Nah, na-na-na-nah Na-na-na-na, na-na-na, na-na-na Na-na-na-nah Nah, na-na-na-nah Na-na-na-na, na-na-na, na-na-na Na-na-na-nah Here comes the hot schlepper (carrier) It’s a munition schlepper (carrier) It’s got crew in the area (carrier) Still love custom objectives (carrier)
What’s going on?
Good question. Excellent question in fact. It has been a while since I’ve done anything remotely modelling-related for the blog… I thought I really should rectify that and with the release of the new Hornisse (8.8cm)/Hummel (15cm) Tank Hunter Platoon plastic box set from Battlefront I thought it would be a great time to jump back in.
Now, the origins of this project entirely revolve around my confusion as to why there are four models in the new plastic box set. There are only three or six model batteries for the Hummel… most perplexing…
It was Lee that then pointed out – “It’s a Hornisse platoon, Duncan, the fact it makes Hummels is a bonus” which led me to a follow-up question querying what I should do with the spare Hummel chassis? What, indeed…
We then started discussing if it was possible to convert the standard plastic Hummel into its helpful cousin, the Munitionstrager Hummel.
There are no in-game rules for the Munitionstrager Hummel as such, so it is perfect for an objective marker that ties into the Hummel deployment. So, with an objective in place [pun! – Lee] we are off to the races.
Construction of these models, if you have any experience with modern Battlefront plastics, is really straightforward and everything goes together simply and snugly. I built up the hull and armoured fighting compartment and at that point started to tweak things.