Gisby's Gaming Blog

July 19, 2020

VBCW: BUF Youth Brigade

Filed under: Siberia Miniatures, VBCW — gisby @ 19:26

When I was starting my VBCW forces, I wanted something unusual. I decided to make a BUF Youth Corps unit. (I have no idea if there really was a BUF Youth Corps)

The Hitler Youth uniform looked very much like the Boy Scout uniform, so I used that as a basis.

Studio Siberia has armed Polish Boy Scouts in their RCW range, and they have a choice of heads. I chose the wedge cap to match those on the BUF uniforms.

bufscout1

The officer figure does not come with a separate head, but they included a spare so I could do the conversion myself.

bufscout2

The uniform colours are based on Hitler Youth uniforms.

bufy1 bufy2

There are a couple of Machine guns available: Both are Austrian Schwarzlosse guns, one on a tripod, and the other mounted on a handcart.

bufy3

I bought the figures directly from Studio Siberia, and the service was fast and friendly. They sell single figures from sets if you ask. The figures themselves were cleanly cast with no flaws.

3 Comments »

  1. Pretty cool. I like the various heads, including the fat faced kid on the machine gun. They’re convincing as kids, not adults.

    Comment by Graham E Wren — July 19, 2020 @ 19:42

  2. What a lot of naughty boys! They should be out playing football or something!

    Nice painting though.

    Cheers Roger.

    Comment by rantingsfromunder — July 20, 2020 @ 04:14

  3. Very kind words, thank you. But my painting really doesn’t hold up well under magnification. Or even close scrutiny.

    Comment by gisby — July 20, 2020 @ 08:44


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