Friday, 4 April 2014

Blitzkrieg: Pantserwagen Possibilities?

Painting on the Dutch infantry has gone well today and hopefully they will be finished over the weekend. I've also managed to slap some paint on some early war French AFV's too. This of course led me to thinking about Dutch AFV's for the tabletop.

Royal Netherlands Army Panterswagen M38
Of course no one makes a 28mm Landsverk L-180 / L-181 (Pantserwagen M38 / M36 in Dutch service) but reading through his useful Flames of War Dutch Army briefing, the author suggested using a Soviet BA-10 as a proxy. With the Baker Company Russian Truck Kickstarter offering BA-10's as an alternative to the basic GAZ truck, I may pick up one to convert.

Looking at the long list of Landsverk users in WW2 on Wikipedia, someone really ought to make a 28mm model. Be a lot more useful than a Sturmtiger!


  1. Are those solid tyres?

    I agree with you a nice model and one that deserves to be modelled.


  2. I have been working on the M38 for a commission client in 1/30 scale. Thanks to his observations and thoroughness I am close to completing a M38 vehicle as opposed to the M36 model. I am happy to share renders of the model for you to see and of course a printed one once we get there. I have successfully created from almost scratch the Italian OM35 utility tractor tiny odd thing so I know that these large 1/28 & 1/30 models can be resized down to 1/56. Regards Neal.