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Title: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry
Post by: Jeff965 on September 12, 2017, 12:36:00 PM
Going to put a platoon sized force together for an Ardennes game this Christmas, this is the first squad. The separate heads were a bit of a pain but I understand why people like them (more variation).
The set itself comes with half the squad in greatcoats and half in the M43 uniform, and the next time I paint them I think I'll paint some in the chocolate brown trousers.
Title: Re: Warlord Games Ardennes US infantry
Post by: Dr DeAth on September 12, 2017, 12:43:15 PM
Excellent brushwork there Jeff  :-*
Title: Re: Warlord Games Ardennes US infantry
Post by: Elk101 on September 12, 2017, 12:52:53 PM
Lovely clean paintjobs on these. You'll have to do mine!  :D
Title: Re: Warlord Games Ardennes US infantry
Post by: Elbows on September 12, 2017, 01:02:35 PM
Wonderful brushwork on these.  Excellent.
Title: Re: Warlord Games Ardennes US infantry
Post by: Romark on September 12, 2017, 01:16:07 PM
They look great Jeff,like the basing too,I'll have to post my Winter Germans up too,no wait,yours look too good lol!
Title: Re: Warlord Games Ardennes US infantry
Post by: Marine0846 on September 12, 2017, 02:14:02 PM
They look great.
One of these winters I will have to paint up guys I have had for years.
Just waiting for it to get really cold. :D
Title: Re: Warlord Games Ardennes US infantry
Post by: Gibby on September 12, 2017, 07:51:02 PM
Brilliant painting, they look really good!
Title: Re: Warlord Games Ardennes US infantry
Post by: aphillathehun on September 12, 2017, 09:43:14 PM

Very nice!
Title: Re: Warlord Games Ardennes US infantry
Post by: Jeff965 on September 13, 2017, 07:21:51 AM
Thank you all for taking the time to comment, I'll update they thread as I get the squads done.
Title: Re: Warlord Games Ardennes US infantry
Post by: Helen on September 13, 2017, 09:12:12 PM
Lovely brushwork on these US infantrymen. The greatcoat colour is good.

Cheers,

Helen
Title: Re: Warlord Games Ardennes US infantry
Post by: Jeff965 on September 14, 2017, 06:42:01 PM
Lovely brushwork on these US infantrymen. The greatcoat colour is good.

Cheers,

Helen

Thanks Helen, the greatcoat recipe is

VMC Chocolate Brown
Army Painter Strong Tone Wash
VMC Chocolate Brown
VMC Flat Earth
Army Painter Soft Tone Wash

Cheers, Jeff :)
Title: Re: Warlord Games Ardennes US infantry
Post by: Jeff965 on October 23, 2017, 12:34:40 PM
Another 10 added, this time from Artizan Miniatures along with some close up shots.
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry
Post by: Captain Blood on October 23, 2017, 12:38:53 PM
Neat work Jeff.  8)
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry
Post by: Romark on October 23, 2017, 01:31:28 PM
More nice work on those Jeff :)
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry
Post by: vodkafan on October 23, 2017, 01:59:56 PM
These look great. Artizan figures have a great style, not to everyone's liking I know
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry
Post by: gamer Mac on October 23, 2017, 02:24:26 PM
Nice work on those they look suitable cool
The white bases are very effective
What rules do you use for WWII?
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry
Post by: Jeff965 on October 23, 2017, 02:33:01 PM
Thanks chaps
These look great. Artizan figures have a great style, not to everyone's liking I know

They are very nice to paint :)

Nice work on those they look suitable cool
The white bases are very effective
What rules do you use for WWII?

We have been playing a lot of Bolt Action lately and me and Romark decided to do a winter game for this Xmas. I have however recently played Chain of Command and really enjoyed it and I will definitley be playing it again.
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on October 23, 2017, 03:32:29 PM
Very nice.
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry
Post by: LordSpode1879 on October 23, 2017, 10:38:11 PM
These look great. Artizan figures have a great style, not to everyone's liking I know

Lovely work...squad composition...basing and the paint job....all simply top-notch!

