Saturday, 20 July 2019

PSC Pak 36

The PSC 15mm Early War German Heavy Weapons set is excellent value as it includes not just MGs, mortars etc, but no less than four 75mm LeIG and four 37mm Pak 36 guns.

Here are three of the guns. I didn't assemble all four as I fancied having a go at doing one as a late war one with the big AT blob thingy on the front. I'll do that one day.

The size of the crew shows how tiny these guns really are. Very easily manouverable and easy to conceal, advantages which kept the Soviet 45mm on the same chassis in service right until the end of the war.

The breech and trails. Being plastic this went together so much easier than horrible fiddly metal AT guns (yes, I mean you Skytrex).

View from the business end.

And there we have it, a very useful addition to any German force. Back in the day I would have painted these panzer grey, but I recently found that they were painted RAL 6006 a.k.a. Field Grey. I've seen a couple of examples of 75m LeIG painted in RAL 6006 too (one in the artillery park at Shrivenham and the other with a re-enactment group), so I did these in Vallejo Field Grey with a light tan drybrush to pick out the highlights. Job done.


  1. Did you know that the 15cm SiG 33 also had a big blob thingy round? It surprised me when I found out.

    Regards, Chris

    1. I'd love to see one of those. To fit a 15cm gun, I imagine it was an extremely large Steilgranate. I thought the German infantry guns were all issued conventional HEAT rounds sometime in 1941? 150mm HEAT makes quite a bang...

  2. Good additions to a German force, indeed!

    1. Especially as they served right until the end of the war!