Monday, 22 August 2016

Para Support almost done

Painting like a dervish yesterday evening and tonight and the para mortar platoon and HMG platoon are shaded and waiting for bases to be finished and final highlight.  Also finished the other two jeeps, so all the paras are done for now.  Preferring painting the plastic soldier company models to the official metal ones to be honest.  May sell these on eBay and replace them with the new plastic weapons at some point (as that will get me some 6 pounders as well)

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Nearly done on the 15mm

Had a great game in club last week.  A large multiplayer open tank type game planned for this Wednesday.  With that in mind I have been painting like a demon.  Also my wife has been helping putting decals on the Brits.  
5 Comets done (also 4 Cnetaurs but didn't take a pic of them doh)
These have now been weathered and are ready to go.  Also nearly done (final highlights and weathering to go when shade dries) on my StuG Abteilung.

Just need to do the Begleits and the Fallschirmjäger to go with them lol.

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Friday, 5 August 2016

Nearly there

Argh these paras are taking forever!  Curse real life for getting in the way!  
Just some odds and ends ( helmet straps and boots mainly) then shading, highlight and basing and we are done!

Got 2 BattleFoam cases so will see what they are like this weekend :-)

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

British paratroopers ready for painting

Just finished texturing the base on my air landing company ready for Pegasus bridge.  Inspired by GW texture paint, but alarmed to pay silly money for a small pot, a quick trip to the craft store got some thick brown acrylic (£1.25 for a 500ml bottle) and some sand.  Instant cheap textured paint lol.

This was applied to the base to hide the models individual bases. If needs be, I will add more texture when this is dry.  Models have been base coated English Uniform and are ready for me to start with the camo.

Monday, 25 July 2016

German infantry finished

Finished the German infantry tonight (a day ahead of schedule). Also got the 88's done as a bonus.  Half way through the objectives as well

The bonus 88's still need their half tracks etc but they can be finished tomorrow.

And WIP on two objective markers.

All in all a very constructive day :-)

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Pegasus Bridge prep

I am running a large Pegasus Bridge game in club soon.  I therefore have a ton of minis to paint for it (and some rather cool Horsa gliders from Skytrex).  First up is the German grenadiers to defend the bridge while they wait to be reinforced.

Almost done on those, need shading and the base finishing as well as some extra highlights to finish.
3 platoons of grenadiers.  2 will be at the bridge, the other in trucks further in.  I have some more Panzer iv's ready to build for 21 Panzer as reserves, and some Panzergrenadiers.  Also bought one of these beauties but probably won't use it lol.