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Thursday, 11 February 2010

Gun teams

Since I started this blog I've seen some fantastic painting, conversions, dioramas and some truly lovely armies.
It started me thinking, I've been gaming on and off since I was about 10 and I'm not the ripe old age of 33 and I don't ever remember converting or modelling anything. I think its because I was always worried about making a mistake that would ruin a perfectly good miniature and look like a splat on a base.
I have to say I've been truly inspired by some of the blogs out there of which there are too many to name but if you have posted anything about modelling, painting or converting I'd like to say thank you.

I wanted my weapons teams to be different, to look like they were dug in and going no where, I also wanted them to have a bit of character. This idea started because I was a bit lazy and didn't want to paint the gun crews (I actually gave myself more work) but I'm pleased with the results.

So Below is my first proper attempt at something of my own!!

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Colonel Rubin Von Muller and Commisar Hans Von Struder

Ive been painting again. I've been bidding and trying to buy the Original metal Colonel from the old metal command pack and having seen it at daft prices from £15 - £30 I somehow managed to pick him and the whole squad up for £5.50 BARGIN!!!

I tried to paint these two figures at the best of my ability, these really are about as good as I can do at the moment. I tend to paint figures to be looked at at about a foot or two away so I was supprised at how untidy the pictures made my figures look. All in all though I'm happy with the results. I've been following The painting Corps and if you dont read it theres masses and masses of tip, hints and how to`s. It's inspired me to try more modeling rather than just painting and gaming.

He stands out with the white greatcoat and the shoulder pads tie him in to the army nicley.

I painted the Commisar in the usual way, black greatcoat etc, the red makes him "pop", Im not very happy with the gold and I may end up stripping him at some point and repainting. The Bolt pistol has quite obviously been drawn from Regimental stores and again gives him a tie in with the army.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

"Tumping Thomas"

Demolisher is done, its a second hand one so the paints a wee bit thick in places but paint stripper and plastic make an attractive puddle.
Again just painted to a very basic level, very little highlighting. Ill probably try weathering this vehicle first.
Its a basic Green and I want to get a cammo scheme for it as its from a tank regiment attached to my lads, the green ties it into the army but it needs something else. Ill decide on it later.

Without further ado

Heres "Tumping Thomas"

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Platoon HQ

Next instalment of my guard is done to gaming standard.

The platoon HQ is;

Platoon Lieutenant

3 x Guardsmen with Flamer

1 x Guardsman with Vox Caster

The troopers are simple to do, nice and easy, very quick and they are at a standard I can game with and go back to at a later date to bring upto a decent quality.