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Offline Remington

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Re: Copplestone Russian sailors... (Update Maxim Team)
« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2010, 01:45:45 PM »
Thanks, you two. These guys will get bloody this Friday so no rest for the wicked. I don't have a full force yet, but I am allowed to field them alongside other Russian forces. :)

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Re: Copplestone Russian sailors... (Update Maxim Team)
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2010, 11:02:20 PM »
Seriously nice painting Remington. Well done. Great work  :-*
I do love Copplestone's BoB figures...

I'll second all that. :)

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Re: Copplestone Russian sailors... (Update Maxim Team)
« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2010, 09:48:06 AM »
It's not entirely relevant, but, oooooh! Those silfor (?) tufts are excellent. I need to hit up Antenociti's for some.

Swell job for a speed paint too.
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Re: Copplestone Russian sailors... (Update Maxim Team)
« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2010, 08:03:07 PM »
Just some more sailors and some little bits for the battleground. Last week I was very busy so I just kept myself busy with barrels (by Elladan) and wood piles (from Rustyrail) or wicker fences (Daemonscape). :) I've also added the ship's name to the caps as well... well, something along those lines. :)




And a group shot



PS: The shine on the blue is still there a bit, although No 35 Humbrol is giving better results as a base. The rest of the shine is unavoidable I think... especially with such dark colours.

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Re: Copplestone Russian sailors... (More Sailors!)
« Reply #19 on: September 21, 2010, 08:36:17 PM »
Lovely group shot there!  :-*
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Re: Copplestone Russian sailors... (More Sailors!)
« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2010, 02:23:27 AM »
Excellent work! For a change in colour these, enough dark, figures - it is possible to add some - red bows on a breast and "Guards" tapes (orange - black) on peak-caps.

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Re: Copplestone Russian sailors... (More Sailors!)
« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2010, 02:36:57 AM »
 :-*

Nice collection of sailors you got there!

And the terrain ain't bad either!   ;)

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Re: Copplestone Russian sailors... (More Sailors!)
« Reply #22 on: September 22, 2010, 07:01:42 AM »
Thank you for your kind words, everyone. Cuprum, that is a great idea. I think the next ones will be guards. What does that bow look like? Is it like the bows for charities? Like this?


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Re: Copplestone Russian sailors... (More Sailors!)
« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2010, 07:57:24 AM »
Bows were used, basically, such type.

By the way, often enough there was a mixture of a sea and infantry uniform. Figures where trousers are filled in boots or the soldier's blouse is not filled in trousers, it is possible to paint in colour khaki.

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Re: Copplestone Russian sailors... (More Sailors!)
« Reply #24 on: September 23, 2010, 05:25:27 PM »
I forgot to thank you, cuprum. My next sailors will be a bit more colourful with two or three guards. Thank you once more for the brilliant help!

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Re: Copplestone Russian sailors... (More Sailors!)
« Reply #25 on: September 24, 2010, 06:26:49 AM »
Is always ready to help. There will be questions, address.

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Re: Copplestone Russian sailors... (More Sailors!)
« Reply #26 on: September 25, 2010, 08:42:25 PM »
Ohhh I like them alot, smashing work!

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Re: Copplestone Russian sailors... (More Sailors!)
« Reply #27 on: October 03, 2010, 12:38:00 PM »
I managed to finish another three sailors for my (Bolshevik?) force. This time it's one of their commanders and two sailors painted up as Guards (thanks to the tips of Cuprum). These three should have been done on Monday last week but sadly a black Vallejo bottle exploded on them and myself when the nozzle got blocked and I pressed a bit too hard. Sadly the faces were already done at that point. Still, the new faces are just as good.

The guy in the stripped shirt was a pain to paint and looking at him now, I could have done this or the other a bit better, but I guess I am quite pleased with his shirt and him as he is.




Now, I also would like to hear your opinion on something... Since I might be done with the sailors in a couple of weeks (all my mates are absolutely stunned by the speed *lol*) I wanted to start a second unit that would also be "speedpainted" in a similar way: The faces done in a good quality and the uniforms using mainly the washes. Now, I am swaying between the Copplestone partisans and some proper Bolsheviks.

-With the partisans I might be able to create a force that is flexible in it's interpretation. They could be Reds or Whites or even Anarchists. All I would need, would be enough standard bearers and maybe different commanders to create the needed impression.  An added bonus is the amount of beards in the partisans that would make the painting of a faces a lot easier. Yet, can the partisans be a force to be reckoned with?

-With the Bolshevik soldiers I would have a consistent uniformed type of troops that might paint a bit quicker... although I doubt that, especially if I keep the partisans in Browns, Blacks and Khakis. And I would be able to buy the Siberian Rifles which have the most shooting poses. Furthermore it would mean less fuss, since I would have one side to work for and that is it.

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Re: Copplestone Russian sailors... (Update page 2!Commander and Guards)
« Reply #28 on: October 03, 2010, 12:48:09 PM »
Really nice work on these sailors.

Personally I would go with Reds (Bolsheviks) figures next has to build a "proper army". You can then add irregular units (partisan, anarchists, etc.) later on if you want to 8)
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Re: Copplestone Russian sailors... (Update page 2!Commander and Guards)
« Reply #29 on: October 03, 2010, 01:06:48 PM »
Well, you don't see Partisans that often - most people go for the more "regular" Red Army figures (I know I did). I'd say that the reasons you listed are perfectly valid, and you could probably use them with the sailors as "counterrevolutionaries" if you do a "slightly modified" Kronstadt game sometime in the future.

 

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