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Re: Airborne in Sicily 1943 - UD 11/4 teaser of painted minis
« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2018, 02:29:59 PM »
Bit of a tease- first 14 are painted so now need just varnish and foliage.

In the end, I added the protruded muzzles to properly convert the rifles to No4s (it was fiddly :o)



Btw, the first 14 comprise a full WACO load, of 2 GPR and 12 Airlanding.

Obviously they went into action in Denisons but thereís images of them without their smocks on (it was hot!), which gave me an excuse to use the Perry plastics.
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Re: Airborne in Sicily 1943 - UD 11/4 teaser of painted minis
« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2018, 02:42:57 PM »
Looking good  8)

Didnít notice the gun mod though  lol

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Re: Airborne in Sicily 1943 - UD 11/4 teaser of painted minis
« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2018, 02:48:15 PM »
Looking good  8)

Didnít notice the gun mod though  lol

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The gun mod is very,very tiny

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Re: Airborne in Sicily 1943 - UD 11/4 teaser of painted minis
« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2018, 03:36:07 PM »
Nice.

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Re: Airborne in Sicily 1943 - UD 11/4 teaser of painted minis
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2018, 09:22:42 PM »
Thanks.  :)

I just realised Iíd painted the scarves white when I should have painted then as (Airborne) green/brown scrim. Omission now corrected.

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Re: Airborne in Sicily 1943 - UD 11/4 teaser of painted minis
« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2018, 09:38:56 PM »
Lovely work SI.

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Re: Airborne in Sicily 1943 - UD 11/4 teaser of painted minis
« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2018, 12:22:59 AM »
Very fine painting.
Interesting period of WW2.
Glad to see you doing an area of the war not usually done.
Semper Fi, Mac

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Re: Airborne in Sicily 1943 - UD 11/4 teaser of painted minis
« Reply #22 on: April 13, 2018, 03:09:27 PM »
Thanks Helen and Mac.  :)

Have started on the strongpoint plus a few other scenario bits and pieces not pictured.

Next step on the bunker will be to plaster the ground levels

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Re: Airborne in Sicily 1943 - UD 13/4 - 14 finished minis (7 photos)
« Reply #23 on: April 13, 2018, 07:04:13 PM »
Finally have got the first 14 minis varnished and based. These represent a British full WACO load of 2 Glider Pilots and a reinforced Airlanding infantry section of 12.

Apologies that some of the images are overly warm, they were all taken against the same white background - itís a mystery to me as to why (perhaps its the hot Sicilian sun)

As mentioned before: Iíve kept the glider troops in shirt sleeves (though they wore Dennisons for the landings); as and when I do a few paras to add to the scratch force theyíll be in BD trousers and possibly the smocks to differentiate.

The two pilots from the GPR, a Staff Sergeant and Sergeant, compared to the infantry they have a slightly different equipment array:



The Airlanding infantry section command, a Corporal and Lance Corporal:



Gun Group with a BREN MK2:



An additional Gun Group (sections were sometimes bulked out in this way depending on available resources, operational needs and glider capacity), thus time with a BREN Mk1 (chromed barrel and folding barrel handle):



Half of the Rifle Group:



Rest of the Rifle Group:



A before and after showing some of the kit that was added to the 8th Army figure:



Btw, they were originally on 20mm bases but I rebased to 25mm

As to whatís next, Iím undecided on doing a second section (plus platoon resources of a 2Ē mortar man and a PIAT team) or some opposition in the form of Herman Goerring Panzer Grenadiers or Falschies.
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Re: Airborne in Sicily 1943 - UD 13/4 - 14 finished minis (7 photos)
« Reply #24 on: April 13, 2018, 08:05:36 PM »
Very nice.

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Re: Airborne in Sicily 1943 - UD 13/4 - 14 finished minis (7 photos)
« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2018, 08:18:03 PM »
Painted up a treat, lovely work SI.

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Re: Airborne in Sicily 1943 - UD 13/4 - 14 finished minis (7 photos)
« Reply #26 on: April 13, 2018, 08:40:02 PM »
Love them.
For the other side,
do Herman Goering guys,
that would be a little different.

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Re: Airborne in Sicily 1943 - UD 13/4 - 14 finished minis (7 photos)
« Reply #27 on: April 13, 2018, 09:23:42 PM »
Excellent work Steve with an impressive attention to detail.

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Re: Airborne in Sicily 1943 - UD 13/4 - 14 finished minis (7 photos)
« Reply #28 on: April 13, 2018, 09:47:44 PM »
They look great Steve.
Very far from boring  ;)

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Re: Airborne in Sicily 1943 - UD 13/4 - 14 finished minis (7 photos)
« Reply #29 on: April 13, 2018, 10:38:47 PM »
Thanks folks. It took me nearly 5 years to feel I could do a good enough job painting them and Iím really pleased theyíre finally done.

For the other side,
do Herman Goering guys,
that would be a little different.

I think youíre right. 😁 The HG PG it will be.

And Richard: very funny! 😂