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Online Ash

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Re: 28mm late war British infantry
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2019, 05:47:26 PM »
Good news on the 'upcoming new models front'.

So for an up to strength section would 1 x bren, 7 x enfield + a couple of Stens sound about right? For a command section 1 x Rupert, 1 x Sgt, PIAT team (2), 2" mortar team (2), signaler..?

Micro update. Just started blocking in the brown.


Offline Shahbahraz

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Re: 28mm late war British infantry
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2019, 07:36:58 PM »
Hi All,

Glad you like the opening releases. Lots more to come, infact I have the latest 16 sculpts on my desk having just opened the post. These include riflemen, Sten gunners, PIATS. Huge amount still to do but they are up the front of our to do list alongside Vietnam.  Some characters will even make an appearance. This range will easily hit the 100 figure number with mortars,  flamethrowers, commanders, comms, etc, etc, etc.

MkII helmets will certainly feature in the near future as its obvious from primary sources that units had both. Don't forget the Canadians as well.

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Ah b*gger, and i just completed my NWE British/Commonwealth forces with another manufacturer. These look brilliant. Maybe once the full range is released I can dump errr... sell, my existing ones and re-equip.

Offline commissarmoody

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Re: 28mm late war British infantry
« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2019, 08:51:09 PM »
More good news from Empress. I have two platoons of the late war U.S. which I am finally getting around to painting. And will be getting some of these UK troops soon.
I also just put in an order for a copy of "With the Jocks".
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Offline M Blakey

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Re: 28mm late war British infantry
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2019, 08:58:31 PM »
Lovely start I have these on the desk now. primer tomorrow and painting starts on the weekend!

Offline Eclaireur

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Re: 28mm late war British infantry
« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2019, 09:02:45 PM »
enjoying the WIP pictures Ash  :-*
what colour did you use for their webbing?
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Online Ash

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Re: 28mm late war British infantry
« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2019, 09:29:11 PM »
Thanks for all the feedback chaps.

@ M Blakey: look forward to seeing them.

@ Eclaireur: So far webbing was base coated 'Russian uniform', dry brushed 'Khaki', then a couple of washes of 'olive green' + the respirator bag had a wash of 'Luftwaffe green'... I think
« Last Edit: February 12, 2019, 09:32:02 PM by Ash »

Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: 28mm late war British infantry
« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2019, 09:05:19 AM »
Looking good.

The photographs of the painting stages is very useful, please can you put a paint list together with your first "fully" painted set? Thanks.

You are certainly selling them ^__^.

Offline Juan

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Re: 28mm late war British infantry
« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2019, 04:10:45 PM »
I have ordered those three packs, and I´m reading  that book. This forum is a very dangerous place for my economy...  ;) ;) ;)

Online Ash

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Re: 28mm late war British infantry
« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2019, 05:13:48 PM »
Not much of an update; shaded the uniforms and started on the weapons and helmets


Online Ash

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Re: 28mm late war British infantry
« Reply #24 on: February 14, 2019, 03:53:37 PM »
Started on the windproof smocks.
I've found various pics online, some where the base colour looks quite a 'sand' tone and others almost a faded salmon pinkish colour. I'm thinking the later have probably been washed a few times and the colours have run. As when the brown starts to fade it looks to be quite a reddish brown. I'm going with a base of Vallejo 'dark sand' with a little bit of 'red leather' mixed in, may give it a wash of the 'red leather' as well.

 

Offline Danger Close Miniatures

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Re: 28mm late war British infantry
« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2019, 05:31:27 PM »
Here's one of my original smocks, photo might be of some use. But I've seen that much variation that you can't go far wrong whatever you do.

Offline Oldgamer

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Re: 28mm late war British infantry
« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2019, 06:09:33 PM »
I wasn't going to buy these figures as l have enough by other makers but seeing these has changed my mind, plus reading WTJ's sealed the deal, looking forward to seeing your progress.

Online Ash

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Re: 28mm late war British infantry
« Reply #27 on: February 14, 2019, 06:54:12 PM »
@ Danger Close: Thanks for that, great picture. What a cool thing to own, especially having the full length zip mod.
Looking at that I'll be going with the 'red leather' wash. The green probably thin coats of 'olive green' maybe with a bit of something yellowish like 'japan uniform', the brown parts a mix of 'hull red' & 'chocolate brown' or something lighter...

@ Oldgamer: These are very nice sculpts, loads of character you wont be disappointed. So far just the three packs out so no great outlay, once the next figures come out I'll be enlarging to a full platoon and I don't even collect WW2!

@ Ultravanillasmurf: I'll post a list of the paints I used once finished. Not sure what to do with the bases yet.

Offline carlos marighela

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Re: 28mm late war British infantry
« Reply #28 on: February 14, 2019, 09:28:39 PM »
I think you’ll find it’s the other way around. They started with a distinctly pinkish tone and may have faded. Whilst there is as with all such items quite a bit of variation due to contemporary dye technology, different makers and the variable effects of wear and washing, the distinctive aspect most people associate with the windproof smock is the pinkish hue.
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Offline carlos marighela

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Re: 28mm late war British infantry
« Reply #29 on: February 14, 2019, 09:31:54 PM »
By the by, I used to have a pair of the trousers. They were distinctly pinkish.