Sentinel = 1/2 Unit
5 Rough Riders = 1 unit

As you will see from my available time and standards of quality this will be a slow process for me, however I am more concerned with doing it right.

Here is my work in progress from the beginning.

My first trooper: -

http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/argos/dkk/newdkka1.jpg

http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/argos/dkk/newdkka2.jpg

http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/argos/dkk/newdkka3.jpg

http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/argos/dkk/newdkka4.jpg

I have added:-

Pickelhaub (spike on helmet)
Stick Grenade
Rifle Sling
Small drinking cup

Dead rodent
Small mine
Brick Wall

Plasticard name on base

The aim generally is to make as many of the figures appear to be in a mini-diorama / highly detailed base as I can. Obviously for 50+ figures at least this will not be possible all the time, however I will do my best.

Destris
26-01-2007, 17:19
Wow, good start. Looking forward to seeing them painted :).
Steve

Voronwe[MQ]
26-01-2007, 17:28
I'm looking forward for it too. :)

Voronwe

Aalok
26-01-2007, 17:58
Looks great! I wish I had the time to detail each one of my Krieg troops like that.

Let us hope Kurt dodges that mine though, huh? ;)

EDIT: I forgot...don't forget to update your avatar with a pic of one of your troopers. It's a right of passage here on Warseer for us Krieg-heads.

Voronwe[MQ]
26-01-2007, 18:45
He looks like he'll kick right at it or put down his foot. Better luck than that in your games with him!

Voronwe

Aalok
26-01-2007, 19:03
;1247508']He looks like he'll kick right at it or put down his foot. Better luck than that in your games with him!

Voronwe

Poor guy. I feel sorry for him already. :)

Again.....awesome work! I look forward to more pics (especially your paint job).

Brother Argos
30-01-2007, 15:48
I setup my Camera properly today and took a few new shots: -

http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/dkk/dkgroupshot.jpg

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Brother Argos
30-01-2007, 15:49
http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/dkk/dktra01.jpg

http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/dkk/dktrb01.jpg

http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/dkk/dktrc05.jpg

http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/dkk/dktrd01.jpg

please don't forget they are not finished in any way .. but merely works in progress.

Comments and critique welcome ...

Thalenchar
30-01-2007, 16:19
These look awesome, man. Love the lamppost. And the guy jumping over the brick wall looks like he's actually jumping over the brick wall! Great work so far, keep it up.

ss_cherubael
30-01-2007, 16:42
*eyes explode due to awesomeness of conversions*
They are so damn good. Being able to make something like FW's Death Korp even better is a very hard thing to do, and well you seem to have done it very well.
Its also very nice to see some Death Korp with spiked helms. Keep up the good work and post more pics of your awesome minis

old guard
30-01-2007, 17:33
With propper Ali G rolling of the r's Rrrrrespect! excelent work. Please tell me that you can paint in a manner that will do these boys justice:)

Rapido
30-01-2007, 17:50
wow very very cool :)

schoolcormorant
30-01-2007, 18:04
yeah. you're not kidding, jumping over that wall is awesome.
for ultra cartoon goodness why not have a little explosion at the other side, so he's jumping out of the way!

nice work there mate. they are all excellent, lets see some painted huh?

SC

Warwolt the skaven
30-01-2007, 22:21
most dynamic **** ive ever seen man. LOVELY! Ye almost want me to buy that stuff o_O

Steel_Legion
30-01-2007, 22:27
that guy jumping actually rocks! Great work!

UnRiggable
30-01-2007, 23:08
They are awesome poses, but the guy jumping looks a bit too cartooney. Maybe lowering the wall a bit?

Brother Argos
31-01-2007, 09:27
@ ss_cherubael : The spikes add a lot for me, and they were simple spear heads at the beginning, however due to pressure from a few people around here :) I found a way to make ones that look more realistic.

@ old guard : I got to first cut in 40k single figure at the golden Demons a couple of years ago. However I suspect modelling was the reason. Its been 18 months since I painted anything, so we will see.

Brother Argos
01-02-2007, 11:14
http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/dkk/slmissile.jpg

With the absence of Missile Launchers in the Death Korps range I have been thinking of making my own (always has been one of my favourite weapons).

Keeping with the 'germanic' feeling I plan to use the steel legion missile launcher as a basis (it is based on a Panzerfaust 3 in real life I think).

It is too large to work properly with the more realistic proportions of the Death Korp figures. So I am hoping to make a smaller version out of plasticard and mould it. I might well alter the fins on the missile head as they look too 'clunky'.

What do you guys think ? ... do you think it would fit well with the Death Korps image or are there other launchers in the IG range which would work better?

jasevx
01-02-2007, 11:15
think it would work perfectly!

