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Author Topic: 28mm Western Front 44/45 project - (4/30 - More SS & Tank Hunters p.3)  (Read 6679 times)

Offline mrcleh

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Hey everyone,
over the last couple months I've been slowly working on a 28mm force of 1945 GIs.

While the project is far from finished I decided to create this thread to chronicle my progress.

The infantry are for the most part by Empress Miniatures - I absolutely love those models. :-*
I really hope there will be some further additions to the range. I'd especially love some GIs wearing greatcoats to mix in with the existing range. One can hope. ;)

There are also some support weapons by Warlord Games. While I am not too fond of the rank and file miniatures in Warlords US winter range, I like some of the support weapons.

Anyway, here goes and please excuse the bad photos, I will try to take some better ones when time permits:

Platoon HQ:



1st Squad:



1/2 2nd Squad:



Bazooka team:



1st .30cal team:



60mm mortar:



M-18 Hellcat:




Most of that stuff is WIP in some way, e.g. most bases aren't done and the Hellcat is still missing the crew and decals.
« Last Edit: April 30, 2019, 07:16:03 AM by mrcleh »

Offline Paul @ Empress Miniatures

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Re: 28mm Late War GIs (Empress / Warlord)
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2019, 09:48:07 AM »
 :-*

Yes the range will continue to develop  ;)

Offline commissarmoody

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Re: 28mm Late War GIs (Empress / Warlord)
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2019, 10:14:35 AM »
They painted up pretty well! What colors did you use for them?
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Offline mrcleh

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Re: 28mm Late War GIs (Empress / Warlord)
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2019, 10:32:56 AM »
:-*

Yes the range will continue to develop  ;)

I am excited to hear that! ;)

My regards to Mr. Hicks for the awesome work he's doing!

They painted up pretty well! What colors did you use for them?

Thanks!

Colors are mostly Vallejo, with some by Citadel.

Here is a rough breakdown:

M1943 Uniforms:

Vallejo 893 US Dark Green Base
Citadel Athonian Camoshade Wash

Wool Trousers:

Vallejo 872 Chocolate Brown Base
Citadel Agrax Earthshade Wash

Webbing + Pouches:

Vallejo 988 Khaki Base
Citadel Agrax Earthshade Wash

Helmets:

Vallejo 889 USA Olive Drab Base
Citadel Nuln Oil Wash

Boots:

Vallejo 846 Mahogany Brown Base
Citadel Agrax Earthshade Wash

Painted Metal (Bazooka, Tanks, etc.):

Vallejo 887 Brown Violet Base
Citadel Nuln Oil Wash

Skin:


Citadel Cadian Fleshtone Base
Citadel Reikland Fleshshade Wash


Offline commissarmoody

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Thanks, I have most of those colors. And your ways seems simpler then the way I was trying to paint mine.  lol

Online armchairgeneral

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Superb painting  :)

Offline Arrigo

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I like them.
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Offline moiterei_1984

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The figures look fantastic! Just the bases are a little barren... even those with tufts on them.

Offline mrcleh

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The figures look fantastic! Just the bases are a little barren... even those with tufts on them.

Thank you very much!

You are absolutely right about the bases. While I like the tufts they aren't enough by themselves. I was thinking about maybe adding some dead leaves or shrubbery in brownish/orange tones, to keep with the autumny/wintery theme while adding some contrast to the bases. I just haven't found the right product yet. Any advice? ???

Online Marine0846

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Excellent painting.
Love the Paul Hicks figures.
Well done.
Semper Fi, Mac

Offline mrcleh

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Excellent painting.
Love the Paul Hicks figures.
Well done.

Thanks!, greatly appreciated!

Offline Johnnytodd

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Splendid job!  Your colors are spot-on.  My one criticism: They are not wearing gaiters like Britain or Germany - the straps at the top of the boots are in fact part of the brown leather boots (M43 two-buckle boots).

JP
« Last Edit: March 20, 2019, 11:47:47 PM by Johnnytodd »

Offline mrcleh

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Splendid job!  Your colors are spot-on.  My one criticism: They are not wearing gaiters like Britain or Germany - the straps at the top of the boots are in fact part of the brown leather boots (M43 two-buckle boots).

JP

Thank you!

And thanks for the criticism - I'll get that corrected!  :)

Offline mrcleh

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Re: 28mm Western Front 44/45 WIP thread - (3/26 - First Germany added)
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2019, 10:38:42 AM »
I renamed the thread, as the project will now also encompass not only the Americans, but also their German adversarys.

So to mix things up a bit I started to paint some Germans over the weekend. The figures are all Warlord, albeit from a few different sets. I think this mix reinforces the "ad-hoc" appearence which probably was common in the last months of the war.

Anyway, here goes:


Offline moiterei_1984

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Re: 28mm Western Front 44/45 WIP thread - (3/26 - First Germans)
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2019, 11:02:31 AM »
The figures themselves are a little too chunky for my liking but your painting is absolutely superb! The different camouflage schemes look splendid.