Sunday, 8 October 2017

WW2 Russian Infantry - Buildings and another Orchard.

It has been a while since my last post but I have been busy as you will see.

First up is some Charlie Foxtrot laser cut MDF buildings. Four of these are for the Eastern Front and a Workshop/Store (at back of picture) which I have included in the pictures, although it probably doesn't belong in this setting as the other buildings are all wood whereas this one is supposed to be brick.
The small building on the left I have copied off of Richard Clarke of Too Fat Lardie fame. The building originally comes with a tiled roof but I copied Richard's method of simply covering with cut pieces of cardboard from a cereal packet and glued on to represent wooden planking.  
I have then made another orchard for a friend as he liked the one I had but I didn't want to sell mine as it gets used on the table a fair bit of the time.

Then there is over 90 x figures which are Warlord plastic which I have recently painted to go with the Soviet armour I had painted a while ago. They include an infantry platoon, a tank riding platoon, a couple of squads of scouts plus additional supports.
I have then put them all together and taken lots of pictures for your viewing pleasure.






Friday, 28 July 2017

SOLDIER, SAILOR & HORSE - Back of Beyond - The Reds.

My friend Steve Lygo will be pleased that I have just finished painting some Reds for his Back of Beyond collection. I will be going back to WW2 plus some terrain and buildings next, before painting his Whites and Chinese Warlord collections, sorry Steve but you will have to wait a little while

 I will show the colours I have used for painting the bases for these figures, as Steve also has someone else painting Back of Beyond figures for him and he wants the bases to match.

If you live in the UK then we have Do It Yourself stores named B&Q. They sell water based household paint that come in test pots for about £2 and you get a lot more paint than you would for the same money from your hobby paints. This makes them ideal for painting the bases on your figures and also your terrain. B&Q do a range called Valspar Collections, The Bookcase.
They have a good range of earthy colours which make them ideal for any groundwork and they have a nice matt finish. 
 After basing and priming the figure I paint the first layer of ground colour onto the base, before I actually paint the figure. I find this quicker as you can just slap it on with a big brush and not worry if it goes over the feet and legs of the unpainted figure.

 The colours I use are as follows -

Start with the darkest colour and then drybrush with the lighter shades, finishing off with Vallejo Ivory.
On with the Reds. I have painted five units of foot and two horse.

And the usual action shots.



My apologies for the delay with getting 'Setting The Scene' published, everything is done apart from the graphic design hurdle, hopefully it will be worth the wait.
That's it for now folks.