Thursday, 1 October 2015

Trundling on...slowly!

Hello, hello, yes I'm still here. The summer is winding down - though the UK is experiencing an Indian summer of course - and autumn and winter loom. Does that mean more painting on the horizon? Hopefully.

Still, I've had the brushes and tools up and down. And off the painting table is a start on support weapons for the Spanish civil war. First up, an army Chaucat light machine gun.



Two prone minis in plain green uniforms? Yup, nothing too taxing.



The gunner is wearing the Spanish gorillo cap. I've piped it in green instead of the typical red to denote the unit as either light infantry or mountain infantry. I went this way with my general aim being to collect forces suitable for the Northern front. I used the blanket rolls to break up the endless green, and avoided a grey-green painted helmet for the same reason.



I've a couple of packs of infantry to join these two at some point, once I've finished off the beret'd Requetes!

Also, as the troops have started hitting the table up at the club, it was time to finish off some markers that I'd made up for Chain of Command. Four more large explosions taking me to eight to lay out barrages. And 40 or so 'pin' markers to give a cinematic impression of incoming fire. This idea shamelessly taken from the esteemed Mr Curt Campbell of Analogue Hobbies:
http://analogue-hobbies.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/pin-markers-and-28mm-early-war.html


Not all pictured obviously. You'll have seen the unfazed Requetes before! 

I think the smaller markers work better, the taller ones, I realised later, being about waist height on a mini: probably a bit much. No doubt I'll need more in future and focus on making more little ones. 

In other news, those fine upstanding gentlemen Evan and Millsy are having a seventh - yes, seventh - blogiversary giveaway. There's some fine and very 'on trend' prizes on offer, so check it out:


20 comments:

  1. I like those bullet pin markers. Will have to steal that!

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    1. Hello hello Samulus, long time no hear. You're welcome to! Made from cheap wilko screws slathered in two coats of texture gel. Just beware not to buy screws that are too big!

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  2. That is some cracking work sir.

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    1. Thank you Fran - good to see you back a-commenting!

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  3. Phil,
    You might not always be able to produce large quantities of figures but what you do is to a very high standard and always look great on the table .
    Regards Gav .

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    1. Cheers Gav - I always do things my way - slowly!
      But I'm really satisfied with this project.

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  4. Splendid work Sir and those explosion markers really are effective.

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  5. Lovely work Phil and thanks for the shout-out. The brown and yellow-striped blanket on the gunner is ace. I've always like the look of that whacky Chaucat MG but I think that poor loader is going to have a hard time trying to fit in that ammo clip!

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  6. Lovely work Phil and thanks for the shout-out. The brown and yellow-striped blanket on the gunner is ace. I've always like the look of that whacky Chaucat MG but I think that poor loader is going to have a hard time trying to fit in that ammo clip!

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    1. Haha yes - that hand is quite a chunky one. What can I say, stripey blankets is my thing at the moment.

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  7. Fantastic painting work, very fine. The blanket is a nice touch!

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  8. They definitely look the part! Great paint job.

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  9. Great stuff and makes me want to get my SCW figures out of the drawer!

    Christopher

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    1. Oh you should! For the challenge, perhaps!

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