Personally I am a huge fan of the Artizan miniatures ....and not just their WW2!
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry
Post by: NurgleHH on October 24, 2017, 06:14:51 AM
Nice work, Jeff. Will you do some vehicles next?
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry
Post by: Jeff965 on October 24, 2017, 09:01:27 AM
Very nice.

Thank you

Lovely work...squad composition...basing and the paint job....all simply top-notch!

Personally I am a huge fan of the Artizan miniatures ....and not just their WW2!

Thank you and nice to meet another Artizan fan

Nice work, Jeff. Will you do some vehicles next?


Thanks Dirk, it's an infantry game but I have toyed with the idea of adding possibly one tank.
I bought a ready painted Sherman from Warlord Games (won't be doing that again in a hurry :?)
Painting vehicles as opposed to figures is a whole different ball game and a skill I will have to try to learn, but after this reinforced platoon is finished I've promised myself some terrain making  :)
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry
Post by: Elk101 on October 24, 2017, 09:22:30 AM
Nice work on those. I'm another fan of Artizan and you've really done them justice.
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry
Post by: Malamute on October 24, 2017, 09:49:09 AM
Very nicely done. Will look forward to seeing it progress and Romarks Germans ;D
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry
Post by: NurgleHH on October 24, 2017, 10:26:58 AM
Nice work on those. I'm another fan of Artizan and you've really done them justice.
I love to paint the Artizan-Stuff. It works well. Hope he will do some more WW2 or MarcOrDie, but in the moment it doesn't seems so.
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry
Post by: LordSpode1879 on October 28, 2017, 10:39:30 PM
My platoon of SS Panzergrenadiers is formed around a core provided by the Warlord Games boxed set (Panzergrenadiers not the new Waffen SS-specific set) but the command (platoon and two squads) and most of the support options for Chain of Command are Artizan.

Strong and durable figures, full of character without being cartoony in any way. My basic (no support options as yet) Russian Rifle platoon is entirely Artizan .....not that i'm a fanboy you understand  ;D
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry
Post by: Jeff965 on November 26, 2017, 04:17:10 PM
Well another 10 Warlord figures done, this gives me a total of 30 figures so far. The core of my force will be three 12 man squads and two 3 man command squads, so I have another 12 figures to do before I get to that strength.
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 26/11/17
Post by: Elk101 on November 26, 2017, 04:27:52 PM
Nice work mate, solid paint jobs.
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 26/11/17
Post by: Romark on November 26, 2017, 07:42:32 PM
Nice work on those mins Jeff :)
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 26/11/17
Post by: gamer Mac on November 26, 2017, 08:07:41 PM
Very nice figures :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Looking forward to seeing what you are going to build for your table.
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 26/11/17
Post by: Jeff965 on November 27, 2017, 03:05:21 PM
Thanks for taking the time to comment chaps, the pack of 10 veterans and 2 Officers lined up to complete the core force :)
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 26/11/17
Post by: NurgleHH on November 27, 2017, 03:31:26 PM
I feel a bit frosty, when I see them. Great Jeff, but I think Africa would be warmer ;)
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 26/11/17
Post by: Jeff965 on November 27, 2017, 11:29:26 PM
I feel a bit frosty, when I see them. Great Jeff, but I think Africa would be warmer ;)

