Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Support Weapons

It has been a while since I've made a post in the blog, but I haven't been idle! Here are some pictures of some figures I have recently finished painting.

The whole bunch.

GPMGs. Mix of Revell Modern British and Esci Modern Americans.

The .50cal is a Caesar Modern American, while the HMG and crew are Elhiem Modern Americans. 

 GMG and crew are Elhiem Modern Americans.

Javelin teams are Modern Australians from Wartime Miniatures.
In painting these I have made the deliberate decision not to attempt the multicam of the current NZ Army uniform, as previous efforts have once a wash has been applied become rather indistinct at at distance. The figures seem to pass muster without the extra detail so I am rather happy with the overall result.

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  1. I infer from your last remark that these are NZ Army guys? If so, can you tell us about the project?
    Good to see activity on this blog, Brian!

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    1. Thanks Ion! Yes, these are meant to represent NZ Army personnel.They are to go with the other items I have made on the same theme. I will have to give you a call in the next couple of weeks to have a bit of a natter.

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  2. Excellent work on these stands Brian. You are right about the colour of the uniform. The colour in the pattern fades easily so at this scale its probably a waste of time.

    What colours did use as a matter of interest?

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    1. Thanks Paul,
      The base uniform colour is GW Karak Stone, and the webbing etc is Vallejo 70921 English Uniform.

      And you are so right about the fading. Originally I was going to go with a base of GW Rotting Flesh, and fleck in some Karak Stone, US Army Green, and some mid brown. I did do something similar on another figure, but the brown wash completely overwhelmed it.

      Still looked good though:)

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    2. Cheers! I will hunt down that stone colour!

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    1. Thanks Al,
      Nope, I haven't based these for CD (although I plan to base up some for CD3 once I find a TOE I'm happy with).

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  4. What's with the basing? Are these intended as teaching aids rather than wargaming elements?

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