First off is this WWI German Corporal, a GI Joe Foreign Soldiers set from 2000. I jettisoned the Classic Collection Joe and put the uniform on a painted head Action Man.
From Left to right - the Internationals version, a kitbash using all Palitoy kit apart from the Cotswold brown jackboots, another kitbash using all Palitoy kit with custom repro insignia, the original Action Man set and another kitbash using a Geyper Man jumpsuit with custom repro insignia, a Cotswold scarf and the rest of the kit all Palitoy.
The fully kitted guard is on the far right, but I never thought he would be wearing a full field pack and medal while on sentry duty, hence the others having a more stripped down look. Come to think of it, I don't think they'd be wearing a pistol and holster while being equipped with the MP40.
And yes, I've just noticed that the guy on the far right has his helmet on back to front! DUUUUH!
The Internationals German Paratrooper with the addition of webbing, rifle and grenades from the last issue Stormtrooper set and the Tsukuda Fallschirmjager.
Next three German winter combat kitbashes
This first guy is a mix of Dragon, BBI, Cotswold and Gearbox kit, with a Palitoy MP40.
The splendid white canteen, gas mask canister and mess tin are all by Cotswold and have a deliberately "rough" appearance to simulate how the German troops painted their standard kit white for winter camouflage.
This next guy is once again a mixture of Dragon, BBI and Gearbox kit with a Palitoy MP40.
And the helmet, canteen, gas mask canister and mess tin are once again Cotswold kit.
This final guy is once again a mixture of Dragon, BBI and Gearbox kit with ammo pouches and machine gun by Cotswold.
Next some Stormtrooper kitbashes.
From left to right - a combination of Colditz Kommandant gear and last issue Stormtrooper kit, a last issue Stormtrooper uniform with SOTC Stormtrooper backpack and belt and a Fallschirmjager shirt, a guy with a combination of Colditz Kommandant gear, SOTC MP40 and belt, the bright green backpack from a late issue variant of the original Stormtrooper set and a Cotswold cap. The final guy is kitted out in a late issue Stormtrooper uniform with SOTC Stormtrooper belt, pistol and holster and a Cotswold scarf and cap...
...and with a Cotswold map case and gas mask canister.
From left to right - the original Action Man set, a kitbash using the Action Man uniform, a Cotswold Cap and scarf and the SOTC Stormtrooper belt and holster/pistol, then two splendidly detailed figures from the GI Joe Battle of Britain convention set, that also came with two RAF Pilots similarly kitted out.
Next up, my officers,
From left to right - The Panzer Captain, the Staff Officer and a kitbash of Colonel Hessler, Robert Shaw's character from 'Battle of the Bulge'.
And finally, all the variations of the officially issued Stormtroopers.
From left to right the original SOTC/SOTW Stormtrooper, here displayed on a Foreign Head "sourpuss" GI Joe, a late variant of the set that came equipped with Afrika Korps brown webbing and Kar rifle, another variant that came with a bright green field pack with no fur, and finally the last issue Stormtrooper..
A closer look at the field pack.
The two variant cards.
And finally, too many figures (I've just realised I've got 30 Germans - GULP!) for a group shot, but here's a gang-bang shot of most of the Stormtroopers.