Cheers Dirk, I think you're probably right  :)
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 26/11/17
Post by: Utgaard on November 28, 2017, 10:47:35 AM
They look really great, you're already frozen just when one look at them  :D
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 26/11/17
Post by: Jeff965 on December 26, 2017, 03:41:01 PM
Another 10 figures done for my reinforced US platoon, though these will be just average GI's in my army. That's 40 figures in total and now it's time to paint the command groups.
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 26/12/17
Post by: Elk101 on December 27, 2017, 11:13:23 AM
Your painting style for these really is very much my taste, lovely work mate.
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 26/12/17
Post by: aircav on December 27, 2017, 11:34:56 AM
Love em, fantastic work  8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 26/12/17
Post by: Romark on December 27, 2017, 12:13:46 PM
Nice work on those minis Jeff,very seasonal :)
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 26/12/17
Post by: pocoloco on December 27, 2017, 12:19:07 PM
Great work as always!  :-*

What have you planned for the motor pool side of things?
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 26/12/17
Post by: Stuart on December 27, 2017, 12:53:50 PM
Smashing minis Jeff, really neat and excellent bases
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 26/12/17
Post by: Captain Blood on December 27, 2017, 12:56:33 PM
Lovely Jeff. Boxing Day was not wasted then?  :D ;)
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 26/12/17
Post by: Jeff965 on December 27, 2017, 01:33:55 PM
Thanks for the comments chaps, much appreciated.

Great work as always!  :-*

What have you planned for the motor pool side of things?

Well I bought a ready painted Sherman from Warlord Games but I'm not that keen on it, so I'm going to have to winterise (is that even a word) it. Thing is I don't have that much experience in painting tanks so I'll have to have a good look on the web to get a good tutorial. I don't own an airbrush so it will have to be a tutorial using brushes.
Next up however are 5 figures that were sent to me by an excellent Laffer all the way from Finland  ;)

Lovely Jeff. Boxing Day was not wasted then?  :D ;)

Thanks Richard, there's only so much Xmas TV I can take I'm afraid. I was looking forward to watching Dunkirk on DVD as I didn't get to see it in the cinema, but unfortunately it didn't work for me not my cup of tea at all  :(
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 26/12/17
Post by: clanmac on December 27, 2017, 01:44:21 PM
Oooh, those are beautiful.
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 26/12/17
Post by: Stuart on December 27, 2017, 01:56:49 PM
I'll have Dunkirk if you don't want it, I'm sure we could work out a suitable exchange rate
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 26/12/17
Post by: Bugsda on December 27, 2017, 02:54:11 PM
 :-* Excellent Jeff, Frostgrave WW2  ;)

I watched Dunkirk on telly, the proper one not the crap new one, and fancy doing some Artizan WW2 now. :D
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 26/12/17
Post by: Jeff965 on December 27, 2017, 03:18:28 PM
Oooh, those are beautiful.

Thank you

I'll have Dunkirk if you don't want it, I'm sure we could work out a suitable exchange rate

You don't think I bought it myself do you, that's what family are for lol :D

:-* Excellent Jeff, Frostgrave WW2  ;)

I watched Dunkirk on telly, the proper one not the crap new one, and fancy doing some Artizan WW2 now. :D

Yes I watched the John Mills version as well and hammy acting aside I prefer it.

Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 26/12/17
Post by: Utgaard on December 27, 2017, 04:15:47 PM
Great work again, really beautiful painted ones again!
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 26/12/17
Post by: Phil Robinson on December 27, 2017, 04:39:39 PM
Very nicely turned out figures.
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 26/12/17
Post by: Mick_in_Switzerland on December 27, 2017, 08:43:23 PM
Well done :-*
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 26/12/17
Post by: Jeff965 on December 28, 2017, 07:06:10 PM
Thanks guys :)
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 26/12/17
Post by: Jeff965 on January 05, 2018, 08:46:15 PM
I needed two Artizan riflemen to enable me to take the squad up to 12 figures, I put some feelers out on the wanted section of this forum and within days these five figures plopped on to my doormat. They had come all the way from Finland courtesy of fellow Laffer and all round generous good guy Pocoloco, thanks matey :)
There were two guys in parkas and an NCO that I decided would work as some platoon command, the parka guys are from the Devils Brigade range of figures from Artizan but I think they look OK as a couple of junior Officers.
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 05/01/18
Post by: Silent Invader on January 05, 2018, 09:00:03 PM
They really do look cold. Lovely painting set off by excellent bases.  8)
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 05/01/18
Post by: Romark on January 05, 2018, 09:55:16 PM
Nice work on those GI's Jeff  :)
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 05/01/18
Post by: Jeff965 on January 06, 2018, 09:20:15 AM
Cheers guys, some support weapons next :)
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 05/01/18
Post by: aircav on January 06, 2018, 10:51:26 AM
Cracking stuff.  8) 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 05/01/18
Post by: Stuart on January 06, 2018, 12:17:00 PM
Excellent work Jeff, any light vehicles in the offing?
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 05/01/18
Post by: gamer Mac on January 06, 2018, 03:11:09 PM
Very nice work :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 05/01/18
Post by: vodkafan on January 06, 2018, 03:54:42 PM
Love this thread. I must say I much prefer these US figures to the new Empress ones, they look like they would paint up very cleanly even for me.
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 05/01/18
Post by: Jeff965 on January 07, 2018, 03:56:23 PM
Thanks for the comments chaps, much appreciated :)

Excellent work Jeff, any light vehicles in the offing?

They will come eventually Stuart, I've got to learn how to paint vehicles first without an airbrush. Any pointers to good tutorials would be appreciated.

Love this thread. I must say I much prefer these US figures to the new Empress ones, they look like they would paint up very cleanly even for me.

Glad you like the thread vodkafan, I've used Warlord Games and Artizan miniatures for this platoon simply because I wanted some variety. I have some of the new Empress figures which I really like but I haven't included them here as I was thinking of doing another platoon at a later date on Spring/summer bases for the push into Germany  :)
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 05/01/18
Post by: LordSpode1879 on January 08, 2018, 01:52:35 PM
Loving these recent additions! As an inveterate mix and matcher when it comes to assembling forces like this I have Warlord Games alongside Artizan, Blacktree, Westwind, Stoessi's Heroes and now Offensive Miniatures....they all work and add something to the whole?

This thread is awesome ...but I really don't need to feel any colder right now  lol
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 05/01/18
Post by: pocoloco on January 09, 2018, 05:12:56 PM
Awesome work once again Jeff!  :o Love them!  :-*

I should have sent you more :)

If you are not going to use airbrush on vehicles, may I suggest that you do most of the groundwork for vehicle painting with spray cans, some manufacturers offer US Olive drab etc colours in cans and whitewashing tutorials (if you choose to whitewash some of the vehicles) are plenty abound e.g. in the Youtube.

Keep up the great work!
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 05/01/18
Post by: Jeff965 on January 09, 2018, 08:56:56 PM
Loving these recent additions! As an inveterate mix and matcher when it comes to assembling forces like this I have Warlord Games alongside Artizan, Blacktree, Westwind, Stoessi's Heroes and now Offensive Miniatures....they all work and add something to the whole?

This thread is awesome ...but I really don't need to feel any colder right now  lol

I'm a fan of using figures from various ranges, I find the painting and basing tie them all in :)

Awesome work once again Jeff!  :o Love them!  :-*

I should have sent you more :)

If you are not going to use airbrush on vehicles, may I suggest that you do most of the groundwork for vehicle painting with spray cans, some manufacturers offer US Olive drab etc colours in cans and whitewashing tutorials (if you choose to whitewash some of the vehicles) are plenty abound e.g. in the Youtube.

Keep up the great work!

