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.
 










 




















 
 
 

 



 




 
 

34 comments:

  1. Fantastic as one now comes to expect from you Pat!! A real visual feast for the eyes. It seems many of us bloggers took the summer off this year or a lot of it myself included, but like you I managed to get back in the swing of posting this month so maybe more will also start to pop back up again.

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks Christopher, hopefully I will be posting a little more often than I have in the summer. Enjoyed your recent post on the blog but still unable to leave a reply in the comments for some reason.

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    2. I'm not sure why you cannot comment on my blog, but maybe it has something to do with allowing certain cookies I read somewhere. To be honest I don't really know as I'm not that good with computers.

      Christopher

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  2. Wonderful work Pat! Your terrain building skills are above par, as ever. Your scenic shots really are inspiring.

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  3. That convoy really looks the part!

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  4. Wonderful stuff Pat great to have you back. You have been busy.
    Cheers
    Stu

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  5. Pure awesomeness from the first shot to the last!

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  6. Wonderful, I have enjoyed staring into each photograph for ages - thank you, your photography and lighting match your modelling skills.

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  7. Yes very nice Pat, love viewing your posts. cheers JOhn

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  8. Fantastic looking table and troops!

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  9. Stunning as always. Amazing job!
    ps. Pat, if it's not a secret, could you tell what colours did you use on most uniforms and helmets?

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    1. I am painting over a light grey primer using Vallejo paints. All of the figure is then painted in English Uniform 921 for speed. I then paint the boots and metal parts of weapons black.(after,lightly drybrush the weapons with a metal paint). The stock of the weapon I paint beige brown 875 and for the helmet Russian Green 894 with a little black mixed in.
      I then wash all of the figure with Citadel Agrax Earthshade and then left to dry. The wash tones the metal down on the weapons and I am happy to leave the rifles and black on the boots and any other black on the figure as it is. I then start painting the uniform with English Uniform 921 leaving the recesses dark and add a couple of highlights using desert yellow977 mixed in. The helmet, I use the Russian Green894 and add a little white for each highlight.

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  10. Terrific work on all this stuff Pat. Really enjoying this photographic feast!

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  11. In the heart of the action, once again Pat...Spectacular and realistic pictures, love yuour attention to details on each of them, absolutly superb!

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  12. Freak'in beautiful as always Pat! Truly excellent painting on both the infantry and the vehicles - the vehicles weathering is top notch! Thanks for posting!

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  13. As with the others comments Pat top work yet again!

    Best
    Willie

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  14. Now that's what I wanted my army and my table to look like... pity they and it doesn't.

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  15. Your entire collection should be gracing the pages of Wargames Illustrated on a regular basis ... any reason you haven't done that?

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    1. Thanks Jay, they have made a couple of appearances over the years.

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  16. Good morning!
    Awesome work.
    Great work.
    Really true-true, its the splendor of the village, and the village buildings, gardens and stone fences, guns and fields of which harvest has already been harvested, and that tetrarch :) is with other tanks

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  17. Pat this is amasing .. this makes me want to start on my own soviets again :D

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    1. Thanks chaps,
      The trucks are die-cast LLedo off of eBay and given a repaint.

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  19. WOW Pat, it has indeed been awhile, in fact it seems all the snow has finally melted! Always great seeing your well painted & inspiring stuff!

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  20. Fantastic looking soviets, I'm just starting putting together a bolt action soviet force, what better inspiration could I ask for!
    Best Iain

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  21. That's a seriously nice collection, I always had a soft spot for the soviets 😀

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  22. Beautiful stuff and an realy impressive output too! Especially like the little details you did on the bases, like the ammo für the AT-Guns and stuff like this ... wonderfully done.

    Your terrain and the atmospheric photos are top, as always ;-)

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  23. Lovely, lovely work Pat. I almost thought I wa sback in 1944 :-). Re the brick building I'm currently reading Gottlob Bidermann's memoir of serving on the Eastern Front. He describes entering a Russian village which had all wooden building except for one brick building which he believes was a school. Something to think about. Certainly given me some ideas for my 20mm Eastern Front!

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