Voronwe[MQ]
01-02-2007, 11:53
Would work good, though I plan to make a field artillery piece as a count-as missile launcher for my Vostroyans.

Voronwe

sheep
01-02-2007, 12:03
The Panzer faust had a squatter warhead, and was relitively short , almost hand held.

http://www.axishistory.com/fileadmin/user_upload/s/soldier-panzerfaust.jpg

Modifying the plastic IG missile launcher, its quite easy to make it look like a Panzer knacker

http://www.sproe.com/images/panzerschrek.jpg

Later models also had a metal plate on the front, ala plastic missile launcher.

Both would look suitably german, hope this helps.

Cheers

Sheep

Not that i don't think you could find this yourself, just thinking out loud

Also posted in MP&T thread

*edit* The base on johann looks much better :D

Roel?
01-02-2007, 12:56
Truly amazing, how dynamic you made those DKoK look! Nice work.

Brother Argos
01-02-2007, 15:45
Having spent some time looking at early Panzerfaust usage in World War II I thought this very early version might be appropriate


Development of the so-called Faustpatrone ("Fist-Cartridge") started in the summer of 1942 at the german company HASAG with the development of the smaller forerunner-prototype called "Gretchen" ("little Gretel") by a team headed by Dr. Langweiler in Leipzig. The basic concepts of a recoilless cannon and a rocket were combined into a weapon for the first time.

The following first weapon model of the Panzerfaust-family, the so-called Faustpatrone klein, 30m ("Fist-Cartridge small") had a total weight of 3.2 kg (7.05lb) and a total length of 98.5 cm (38.78 in.); it's projectile had a length of 36cm (14.17 in.) and a warhead diameter of 10cm (3.94 in.); it carried a shaped charge of 400g (14.11oz.) of a 50:50 mix of TNT and Tri-Hexogene. The propellant consisted of 54g (1.9 oz.) of black powder, the metal launch tube had a length of 80cm (31.5 in.) and a diameter of 3.3cm (1.3 in.) (early models reportedly 2.8cm(1.1in.)). Fitted to the warhead was a wooden shaft with folded stabilizing fins (made of 0.25mm (0.01 in.) thick spring metal). These bent blades straightened into position by themselves as soon as they left the launch tube. The warhead was accelerated to a speed of 28 m/s (92 fps), had a range of about 30m (100 ft.) and an armor penetration of up to 140mm (5.5 in.) of plain steel. Soon a crude aiming device similar to the one used by the Panzerfaust was added to the design; it was fixed at a range of 30m (100 ft.).

http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/dkk/faustpatrone.jpg

http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/dkk/faustpatrcut.jpg

If I remember correctly there is a mis-named Faustpatrone in the Tamiya German weapons kit.

Would this meet the requirement of a simple industrial device ?

Having both men in the team firing with them would make up for its obvious weakness compared to the more advanced systems used by regiments such as Cadians who have a Firer/Loader solution.

AaronS
02-02-2007, 00:27
Excellent converting!
But IMHO, I think the guy jumping over the wall should have his head turned a bit to the left (looking at him head on), becasue now it almost looks like he's pushing off the wall, not climbing over it.
Sorry if my descriptions are bad, I really couldn't think of a good way to say it:p

Brother Argos
04-02-2007, 18:13
Just experimenting with the Faustpatrone mnetioned earlier ...

http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/dkk/dkpftest1.jpg
http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/dkk/dkpftest2.jpg
http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/dkk/dkpftest3.jpg
http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/dkk/dkpftest4.jpg

Comments and critique welcomed ...

schoolcormorant
04-02-2007, 18:17
excellent fit, i really like it.
maybe put a strap on over the shoulder though?
problem is, when you move the blu tac it's going to be lower isn't it? so it'll be firing at the sun.

SC

Brother Argos
04-02-2007, 18:23
I am sure I can arrange it correctly, the blu-tac was just for holding it all together while I checked the "feel" of it.

Steel_Legion
04-02-2007, 18:24
thats fantastic! I must say these DKoK are looking to be the best I have seen yet!

jasevx
04-02-2007, 18:59
looking great, spot on with the scale!

Brother Argos
04-02-2007, 22:55
Ok .. Sgt. done now ... got to stop making and start painting next ..

http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/dkk/dktre01.jpg

http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/dkk/dktre02.jpg

http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/dkk/dktre03.jpg

http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/dkk/dktre04.jpg

Brother Argos
04-02-2007, 22:55
http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/dkk/dktre05.jpg

http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/dkk/dktre06.jpg

Hope you like them ..

comments and critique as always.

callum in hat
04-02-2007, 22:59
tea pot FTW!!! these are amazing dude, love 'em, now lets hope you are as good at painting eh? Anywho, i watching this space, very nice

escobar
04-02-2007, 23:02
ba - as always these are so nice...

can i ask how you made the strap.

rev
04-02-2007, 23:03
lol that little kettle on legs is the best, most original idea i've seen.

classic mate.

rev

Aalok
04-02-2007, 23:23
Looks like someone interupted his morning cup of tea. I bet he is pissed. :p

Panzerfaust looks good. I was going to be using them as well. Care to give a quick tutorial on how you made the conversion (like which arms did you use and what not)?