Thanks for the figures and the advice on painting vehicles pocoloco 👍 The vehicle I bought is ready painted an olive green colour so I'm thinking of going in with a straight white wash, we'll see how it turns out  :)
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 05/01/18
Post by: LordSpode1879 on January 15, 2018, 01:58:09 PM
Amazing what amazing painting and superb basing can do to tie a mixture of different ranges together  ;)?
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 05/01/18
Post by: Jeff965 on January 20, 2018, 03:08:38 PM
Well with the command teams and rifle sections done it's time to get some support.
If I play Chain of Command or Bolt Action the enemy get to choose some really good tanks, with that in mind first up are a couple of bazookas to boost my anti-tank capability.
I've still got to get close enough to use them mind :)
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 20/01/18
Post by: Romark on January 20, 2018, 03:45:47 PM
Lovely Jeff  :-*
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 20/01/18
Post by: gamer Mac on January 20, 2018, 04:39:56 PM
Nice additions to your force
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 20/01/18
Post by: Jeff965 on January 20, 2018, 11:23:10 PM
Thanks both:)
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 20/01/18
Post by: Phil Robinson on January 20, 2018, 11:36:09 PM
Superb.
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 20/01/18
Post by: LordSpode1879 on January 20, 2018, 11:38:18 PM
Great additions to your force ....loving the expression on the kneeling loaders face, he is clearly not living the dream is he?  lol lol lol
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 20/01/18
Post by: Jeff965 on January 21, 2018, 02:08:38 PM
Great additions to your force ....loving the expression on the kneeling loaders face, he is clearly not living the dream is he?  lol lol lol

He's just remembered there's a bit of a back blast on a bazooka  lol
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 20/01/18
Post by: LordSpode1879 on January 22, 2018, 01:04:15 PM
 lol lol lol

My regular opponent has a US Armoured Infantry platoon and even though they seem to be able to produce Bazooka teams at will....he still makes extensive use of the 57mm Anti-tank gun I bought him in payment for some painting he did for me!

Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 20/01/18
Post by: Silent Invader on January 22, 2018, 01:06:40 PM
Lovely pjs again Jeff  8) :-*
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 20/01/18
Post by: Jeff965 on February 10, 2018, 04:29:07 PM
Ok so I've added a medium machine gun to the support list and a Sherman tank. Now I don't have much experience painting vehicles and I don't own an airbrush. This tank is meant to be green that's been whitewashed with the green starting to show through with wear and tear.
I'm happy with it but any constructive comments are gratefully received :)
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 20/01/18
Post by: Romark on February 10, 2018, 04:38:46 PM
Nice additions to your collection Jeff,tank looks ok to me :)
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 20/01/18
Post by: LordSpode1879 on February 10, 2018, 10:32:12 PM
I'm no expert on the painting of tanks but I do know what I like ...and that Sherman I like!

MMG team is pretty awesome too! Being on the receiving end of .30 cal fire isn't fun even when my Panzergrenadiers bring a bucketful of MG42's to the party!
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 20/01/18
Post by: gamer Mac on February 10, 2018, 10:54:26 PM
Tank looks spot on :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
For a beginner like you I suppose ;)
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 20/01/18
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on February 10, 2018, 11:11:13 PM
Nice painting.

The tank looks freshly whitewashed, nice effect.
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 20/01/18
Post by: moiterei_1984 on February 11, 2018, 12:09:16 AM
Well done on both the figures and the tank!
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 20/01/18
Post by: aircav on February 11, 2018, 06:11:45 PM
Cracking stuff  8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 20/01/18
Post by: Axebreaker on February 11, 2018, 09:39:30 PM
Great work Jeff! 8) 8)

Christopher
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 20/01/18
Post by: Jeff965 on February 12, 2018, 06:06:02 PM
Thanks for taking the time to comment chaps, next up some plastic riflemen in greatcoats converted from Warlords winter Russians.
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 20/01/18
Post by: Elk101 on February 15, 2018, 09:45:34 PM
Love your stuff mate. The new figures and tank look great.
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 20/01/18
Post by: jfariahitech on February 15, 2018, 10:17:32 PM
Superb work.
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 20/01/18
Post by: Kelgtar on February 17, 2018, 07:53:09 PM
Love your painting style!
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 20/01/18
Post by: LordSpode1879 on February 17, 2018, 11:16:42 PM
Thanks for taking the time to comment chaps, next up some plastic riflemen in greatcoats converted from Warlords winter Russians.

