Wednesday, 17 June 2015

10mm Russians with new Basing

I wanted to have more of a bleak look to my Russians, so on the next batch I changed up what I did to the basing:

I used German Ochre Camo from Vallejo as the base colour, then washed it in Army Painter Strong, then highlighted it with Vallejo Buff and highlighted some with Vallejo Light Grey.  I used lighter flocking and used a brown tuft to add something to make it pop.  I like how they turned out and will be using this colour scheme from now on.

You can see a few Nebelwerfers and a Flak 88 in the background of the second pic (both from Pendraken).  The infantry in these pictures were from Pithead, my first try with them and I like them!

I've been reading Battlegroup Kursk and it seems the Russians are in 8 man squads, so I changed up the basing to match that.  Worst case is I just put a few of my older bases together (like I will be doing with the Germans).   I've also started basing some N scale hedges from Faller.

10mm Escenografia Epsilon Buildings

I've been buying lots of 10mm WW2 infantry from Pendraken, and saw the Escenografia Epsilon buildings on their site - they looked great so I thought I'd give them a go.

I have mixed feelings for the buildings.  They are quite nice and come prepainted, but the amount of resin bubbles and "flash" I had to clean up was terrible.  I cleaned them up and then repainted them, dipped and highlighted them.  After that they looked good.  I don't regret getting them, but was disappointed that they were not really "ready to play" as they say on the site.  That being said, I will probably pick up the ones I don't have in the future as they do look good.

The miniatures in the above pictures were painted by JADawsonDesigns - I didn't want to overload my friend who usually airbrushes my stuff with too many commissions!  :-)

The windmill came with two broken arms, and lots of flash and bubbles.  I put it on a round base and flocked it.  I think it came out well!

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

N Scale Buildings for 10mm WW2

I thought I'd try out some of the N Scale buildings for my 10mm WW2 project:

The top three buildings are were purchased from the local train store, for $10-15 each.  The church I bought online, I think it was $20 or so.  All came pre-assembled, and will need some love to get cleaned up.  In the first picture I have done just that, painting it to get rid of that plastic sheen and did some landscaping.  ;-)

Stug from Arrowhead and Panzer IV from Pendraken or Arrowhead - I can't remember.