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Title: Keith's World War Two Stuff (Foundry Paras added 20/04)
Post by: Keith on January 27, 2020, 07:21:22 AM
Started working my way through a series of German vehicles. First off the production line is the rather nice Rubicon Sdkfz 250/9.
I'll add an aerial and probably a commander when I've a few more finished.

I've included a WIP pic too because I found it quite satisfying - reminds me of an old Tamiya catalogue picture :-)

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/5971/qXQieG.jpg)

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/5373/FNEZbU.jpg)

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/788/4sBn1w.jpg)
Title: Re: Sdkfz 250/9
Post by: tomrommel1 on January 27, 2020, 07:31:22 AM
that is really good painting. Did you use an airbrush!
Title: Re: Sdkfz 250/9
Post by: Keith on January 27, 2020, 07:50:46 AM
Thank you.
Yep, used an airbrush for most of it. Weathering was all done with acrylics (i.e. no pigments).
Title: Re: Sdkfz 250/9
Post by: Captain Blood on January 27, 2020, 10:21:10 AM
What an absolutely smashing job, Keith. Subtle as anything, but wonderfully sharp. Canít beat Rubicon for detail, can you. Lovely kits. A pleasure to build and paint.
(I have a stack to do - I must really get back to the western desert  lol)

Title: Re: Sdkfz 250/9
Post by: Swordisdrawn on January 27, 2020, 12:58:33 PM
Marvellous stuff :o :o :o
Title: Re: Sdkfz 250/9
Post by: SABOT on January 27, 2020, 03:41:28 PM
Terrific work. Looks superb.
Title: Re: Sdkfz 250/9
Post by: moiterei_1984 on January 27, 2020, 04:49:21 PM
Wonderful work Keith! The camo is great but the subtle weathering is the real king here.
Title: Re: Sdkfz 250/9
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on January 27, 2020, 07:07:45 PM
Nice painting.
Title: Re: Sdkfz 250/9
Post by: Blackwolf on January 27, 2020, 07:31:47 PM
Gorgeous!
Title: Re: Sdkfz 250/9
Post by: Truscott Trotter on January 27, 2020, 07:51:11 PM
Fantastic weathering on the running gear :-*
Title: Re: Sdkfz 250/9
Post by: Orctrader on January 27, 2020, 08:09:59 PM
Looks great.   :o
Title: Re: Sdkfz 250/9
Post by: Redmist1122 on February 04, 2020, 03:23:14 AM
Very nice!  Its always to have something different on the table.
Title: Re: Sdkfz 250/9
Post by: Sparrow on February 04, 2020, 06:58:53 PM
Really nice!
Title: Re: Sdkfz 250/9
Post by: ARKOUDAKI on February 04, 2020, 07:46:47 PM
 :-* :-* :-* Impressive job Keith, as usual from you. Are those PE mesh screens that come with the kit or something after market?
Title: Re: Sdkfz 250/9
Post by: Wiegraf on February 04, 2020, 08:20:52 PM
Very beautiful work!
Title: Re: Sdkfz 250/9
Post by: majorsmith on February 05, 2020, 12:16:46 AM
Thatís amazing
Title: Re: Sdkfz 250/9
Post by: blacksmith on February 07, 2020, 06:03:38 PM
Very sharp!
Title: Re: Keith's World War Two Stuff (WIP Jagdpanther added P.2)
Post by: Keith on February 10, 2020, 07:07:30 AM
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/4045/BjVPOL.jpg)
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/9958/ykG7je.jpg)

WIP Rubicon Jagdpanther with a few tweaks to make it a G2 (tools & jack-block repositioned, moved tow-cable mounts etc.). Must be the first time I've made one of these for over 30 years :-).
Base colours down so far - ready for some of the dirty stuff! Based on a vehicle around April '45.
Title: Re: Keith's World War Two Stuff (WIP Jagdpanther added P.2)
Post by: Blackwolf on February 10, 2020, 07:09:32 AM
Nice work :-*
Title: Re: Keith's World War Two Stuff (WIP Jagdpanther added P.2)
Post by: Captain Blood on February 10, 2020, 08:20:49 AM
By heck that looks good   :-*

