Friday, May 20, 2016

Geo. Washington

There is no evidence that this unit ever existed, but there is proof of service in the German military of at least a few dozen Americans, including at least one deserter.  So my plan was to keep this unit small, basically a heavily armed platoon.  Here are two troops with a .50 caliber machine gun.  Gun is from Roco and mounted on sheet styrene for greater durability.

I mounted this Roco air cooled machine gun on a German MG mount.  I replaced the air cooled barrel with a water cooled barrel, the air cooled one was broken.  I added ammo can and water can.

Figures have American packs, but German weapons, including a panzerfaust.

The standing figure has a new arm from the Imex US Paratroopers, so he is firing a Colt .45 M1911 pistol.  I gave every figure in this unit at least one piece of American equipment to identify him as belonging to this brigade.

The officer got a new Imex arm.

Grenade thrower and seated soldier.  Some of these troops may serve some of the crew served weapons.  This little group has a lot of weapons, but not really enough to service them all at the same time easily.  I wanted variety but not large numbers.

Troops ready for primer job.

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