Thank you for posting this excellent series of photos! Looking forward to your converted miniatures! Quite intrigued how they turn out......
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 20/01/18
Post by: Jeff965 on February 19, 2018, 10:18:46 PM
Here's the first five of about 18 figures of US troops to bolster my platoon. They use the Russian legs and torsos from the Winter infantry set, and heads arms and equipment from the US infantry and Paratrooper boxed sets. Not perfect but they'll do for me  :)
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 19/02/18
Post by: LordSpode1879 on February 19, 2018, 10:40:43 PM
Not perfect  :o? If you hadn't said anything I probably wouldn't have known they were converted at all? The mix of Russian and US kits works surprisingly well!
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 19/02/18
Post by: gamer Mac on February 20, 2018, 08:26:42 AM
I really like them,  cracking  :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 19/02/18
Post by: Silent Invader on February 20, 2018, 08:38:41 AM
Excellent stuff Jeff. Mixing the Americans with the Russians has worked out really well.  8) :-*
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 19/02/18
Post by: pocoloco on February 20, 2018, 10:50:49 AM
Wonderful new items for your force Jeff!

Great idea to use the mix winter Russians torsos and US bits, they look great!

Tank looks good, like said above, seems to be just freshly whitewashed. One minor detail if you plan placing decals, then paint green uneven circles as a base for the decals. One can see from period photos what I mean.

If you are going for the second platoon, I still have plenty to sell ;) And with a proper discount of course :D
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 19/02/18
Post by: Romark on February 20, 2018, 11:23:58 AM
Nice work on those minis Jeff  :)
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 19/02/18
Post by: jfariahitech on February 20, 2018, 11:37:43 AM
Fantastic!
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 19/02/18
Post by: Jeff965 on February 21, 2018, 07:11:05 AM
Thanks for taking the time to comment chaps, Pocoloco I have no plans to put decals on the tank but I know what you mean about the green circles  :)
As far as getting a second platoon, maybe after I have done a dug in version of this platoon I'll be in touch :)
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 19/02/18
Post by: Jeff965 on March 04, 2018, 08:31:53 PM
Some more plastic Russians converted to US GI's, I know equipment wise they are not spot on but they certainly bolstered my platoon with riflemen and give me some different poses to the metal chaps  :)
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 04/03/18
Post by: grant on March 04, 2018, 09:38:39 PM
Great painting on those; Iím sure after the war the unit will be found out by McCarthy and banned from Hollywood forever lol
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 04/03/18
Post by: Jeff965 on March 05, 2018, 08:22:55 AM
Thanks for taking the time to comment Grant 👍
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 04/03/18
Post by: LordSpode1879 on March 05, 2018, 12:49:42 PM
Superb stuff! What next? 60mm Mortar? .50 Cal?
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 04/03/18
Post by: Jeff965 on March 05, 2018, 06:54:59 PM
Superb stuff! What next? 60mm Mortar? .50 Cal?

Cheers LS, no I have a couple more of these plastics to do and then I want to do some dug in troops. Though the troops you mention have been purchased and languish in the lead pile :)
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 04/03/18
Post by: Erestor90 on March 05, 2018, 06:59:25 PM
Great Work!

Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 04/03/18
Post by: Romark on March 05, 2018, 08:23:37 PM
Nice work on those Jeff :)
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 04/03/18
Post by: aircav on March 05, 2018, 09:21:43 PM
Lovely stuff  8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 04/03/18
Post by: LordSpode1879 on March 05, 2018, 10:46:35 PM
Cheers LS, no I have a couple more of these plastics to do and then I want to do some dug in troops. Though the troops you mention have been purchased and languish in the lead pile :)

Excellent! Can't wait to see how you're going to portray foxholes on the table!
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 04/03/18
Post by: Jeff965 on March 06, 2018, 10:12:28 AM
Thanks for the comments guys 👍
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 04/03/18
Post by: Marine0846 on March 06, 2018, 05:03:15 PM
I like the new figures.
So, may I ask how many US guys you have now?
Would love to see a group photo.
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 04/03/18
Post by: Jeff965 on March 07, 2018, 08:54:43 PM
I like the new figures.
So, may I ask how many US guys you have now?
Would love to see a group photo.