Enjoy the weathering! Itís the best bit  :)
Title: Re: Keith's World War Two Stuff (WIP Jagdpanther added P.2)
Post by: moiterei_1984 on February 10, 2020, 08:42:45 AM
Looking mighty fine already Keith! Those Rubicon kits really are a joy to work on.
Title: Re: Keith's World War Two Stuff (WIP Jagdpanther added P.2)
Post by: majorsmith on February 10, 2020, 09:09:31 AM
Fantastic, thatís lovely ałready
Title: Re: Keith's World War Two Stuff (WIP Jagdpanther added P.2)
Post by: SABOT on February 10, 2020, 02:19:52 PM
Smartly turned out as ever that man.
Title: Re: Keith's World War Two Stuff (WIP Jagdpanther added P.2)
Post by: OSHIROmodels on February 10, 2020, 03:10:00 PM
Splendid work mate  8)
Title: Re: Keith's World War Two Stuff (WIP Jagdpanther added P.2)
Post by: Swordisdrawn on February 10, 2020, 03:34:21 PM
Brilliant!
Title: Re: Keith's World War Two Stuff (WIP Jagdpanther added P.2)
Post by: Dags on February 10, 2020, 04:47:12 PM
Bookmarked for reference and inspiration   8)
Title: Re: Keith's World War Two Stuff (WIP Jagdpanther added P.2)
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on February 10, 2020, 06:32:57 PM
Very nice work.
Title: Re: Keith's World War Two Stuff (WIP Jagdpanther added P.2)
Post by: Kane on February 13, 2020, 07:17:11 AM
Stellar work! I hope I can achieve your level of expertise with an airbrush some day!
Title: Re: Keith's World War Two Stuff (WIP Jagdpanther added P.2)
Post by: Keith on February 13, 2020, 10:00:59 AM
haha, thankyou.

If 'always 30 seconds away from disaster' counts as expertise then great  lol
Title: Re: Keith's World War Two Stuff (WIP Jagdpanther added P.2)
Post by: V on February 13, 2020, 02:18:30 PM
Nailed that colour scheme.
Title: Re: Keith's World War Two Stuff (20mm Excursion added P.3)
Post by: Keith on March 22, 2020, 08:18:04 PM
Bit of a change of tack (don't worry though, silly amounts of 28mm kit on the table too right now).

These are pure comfort food in light of recent events and one of my 'isolation projects' over the next weeks/months.
Old Battlefield and Drew's Militia 20mm figures. I've converted two of these with head-swaps. Nice and fun figures to paint, not stressful and deeply nostalgic for me - both scale and sculpts.

To give a sense of scale these are based on European 5c coins - almost exactly the size of a UK 1p piece :-)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img924/187/8PvU2s.jpg)

Title: Re: Keith's World War Two Stuff (20mm Excursion P.3)
Post by: Captain Blood on March 22, 2020, 08:29:49 PM
Gorgeous. Lovely job on the camo.
Title: Re: Keith's World War Two Stuff (20mm Excursion P.3)
Post by: SABOT on March 22, 2020, 09:01:47 PM
Love those Keith   Top notch.
Title: Re: Keith's World War Two Stuff (20mm Excursion P.3)
Post by: Hang Tuah on March 23, 2020, 07:45:26 AM
Phenomenal painting. Such a shame 20mm isn't so mainstream these days.
Title: Re: Keith's World War Two Stuff (20mm Excursion P.3)
Post by: discok3 on March 23, 2020, 10:09:45 AM
You are a ruddy marvellous painter...love all your work
Title: Re: Keith's World War Two Stuff (20mm Excursion P.3)
Post by: moiterei_1984 on March 23, 2020, 10:24:44 AM
Smashing work Keith!
Title: Re: Keith's World War Two Stuff (20mm Excursion P.3)
Post by: gamer Mac on March 24, 2020, 12:36:51 AM
You are killing me with these , 20 mm should not look this good :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Keith's World War Two Stuff (New Figure Added 03/03)
Post by: Keith on April 03, 2020, 05:52:24 PM
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/5532/wquxWA.jpg)
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/2161/yh0DM5.jpg)

A couple more 20mm figures - AB Figures this time. Some of the new(ish) winter suit Germans painted as SS. I'm trying to squeeze these in between home-schooling and working from home but hope I'll get a bit more time now that the Easter 'holidays' have started for the kids.

Title: Re: Keith's World War Two Stuff (New Figures Added 03/03)
Post by: Captain Blood on April 03, 2020, 07:31:06 PM
Fabulous. Love them. Cracking job, Keith  :-*
Title: Re: Keith's World War Two Stuff (New Figures Added 03/03)
Post by: gamer Mac on April 03, 2020, 08:42:42 PM
Stunning :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Keith's World War Two Stuff (New Figures Added 03/03)
Post by: Jeff965 on April 03, 2020, 09:44:06 PM
Excellent!! I've never seen better.
Title: Re: Keith's World War Two Stuff (New Figures Added 03/03)
Post by: Swordisdrawn on April 04, 2020, 03:30:18 AM
Bang on with the camo! Superb painting :o
Title: Re: Keith's World War Two Stuff (New Figures Added 03/03)
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on April 04, 2020, 08:01:04 AM
Those are amazing.
54mm?
Title: Re: Keith's World War Two Stuff (New Figures Added 03/03)
Post by: SABOT on April 04, 2020, 11:31:43 AM
Just terrific! Hard to believe that they are 20mm. Superb!
Title: Re: Keith's World War Two Stuff (New Figures Added 03/03)
Post by: Gunner who? on April 06, 2020, 02:06:01 PM
I thought mine were decently painted before I saw your miniatures... incredible!

