[1941]
Wehrmacht, motorisierter Aufklärungszug

I started to work on a new project during my lunch breaks. Well, actually it is a quite old poject dating back to 2006... but I got ... let's say... sidetracked... several times... but good things come to those who wait.

This is a motorized reconnaissance platoon, mounted on motorbikes and motorbikes with side cars. The Leutnant is riding in a Kübelwagen.

The first smaller batch of models wears the M36 field blouse (greener tone than the later field grey and dark green collars) and a mix of M36 (stone grey) and M40 Trousers (field grey).

The rest will wear the M40 field blouse and M40 trousers, all totally in field grey.


[1941]
Wehrmacht, motorisierter Aufklärungszug

The first group of models is done. Eventually I will add markings for rank (Gefreiter, Obergefreiter, etc.) but first need to do more research concerning a historical correct composition of ranks.


[1941]
Wehrmacht, motorisierter Aufklärungszug

The second group, in M40 field blouse and M40 trousers, with some camouflage helmet covers, is done.


[1941]
Wehrmacht, motorisierter Aufklärungszug

I finished the last group of the foot soldiers:

Next up are the vehicles, still in the state that I left them on the shelf several years ago:


[1941]
Wehrmacht, motorisierter Aufklärungszug

The vehicles and riders are done so far, now I only need to add the rank markings and finish the bases. I am still thinking on what to do with the motorcycles basewise... do my own and fail miserable to make them look like the bases for the foot soldiers, including only roughly round edges... a 'crossbeam' on the underside from some clear rod... Any suggestions?


[1941]
Wehrmacht, motorisierter Aufklärungszug

All Soldaten were promoted :-) Here some examples:

This recce unit is now done except the mentioned bases.