For starters, there is a ton or a half-ton of lead on my workbench at present. Winter weather has both cursed my current gaming, and also blessed my current painting efforts - if that makes any sense.
Anyways, many projects started a couple months back have finally seen some light. (some were quite necessary as well).
My French Napoleonic Brigade for Black Powder:
|Finally finished another French officer. Mental note- need to buy actual French Generals.|
|Need to add their colors. Which I have on hand!|
Here's my Seven Years War Prussian Brigade or "Division" commander, Lieutenant General Prinz Ferdinand, famously commanding the Prussian Infantry Corps I am currently painting up (Anhalt, Braunschweig, Quadt v. Wickeradt, Hulsen Regiments, as well as Grumbkow Grenadiers, and the Zastrow Artillery).
Okay now onto the WW2 front. More forces for World War 2 Battlegroup - first up are Russian 45mm AT guns (but these may be a higher caliber - substitution is the name of the game!) Assembling and painting these were easy. Light olive, black wash, then a buff dry brush. Until I figure out how to properly use my wife's camera, you're stuck with these photos that don't do these guns any justice.
And the crews, of course.
Next up - "the great experiment" using "Comrade Davidov's" Vallejo Paints he gave me for Christmas, I finished up an additional Soviet SMG squad for Battlegroup:
It's worth mentioning that I've been in the dark and have refused to use Vallejo for years but I really like how they go on the figures, and of course the end result.
Next up, my stalwart Canadians who still need many details added on. I am going to be painting the entire bag of them and that still may not be enough. Anyone out there know - did the Brits/Canadians use their LMGs at the squad level? If so - were they the top-feeding Brens? (did I just answer my own question?)
I finally got around to painting up some of my Game Model units and the results were a disaster. Luckily I only completely destroyed the Panzer IIIs and the rest of the models are still in good shape. Here's my PAK-40 with a battlefront crew, hand camo, acrylic wash, and dry brush applied. No flock yet.
Okay and finally for you moderns fans, here are my 15mm Bundeswehr conversions (from 15mm CD Vietnam range). For those not up to speed, I am making a 15mm Bundeswehr platoon for my Modern Battlegroup games. (Battlegroup REFORGER as I like to call it). Platoon will have a mortar, MILAN, and of course their APCs in support).
|mortar section and some infantrymen|
|Carl Gustav, and some quality castings Israelis...|
|Battle hardened NCO pointing at the enemy. The helmets are from my CD WW2 US paras.|
|MILAN section, with the missile tube ripped off of one of my Roskopf Jaguars.|
And finally all the rest. As you can see, I have my work cut out for me!
|Clockwise from upper left: SYW Austrian Field Battery, Napoleonic Battalion and some French Voltiguers, more WW2 Soviets (command and Paul OG's command element), more WW2 US, and SYW Prussian Artillery.|
|Austrian SYW Battery in progress.|