Cheers Fedja
Title: Re: Keith's World War Two Stuff (New Figures Added 03/03)
Post by: Keith on April 20, 2020, 06:33:10 AM
(http://imageshack.com/a/img923/7623/uHNUGE.jpg)

Bumping up a scale again. I need a few Paras for a planned 'Isolation' game and here are the first.
Some of the venerable but still rather nice Foundry Paras - I must have had these for almost twenty years.
The 'We Have Ways of Making You Talk' podcast with James Holland and Al Murray has a serialised reading of 'The Cauldron' which is a great companion to painting these.

Hmm ... pics come out rather large. Sorry about that - warts and all it is :-)
Title: Re: Keith's World War Two Stuff (Foundry Paras added 20/04)
Post by: SABOT on April 20, 2020, 07:17:49 AM
Beautiful job on those. Top notch. 👍👍
Title: Re: Keith's World War Two Stuff (Foundry Paras added 20/04)
Post by: Blackwolf on April 20, 2020, 07:32:08 AM
Beautiful painting   :)Actually the large photos are very good, letís us all get an idea how you paint,technique,all that. The placement of light,brilliant  :)
Title: Re: Keith's World War Two Stuff (Foundry Paras added 20/04)
Post by: Captain Blood on April 20, 2020, 08:02:51 AM
Beautiful. Right down to the hatband on the beret. Spot on Keith.
How many are you going to be doing?
Title: Re: Keith's World War Two Stuff (Foundry Paras added 20/04)
Post by: Plynkes on April 20, 2020, 08:35:15 AM
Bloody Hell, Keith, you're good at this! :)


Title: Re: Keith's World War Two Stuff (Foundry Paras added 20/04)
Post by: gamer Mac on April 20, 2020, 08:38:32 AM
Stunning :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Love the faces
Title: Re: Keith's World War Two Stuff (Foundry Paras added 20/04)
Post by: Keith on April 20, 2020, 09:09:52 AM
How many are you going to be doing?

Well, I need at least another section but I'd quite like to do a fully 'refreshed' force for CoC (so about a platoon's worth).
It's a tug of love between these and late war British infantry I've got waiting in the wings too though, so I might bounce between the two for variety. Both forces are in camoflage kit but each has a very specific look which I'll try to capture as best I can.
Title: Re: Keith's World War Two Stuff (Foundry Paras added 20/04)
Post by: Ballardian on April 20, 2020, 09:48:52 AM
Lovely paintwork, may I ask which colours you used for the Denisonís (Iíve got those same Foundry Paras sitting in the queue, probably for about as long) :)
Title: Re: Keith's World War Two Stuff (Foundry Paras added 20/04)
Post by: Keith on April 20, 2020, 09:54:59 AM
may I ask which colours you used for the Denisonís (Iíve got those same Foundry Paras sitting in the queue, probably for about as long) :)

Sure - all Vallejo which makes it a bit easier.

Smock base colour is Vallejo Khaki. I add a bit of Burnt Umber to it for shade colour and Ivory for highlights.
Green is Luftwaffe Green and Brown is Mahogany Brown. Also with Ivory to highlight although a small spot of Orange Brown in the highlight can stop it going too pink depending on the look you are after.

Hope that helps?
Title: Re: Keith's World War Two Stuff (Foundry Paras added 20/04)
Post by: Ballardian on April 20, 2020, 02:27:24 PM
Many thanks Keith, they'll be heading up the lead pile for some Operation Squad Evolution games I think :)
Title: Re: Keith's World War Two Stuff (Foundry Paras added 20/04)
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on April 20, 2020, 05:39:31 PM
Very nice painting.

The colour information is very useful. Thanks.
Title: Re: Keith's World War Two Stuff (Foundry Paras added 20/04)
Post by: Helen on April 20, 2020, 06:55:29 PM
Love the Foundry paras. Lovely brushwork Keith.

All the best,

Helen
Title: Re: Keith's World War Two Stuff (Foundry Paras added 20/04)
Post by: Axebreaker on April 21, 2020, 10:21:09 AM
Excellent work! 8)

Christopher
Title: Re: Keith's World War Two Stuff (Foundry Paras added 20/04)
Post by: moiterei_1984 on April 21, 2020, 07:26:40 PM
These are a bit good Keith!
Title: Re: Keith's World War Two Stuff (Foundry Paras added 20/04)
Post by: Marine0846 on April 21, 2020, 08:54:42 PM
The Foundry British Paras are lovely.
Outstanding, in every way.