There you go Marine0846, your wish is my command :)
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 04/03/18
Post by: Romark on March 07, 2018, 09:04:18 PM
Crikey! Note to self,get more German lmg's  lol
They look great Jeff  :)
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 04/03/18
Post by: LordSpode1879 on March 09, 2018, 05:29:59 PM
There you go Marine0846, your wish is my command :)


That is awesome! Seeing them all together like that really just shows what a fantastic job you've done!
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 04/03/18
Post by: Mason on March 09, 2018, 07:40:56 PM
Only just caught this and.....bloody hell!
 :o :o

That is a seriously impressive and tidy looking force you have built up there.
Bleedin' gorgeous brushwork, topped off with some lovely basing and a tank for the cherry on top.
Superb!
 :-* :-* :-*

Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 04/03/18
Post by: gamer Mac on March 09, 2018, 09:49:08 PM
Very nice work :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 04/03/18
Post by: Jeff965 on March 10, 2018, 07:34:24 AM
Thanks for commenting guys it does help me to stay focused and spur me on to the next part of the project :)
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 04/03/18
Post by: Silent Invader on March 10, 2018, 08:19:11 AM
Great group shot. Itís great how the small batches suddenly coalesce into an army. Have you decided how youíll deal with terrain?
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 04/03/18
Post by: Jeff965 on March 10, 2018, 08:46:21 AM
Great group shot. Itís great how the small batches suddenly coalesce into an army. Have you decided how youíll deal with terrain?

I've been painting the US forces and Keith (Romark) has been painting the German troops. At the moment we've had practice games on a "Deepcut" snow cloth but I've recently purchased the book pictured from Pat Smith which is an excellent read with lots of hints and tips.
Pat uses Calico material smeared with builders caulk which from the photos on his blog gives a very good effect and has excellent storage potential.
Here's Pats blog in case you were not aware of it :)
http://wargamingwithsilverwhistle.blogspot.co.uk
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 04/03/18
Post by: Silent Invader on March 10, 2018, 09:09:35 AM
Thatís good to know -thanks  8)
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 04/03/18
Post by: LordSpode1879 on March 10, 2018, 06:04:35 PM
I've been painting the US forces and Keith (Romark) has been painting the German troops. At the moment we've had practice games on a "Deepcut" snow cloth but I've recently purchased the book pictured from Pat Smith which is an excellent read with lots of hints and tips.
Pat uses Calico material smeared with builders caulk which from the photos on his blog gives a very good effect and has excellent storage potential.
Here's Pats blog in case you were not aware of it :)
http://wargamingwithsilverwhistle.blogspot.co.uk

I've got this too ......wonderful resource!
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 04/03/18
Post by: moiterei_1984 on March 10, 2018, 08:25:55 PM
Well done! Those americans look the part.
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 04/03/18
Post by: Jeff965 on March 10, 2018, 11:09:09 PM
Well done! Those americans look the part.

Thank you, and very much inspired by your blog 😊
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 04/03/18
Post by: Marine0846 on March 11, 2018, 05:19:02 PM
Love the group pic.
They look super.
Now on to battle.
I have the same winter book by Pat that you do.
Great book on how to do winter terrain.
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 04/03/18
Post by: Jeff965 on March 11, 2018, 08:55:42 PM
Love the group pic.
They look super.
Now on to battle.
I have the same winter book by Pat that you do.
Great book on how to do winter terrain.


