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Offline undercovergeek

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Re: The painting urge is strong - cannot resist
« Reply #75 on: February 10, 2018, 02:17:25 PM »
The guys of 1st Squad, Standard Heer Army - each squad will consist of 7 men - 3 assault rifle troops, 1 one of which also has a panzerfaust, 2 riflemen, 1 one of which is the loader for the LMG, an LMG, and an NCO with MP40 - this squad just needs the NCO and the 3rd assault rifleman



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Re: The painting urge is strong - cannot resist
« Reply #76 on: February 10, 2018, 02:38:31 PM »
They really look great 'Geek. Nice work!  :bd: :bd:
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Re: The painting urge is strong - cannot resist
« Reply #77 on: February 10, 2018, 02:51:45 PM »
thanks bob

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Re: The painting urge is strong - cannot resist
« Reply #78 on: February 12, 2018, 02:17:08 PM »
You've been busy, UCG! 

Looking great!   :bd:

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Re: The painting urge is strong - cannot resist
« Reply #79 on: February 12, 2018, 03:30:55 PM »
Goof lord UCG....those are stunning. I'm envious of your skills!  :notworthy:

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Re: The painting urge is strong - cannot resist
« Reply #80 on: February 13, 2018, 08:32:30 AM »
That IS excellent work. Keep it up!

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Re: The painting urge is strong - cannot resist
« Reply #81 on: February 13, 2018, 08:37:39 AM »
Really great work UCG.  :clap:
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Re: The painting urge is strong - cannot resist
« Reply #82 on: February 13, 2018, 03:51:48 PM »
Thankyou all - I have some new men coming in the post

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Re: The painting urge is strong - cannot resist
« Reply #83 on: February 14, 2018, 07:40:34 AM »
UCG.....care to share how your painting those? I watched that guys video about inks but he's doing that on large scale creatures. Not sure inking would work on 15mm?

Great job regardless. It's inspirational!!

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Re: The painting urge is strong - cannot resist
« Reply #84 on: February 14, 2018, 12:35:04 PM »
Ahh the inks guy - that was for skaven or night goblins I was thinking about

These are just old fashioned painting, models sprayed with uniform grey primer a quick mess about with milliputty to make the hoods and scarves, trousers are a light brown base coat, red and green camo and then a dark wash, coat is a very very light grey and then a dark wash, gun is a very dark grey with a dark wash and then a dry brush of gun metal, face is a pale flesh and then a flesh wash and a very thin red ink for red cheeks and noses for the winter climate - that's pretty much it

After gaining a lot of confidence with these chaps I've decided on a traditional German heer in standard uniform, it's a simple scheme but I really like the feldgrau colour - I'll post when my first one is painted up

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Re: The painting urge is strong - cannot resist
« Reply #85 on: February 25, 2018, 03:04:08 PM »
Sooooooooooooo, slight change of plan - i ordered a sprue or two off Ebay, always a good idea before laying out the big bucks, of both Blitzkrieg Heer infantry and Early German infantry - the Blitzkrieg models are great with leatherboots and neat uniforms, same as the early ones - however - i think both these sets were done before Warlord Games adopted the more GW 'heroic scale' for the figures - so with heroic scale you admitedly get out of proportion hands and faces similar to space marines, and this maybe the weird scale you guys first mentioned at the start of the thread - but you also get a better level of detail with heroic

what they also started doing recently was creating a complete set of arms holding a weapon - so left arm and right arm holding a rifle, fully scaled and sculpted. What you do with the old kits is choose a left arm, and a right arm, and a weapon to sit in the hands youve chosen and glue it all together so the gun never really looks like its in the hands, more on the hands, and the hands!! ........ because theyre so small they look like little mittens with hardly any seperate finger detail and if you get flashing on there too - youve got a proper melty looking hand right out in front of your guy for everyone to see first

What we need then is a more modern set of figures, big hands, premoulded arms with weapons, Germans - this leaves us the SS or late war Grenadiers. I have a grenadier sprue and i like the figures, but i have a box of SS i was using to make the winter troops.

Ive opted for SS, i like the figures, the mouldings, the poses and especially the smocks - im going with Oak Leaf Spring camo and this is where were at so far




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Re: The painting urge is strong - cannot resist
« Reply #86 on: February 25, 2018, 03:06:26 PM »
Armed with the StG 44, I see.
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Re: The painting urge is strong - cannot resist
« Reply #87 on: February 25, 2018, 04:06:46 PM »
Armed with the StG 44, I see.

He is - I think the ss can take all assault rifles but I think its frowned upon

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Re: The painting urge is strong - cannot resist
« Reply #88 on: March 03, 2018, 11:05:39 AM »
Assault gun guy done, and now the squad NCO with MP40



My efforts so far


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Re: The painting urge is strong - cannot resist
« Reply #89 on: March 03, 2018, 11:27:55 AM »
Nice!
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