Sunday, 3 May 2015

Help with this uniform colour.

Hi guys, I am after some help from WWII German uniform experts with a uniform colour for my Stalingrad project, what colour shirt is on the soldier on the right in the first pic, middle 2nd, right 3rd, and left 4th, it is very light compared to the others in field grey, and his own pants, which I assume are field grey as well, could it be really faded field grey? or an officer in a tailored shirt of lighter material or is there another general issue uniform that it may be? I thought it may be just really dusty, but his pants would be light as well, any thoughts? I think the bottom picture is the same soldier from a different angle, he is on the left this time, lastly if this is a known uniform or soldier, are there any colour plates or other related photos out there that anyone knows of? Thanks.

Saturday, 2 May 2015

ongoing 20mm Stalingrad project Part 4

Hi guys

It may sound strange but I have found out since starting my own painting service that I don't have time to develop my painting skills whilst doing commissions, I do develop speed skills, but not technical skills, because I am painting as fast as I can to make minimum wage, so I have decided to take my time on this project and do things I normally wouldn't.
I normally do not paint eyes on anything smaller than 28mm, so I have given it a go on these figs, pretty time consuming but I think I avoided the surprised look and they came out nice, let me know what you think.
On another note, I really like that standing MG34 guy in the first pic, great detail and nice pose, ABs are great figures aren't they.

Thursday, 30 April 2015

TDQ's Kharkov SS

Hi guys

Finished a commission for TDQ's Kharkov SS, these are some really nice figures, they are 1/72 rather than 20mm so are a good head taller than AB, and their details are finer than AB, whilst these are excellent figures, I prefer painting ABs because the detail sticks out a bit more, but they are not hard to paint, the poses are nice and everything looks correct on them, I would recommend these highly, all C&C welcome.

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Sunday, 26 April 2015

WIP Stalingrad Project part 3, the stars have arrived

Hi Guys

Anyone would be justified in thinking my Stalingrad project was a German one, although I will do my best on them, I have a few German forces planned so the Germans are really only an OPFOR, the Stars of this project will be Russian Marines, who I will only ever do once.
I ordered a pack of Pegasus Russian Naval Infantry and will bulk out the force with converted regular Russian infantry, the Pegasus figures are OK, but they are incorrectly depicted in unbloused square rig, the square rig was less common than the pea jacket in land operations, and the shirt is always tucked into the trousers, also the details like ammo pouches are a bit small and to fine or missing, so the conversions I will be doing are
1) Will head swap a few helmets in
2) Will convert at least half the troops to pea jackets
3) Any in square rig will have their shirts tucked in
4) will re do the ammo pouches etc
5) will add ammo bandoliers (cross belts)
6) Will untuck some of their trousers from their boots