Saka Light Cavalry

Saka Light Cavalry

Monday, 24 September 2012

Sniper Reminders WIP

Anne mentioned she wanted to see these and as they have been finished a few weeks I thought I had best add them. They still need basing but some of them will be added to a larger base than normal so the finishing touches need to be added.
 
I just love this scripts face, talk about attitude. The Russians are Black Tree Design casts and are the first of all the WWII figures in 28mm that I have painted that have rifle slings.

Here is a close up of the face. I am really happy with the way the face came out being 28mm and all.

Another shot of the figure to show the camo. Really felt a challenge as it's really very very simple. Just like cartoon paint splats and the uniform is really baggy and shapeless which can be hard to sculpt.
 
This figure rather lacks detail on his face! ;-) Sorry but all the figures could have done with a quick dusting before handing to Cath to snap but I forgot to do it.

Another figure that I like, again the face is really well sculpted and makes it look like I have more skill than I really do.
 
Ugly bugger, no? Sorry I just love the quality of the castings. I have French, Italian and Polish by the same supplier

Last of the four and I have the image of how I want o base this one up firmly in my head.

The Germans are all Artizan and I was disappointed with the sniper pack as only two are snipers, he other two are observers but don't really fit with the snipers themselves. Three of the four I have painted up in splinter pattern as that came in in time to be used in Stalingrad. This is an observer.
 
The second observer standing! well he would make a good officer or better still NCO but he really is a round peg in that square hole.
 
 
I like this figure, this time just his jacket was painted up as splinter. Not sure he would wear a cap with the eagle on it, really should have filed that off.
 
Last figure has the sniper moving. As you can see the Blacktree casts look so much better but for some reason they have not done German snipers. I can only hope these follow.


 
 

 

12 comments:

  1. Absolutely brilliant; these are stunning Sir!

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  2. That's some damn fine painting Ian!

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  3. Looking very good Ian. If you don't mind a quick suggestion though, it be worth your while to take a pair of tweezers and pick off the little motes of fluff before you varnish. The little buggers are a pain. It's almost as if they know exactly when you're about to take a photo before dropping by to say hello.

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  4. Lovely work Ian and some of your best work, great face and great work on it as well!

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  5. Very nice comments, thank you. Again though the figs really helped it happen.

    @Lead, yes it was because they had been sitingnext to my lamp for well over a month waiting for something to be done with them!I meant to dus them before Cathtook the pics but I failed that check test!

    @Fran I agree on the faces, still not 100% sure on the camo's but I had put off painting them for ages as I knew I was out of my comfort zone.

    Ian

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  6. Impressive painting! Faces and eyes superb, I know how hard it is and when it you get a result like this..well done

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  7. These are excellent Ian! The faces are so expressive and you've painted them so well. And it's good to see someone other than myself painting figures bigger than 15mm!!!

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  8. Stunning painting on these guys Ian. Excellent faces. Very very well done.

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  9. Hi Ian. I only noticed because I'm a bit hypersensitive to dust just now myself. I think the last three pictures out of four I've posted have had rogue bits of static grass poking out from the miniature :D

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  10. @ LL, ah the static grass hate fest, I have done that with the flock. But on these the dust is really obvious and I should have sorted it, no worries thogh as I have every intention to clean them up!

    Ian

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