Sunday, December 9, 2012

Sundry painting

Hi,

Got a bit of painting in over the last week, mostly BA Soviets.  First up are my second weapon team, the PTRD anti-tank rifle.

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With only a +2 pen bonus, these guys aren't likely to be giant slayers, but they can put pins on vehicles at long range, and will pose a real threat to transports, open topped stuff, etc.

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I also managed to paint up the heroic LM gunner from my last game, along with some company.

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Looks like the rifleman is in need of a little more matt coat ;)

In addition, I knocked out a test fig for my planned 15mm  Russian guard force for Lasalle.  First unit will be second batalion, Semenovsky Guards.

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The level of detail on these AB figs is insane.  Actually figuring out what all the doodaddery on the fig was, was probably the most difficult part.  In some ways, I think the project would be easier at 28mm ;)  Still undecided about whether to go with metallics on these or not.

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While this is going to be a back burner project for the next while, I can see it coming to the fore by summer 2013, and being one of my major projects in 2013.  The club guys are planning a build up in 10mm for the anticipated new US civil war game by Sam Mustafa, but so far the idea isn't lighting me up.  I may have actually dodged the Magpie on that one.  Getting a Lasalle force together would serve as a viable alternative.

In addition, my Ayyubids arrived from Legio Heroica a few days ago.  I'm hoping to sit down with them tonight after the Puddin' is in bed, and have myself a good drool.  I'll try to get pics of them and a proper review for next weekend, maybe.

FMB

5 comments:

  1. Very nice! Tha anty-tank crews are great!
    Phil.

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  2. Tell your employer you need a sabbatical to put all of your projects to bed! Love your work with the Russians.

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  3. I would love to paint me up some Soviets some day... yours look fabulous!

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  4. That, sir, is a very neat bit of 15mm painting! I doff my hat.

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