These are 28mm figures from 'Warfare Miniatures' that I have just finished painting for Ralph Spencer, a friend at my place of work . I don't know much about this period but having seen these excellent figures in the flesh I must now try and resist collecting another period. I have given them three coats of brushed on varnish, one gloss and two matt (Daler-Rowney) but they have not been based as Ralph wants to do this to match his own collection. Ralph also supplied me with printed flags that I have painted over. These were also from Warfare Miniatures and are very good as they are but adding a little paint on top just finishes them off I think.
Close up of the command.
I have given a couple of the figures torn/ripped clothing on their knees and elbows but not done too many as these as supposed to be a guards unit which I imagine would have been the best dressed in the army.
I have painted these in exchange for some trees that Ralph is making for me. He makes excellent trees and gave me helpful advice on using steel wool for foliage (see last post). If interested in having trees made, you can contact Ralph for commission work at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are a couple of trees that he has already made for me.
I have asked Ralph to do the remainder of trees in autumn leaf for me and I will then paint up a platoon of late war German in autumn camo which I hope will make a good photo shoot for the blog.
The pictures below show a mix of Eureka Miniatures Afghan civilians and some market stalls, plus a couple of scratch built ones as well, to add to my modern collection. Also WW2 figures and 19 x tanks (20 if you count the die cast scout car) that I will be working on.
I thought I would use mine as a lend lease with my WW2 Russian collection and so chopped up a couple of Warlord Miniatures plastic Russian Infantry and stuck them in the vehicle along with a few bits of stowage. I will prime, paint and weather the vehicle and then give you an update in a future post to see how it turns out.
Here is a comparison shot of the die-cast next to a Warlord Miniatures resin vehicle. They are a pretty good match size wise.