Great job! I can't wait to see some paint on these guys.

Animerik
04-02-2007, 23:35
Wow that level of detail is amazing! The teapot is great and the rocket looks ace wow well I hopy painting will be at the same lavel ^^ anyways keep it I love it

Kotobuki
05-02-2007, 05:05
The Panzerfaust is a rather short range weapon, and is disposable. I would think them a bit more appropriate for use as Melta Bombs, or some other short range anti-tank weapon (Melta Gun maybe).

If you're looking for a replacement missile launcher what you want is a Panzershreck (http://images.google.com/images?q=Panzerschreck+&hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&channel=s&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&sa=X&oi=images&ct=title). It is similar to the American Bazooka, but with a blast plate in front of the firers face to protect him. It is rather similar in design to the Steel Legion missile launcher, though the projectile was launced from in tube. You should probably be able to find them in any scale WWII German weapon pack.

Brother Argos
05-02-2007, 07:58
Here is the progress so far before painting ....

http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/dkk/dkgroupshot2.jpg

Comments and critique welcome ...

Voronwe[MQ]
05-02-2007, 11:05
This is probably the best Death Korps of Krieg around in terms of details and attention paid to the models. Excellent missile launcher!

Voronwe

Brother Argos
05-02-2007, 16:15
The problem with the Panzerschrek is it was a later development, the Faustpatrone is earlier in the development tree and simpler.

dave is the best
05-02-2007, 16:40
Simply some of the best death korps i have seen.

Dave

old guard
05-02-2007, 17:17
squaddies brewing up!!!!!!!!!! propper army. Resssssssspect!

Sling
05-02-2007, 17:19
Resssssssspect!Exactly:eek:

Ritterkreuz1
05-02-2007, 17:35
really inspiring! I'm thinking of also doing a kneeled panzerfaust guy.

Brother Argos
05-02-2007, 19:25
I take it the kettle and brewing up scene was appreciated then :)

Painting now, then another 3 men and a heavy weapon team to go. Followed up by a diorama base.

ss_cherubael
06-02-2007, 03:46
looks fantastic, the sgt. is pure awesomeness mate, the pose is incredible and the tea po makes it total perfection.

Brother Argos
25-02-2007, 23:54
Sgt Johann is almost finished, thought I would get some comments and critique. Be gentle its my first painted figure in two years ...

http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/dkk/dktra10.jpg

http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/dkk/dktra09.jpg

http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/dkk/dktra11.jpg

http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/dkk/dktra05.jpg

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Brother Argos
25-02-2007, 23:54
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http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/dkk/dktra06.jpg

http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/dkk/dktra08.jpg

http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/dkk/dktra07.jpg

Comments and critque welcome ...

Gen.Steiner
26-02-2007, 01:11
:eek:

Fantastic! Absolutely fantastic! Sheer brilliance. You've made FW's models better which I thought was impossible. Excellent painting, excellent modelling - well done sir!

ExquisiteEvil
26-02-2007, 01:44
wow - very very nice!

2 questions -

1,how/what did you make the walls/bricks from?

2, same as above but about the pickelhaubs...

EE

scrubout
26-02-2007, 02:02
Wow, that woodgrain is something fierce! Love it. You've still got it buddy.

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

Kasrkin 666
26-02-2007, 02:15
Too damn sexy!:D

-666:eyebrows:

Sgt_Hudson
26-02-2007, 09:14
These are the most charecterfull bases and conversions i have seen in a long time stunning work my friend, everything tells a story!!!. What did you use for the bricks????

Brother Argos
26-02-2007, 13:07
@ Gen. Steiner : Thank you for the comments, I have tried to put heart and soul into these Deathkorps.

@ ExquisiteEvil : The bricks are form an eastern european 1:35th scale model company. The Pickehaubs I made myself with a Lathe and a scalpel.

Gen.Steiner
26-02-2007, 13:15
You have your own lathe!? Now that's dedication to the craft. How big is it, and how much did it cost you?

Brother Argos
26-02-2007, 13:32
Its actually quite small ...

http://www.hobby.uk.com/Unimatc.htm

Cost me about 200 some time ago ... used it occasionally since with good results.