Thanks, yes the book is great, I'm just plucking up the courage to give the calico and caulk mat a go lol
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 04/03/18
Post by: LordSpode1879 on March 12, 2018, 09:47:49 AM
Thanks, yes the book is great, I'm just plucking up the courage to give the calico and caulk mat a go lol

Haha yes ....winterizing terrain is a nerve-wracking proposition! I have two or three buildings awaiting the process....it's been a long wait so far!
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 04/03/18
Post by: Jeff965 on June 24, 2020, 03:32:22 PM
Some support options for my US Ardennes forces, 2 Sherman's and an M8 armoured car.
Never done whitewash with a snow covering before but I'm happy with them.
They look a bit messy but looking at photos of vehicles in this situation and they all look quite messy in real life.
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 04/03/18
Post by: Jeff965 on June 24, 2020, 03:34:01 PM
Some 'in action' shots
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 24/06/20
Post by: gamer Mac on June 24, 2020, 04:07:24 PM
Very nice work :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 24/06/20
Post by: Mason on June 24, 2020, 04:09:56 PM
Dunno about messy, mate...they look the nuts to me!
 :-* :-*

Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 24/06/20
Post by: Romark on June 24, 2020, 07:56:34 PM
Nice work on those Jeff, whatever happend to "minty"?
Did she get a new paintjob?
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 24/06/20
Post by: Jeff965 on June 25, 2020, 10:25:44 AM
Thanks for the comments chaps, very much appreciated  :)

Nice work on those Jeff, whatever happend to "minty"?
Did she get a new paintjob?

Certainly did mate, hes one of the Shermans above. I wanted a uniform look for the vehicles so he had to have a new paint job :)
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 24/06/20
Post by: Romark on June 25, 2020, 10:31:48 AM

Certainly did mate, hes one of the Shermans above. I wanted a uniform look for the vehicles so he had to have a new paint job :)

Aha!
They look great  👍
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry update 24/06/20
Post by: Jeff965 on October 26, 2020, 10:49:14 AM
Painted a 60mm mortar and crew along with a medic for my US platoon.
They're having their first outing this week so more choices for the US commander is a good thing.
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry
Post by: Digits on October 26, 2020, 01:28:13 PM
Nicely painted!
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry
Post by: Elk101 on October 26, 2020, 02:00:28 PM
Lovely work.
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry
Post by: gamer Mac on October 26, 2020, 03:35:38 PM
Very nice :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry
Post by: Jeff965 on October 27, 2020, 08:25:17 AM
Thanks guys much appreciated  :)
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on October 27, 2020, 08:58:42 AM
Nice work.

The bleached grass tuffs  are a nice touch.
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry
Post by: Jeff965 on October 27, 2020, 11:11:24 PM
Nice work.

The bleached grass tuffs  are a nice touch.

Thank you, they are the Army Painter frozen tufts :)
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry
Post by: Mason on October 28, 2020, 02:06:08 PM
Lovely crisp paintwork!
 :-*

Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry
Post by: Calimero on October 28, 2020, 11:14:08 PM

The converted figures look good. I did some myself. I wonder, though, did you use parts from the earlier US set or the later one?

When I converted my figures, I used the former, but, I wonder, ever since, if it would have work with the later set which have weapons attached to the arms, not separatedÖ

Either way, they look great! :-* 8) :-*
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry
Post by: Redmist1122 on October 29, 2020, 02:07:39 AM
Pretty cool looking!  No pun intended...
Title: Re: Warlord Games/Artizan Ardennes US infantry
Post by: Jeff965 on October 29, 2020, 10:36:26 AM
Cheers guys :)
The converted figures look good. I did some myself. I wonder, though, did you use parts from the earlier US set or the later one?

When I converted my figures, I used the former, but, I wonder, ever since, if it would have work with the later set which have weapons attached to the arms, not separatedÖ

Either way, they look great! :-* 8) :-*


I used a sprue from the second set which I got as a freebie from one of the magazines (I think, it's been a while :))