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Offline V

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Re: Battlegroup Bits - WW2 in 20mm
« Reply #120 on: November 17, 2019, 02:13:33 AM »
A very nice setting for a very nice collection of AFVs and figures. What size is it? It seem more "square-ish" than the usual 6x4... 8)

I use a 6.5' by 5' table. It's a useful size, mainly to fit where I want it in my room!

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Re: Battlegroup Bits - WW2 in 20mm
« Reply #121 on: November 21, 2019, 09:59:07 AM »
Starting on my platoon of Durham Light Infantry next, a project inspired by my trip to Normandy earlier in the year.

So far just the base coat and wash on the uniforms. Along with these, the next batch of British vehicles are built ready for painting...




Offline gamer Mac

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Re: Battlegroup Bits - WW2 in 20mm
« Reply #122 on: November 23, 2019, 07:52:52 PM »
Looking forward to seeing them  painted :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

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Re: Battlegroup Bits - WW2 in 20mm
« Reply #123 on: November 30, 2019, 10:56:40 PM »
Starting the British...


Offline V

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Re: Battlegroup Bits - WW2 in 20mm
« Reply #124 on: December 14, 2019, 01:58:23 AM »
Still working on uniform base colours for my platoon of DLI using AB 20mm figures… 70 men, and not one repeated sculpt.

Just ten left to base coat and then I can start to highlight them all.




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Re: Battlegroup Bits - WW2 in 20mm
« Reply #125 on: December 16, 2019, 03:26:37 AM »


70 20mm Brits now in the base uniform colour. Will now spilt up into groups of ten to finish off.



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Offline V

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Re: Battlegroup Bits - WW2 in 20mm
« Reply #126 on: December 16, 2019, 05:58:52 PM »
Little break from paint to prep some new toys for my British...

Canadian Ram Kangeroo APCs.


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Re: Battlegroup Bits - WW2 in 20mm
« Reply #127 on: December 16, 2019, 06:43:20 PM »
Really enjoying this. I've always admired AB mins from afar and would love to paint some one day. Your batch painting technique gets great results and I may have to copy it.
'Sir John ejaculated explosively, sitting up in his chair.' ... 'The Black Gang'.

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Offline V

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Re: Battlegroup Bits - WW2 in 20mm
« Reply #128 on: December 16, 2019, 08:16:50 PM »
Really enjoying this. I've always admired AB mins from afar and would love to paint some one day. Your batch painting technique gets great results and I may have to copy it.

They are a joy to paint, very enjoyable unlike many figures. They almost paint themselves!

Offline V

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Re: Battlegroup Bits - WW2 in 20mm
« Reply #129 on: December 17, 2019, 03:47:04 AM »
Working on some highlights on the DLI...


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Re: Battlegroup Bits - WW2 in 20mm
« Reply #130 on: December 17, 2019, 10:30:04 AM »
They are a joy to paint, very enjoyable unlike many figures. They almost paint themselves!

I was told Front Rank were so good they painted themselves. I put them away for 10 years and however much I checked on them they still haven't.  ::)  Should I ask for my money back?
I am going to build a wargames army, a big beautiful wargames army, and Mexico is going to pay for it.

2019 Painting Challenge :
figures bought: 500+
figures painted: 57
9 vehicles painted
4 terrain pieces scratchbuilt

Offline gonediving

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Re: Battlegroup Bits - WW2 in 20mm
« Reply #131 on: December 17, 2019, 03:31:57 PM »
Great collection - because of those pictures I bought some of those AB figures. They are indeed quite nice to paint. Need some adjustingt to the scale, after mostly painting 28mm. Also surprisingly difficult to find buildings in the scale. Can't be that hard as 1/72 is a well known/used scale for modeling. Most likely I use the wrong search terms.

Offline V

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Re: Battlegroup Bits - WW2 in 20mm
« Reply #132 on: December 17, 2019, 05:49:02 PM »
Great collection - because of those pictures I bought some of those AB figures. They are indeed quite nice to paint. Need some adjustingt to the scale, after mostly painting 28mm. Also surprisingly difficult to find buildings in the scale. Can't be that hard as 1/72 is a well known/used scale for modeling. Most likely I use the wrong search terms.

Lots of buildings.

Hovels and Lancer do 20mm resin ranges of buildings, as do Sentry Models and a few others.

Airfix do a few in 1/76 and model railways can be a source too.

I use resin, model railway and card buildings;

« Last Edit: December 17, 2019, 05:53:10 PM by V »

Offline gonediving

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Re: Battlegroup Bits - WW2 in 20mm
« Reply #133 on: December 17, 2019, 08:40:07 PM »
Thank you - I will check them out.

Offline gamer Mac

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Re: Battlegroup Bits - WW2 in 20mm
« Reply #134 on: December 17, 2019, 09:30:29 PM »
Lovely work, where do all the different Rams come from?