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Author Topic: Re: 15mm... Road to Normandy... with a 20mm detour - 27/05/24 - PSC/Adler 20mm  (Read 24197 times)

Online CapnJim

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Re: 15mm... Road to Normandy... with a 20mm detour
« Reply #75 on: May 21, 2023, 07:32:15 PM »
Looks like this topic is changed into some tanks exclusive topic :D

I'm a former tanker - so that's OK with me... :D

And your tanks look good!
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Re: 15mm... Road to Normandy... with a 20mm detour
« Reply #76 on: June 05, 2023, 02:14:58 PM »
I'm a former tanker - so that's OK with me... :D

And your tanks look good!

Hahaha, glad to hear that!

Here is a quick update.

As promised, this update includes some minis; the first squad for the US platoon is finished, well, sort of.
As I'm way behind schedule to have those lads finished for the game in July, I decided to stick to basics to catch up. So block painting, wash and finishing bases so they are ready to go. And the plan is to get back to them later... :D



Cheers,
Seb



Offline frank xerox

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Re: 15mm... Road to Normandy... with a 20mm detour
« Reply #77 on: June 05, 2023, 10:51:51 PM »
Keep churning them out, they’re looking good, rush jobs or not!

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Re: 15mm... Road to Normandy... with a 20mm detour
« Reply #78 on: June 06, 2023, 05:39:14 PM »
They certainly will do the trick for a game.  Well done!

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Re: 15mm... Road to Normandy... with a 20mm detour
« Reply #79 on: June 10, 2023, 09:07:38 AM »
……so they are ready to go. And the plan is to get back to them later... :D

They are looking good. I know it’s a classic wargaming excuse/explanation/argument but it does work. I painted my German Heer with just this intent and once I’d played a couple of games with them (I don’t mind playing unpainted but it’s just not the same) I found I returned easily to highlighting and detailing/improving them.

Keep up the good work,

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Re: 15mm... Road to Normandy... with a 20mm detour
« Reply #80 on: June 12, 2023, 12:45:30 PM »
Thanks, lads.


Progress so far :)



I'm almost there; just, what, nine minis left. After that, I will try to add some support options. MMG and mortar for a start. 

I got a bit of a hobby kick with those guys.

Cheers,
Seb

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Re: 15mm... Road to Normandy... with a 20mm detour
« Reply #81 on: June 26, 2023, 11:16:55 AM »
Almost there, just a few bases to finish, and my platoon of US GIs is ready to liberate Normandy.
Quite a productive weekend, and I even manage to get some work on my DAK and the upcoming Soviet Scouts, Huzzah!



I still need to paint an MMG team, but it looks like I will be doing this when visiting family aboard. Anyway, it will be a PVA and sand session this evening, and I hope to take a shot of the whole platoon together.

Cheers,
Seb

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Re: 15mm... Road to Normandy... with a 20mm detour
« Reply #82 on: July 03, 2023, 12:34:20 PM »
And the platoon is ready to librate NW Europe :D

They are not the best paint job in the world, but they are finished and ready for the game, and that's what counts.



I manage to finish another 4 DAK minis from the old Airfix set.



As I'm on an annual summer trip to visit family, so don't expect much of minis painted here for the next few weeks, but I do work on another tank :D

Cheers,
Seb

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Re: 15mm... Road to Normandy... with a 20mm detour
« Reply #83 on: July 03, 2023, 01:41:04 PM »
Awesome stuff sir! The slightly faded DAK uniforms are excellent.

Have a great holiday,

Balm

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Re: 15mm... Road to Normandy... with a 20mm detour
« Reply #84 on: September 15, 2023, 12:43:45 PM »
So, summer is over, and the pile got bigger :D



But to be fair, I managed to finish some stuff. For example, the Soviet Scouts, but that's work...

Anyway, here is the first model from the pile that is getting almost finished.


Crusader Mk.II by IGB getting some enamel wash treatment


And here is the same Crusader after tidying up a bit

It looks like I will need some Brits in shorts at some point to go along the Crusader. The Grille and Stug are already under the sample, but both models are a bit painful in the back to build. Stug IV has some slightly bent frames, so it needed some extra care to get it right, and Grille will be a rider as the models has a fair chunk of flash all around the parts.

I should probably start working on some 15mm Germans for a game of IABSM next year... but it seems that 20mm will be on the menu for a few more weeks.

Cheers,
Seb

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Re: 15mm... Road to Normandy... with a 20mm detour
« Reply #85 on: October 02, 2023, 12:54:15 PM »
There's not a lot of progress to report, but I got a bit of time and got back to the 15mm stuff.

Another attempt to paint the camo on a 15mm half-track.



I think I have a better idea now of how to do it, but I need to make a few more attempts, and the 20mm Stug IV will be the victim of the following test :D

Cheers,
Seb

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Re: 15mm... Road to Normandy... with a 20mm detour
« Reply #86 on: December 11, 2023, 01:49:47 PM »
Another two months passed...

The 15mm front is calm and quiet lately, as I'm trying to clear the workbench a bit before I start painting a company of 15mm Germans or any other 15mm minis, for that matter.

So, the latest from the front lines of 20mm models. This time, it is a T-34/76 mod.1943 by Eastern Express. It spent some time in a semi-built state, and the tracks were a horror to assemble, but it was finally finished.







That's all for now. It's time to get moving with the 15mm. Maybe I will start with finishing the Brits ???

Cheers,
Seb

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Re: 15mm... Road to Normandy... with a 20mm detour
« Reply #87 on: December 11, 2023, 09:36:32 PM »
Great stuff sir. Im pleased you’re still ticking along. I’m currently trying (and not succeeding) to build up my painting mojo with random bits and bobs before I go back and start plugging at my WW2 platoons again. I thought Sci-fi might help then stalled when painting a platoon of Stormtroopers (rubbish GW white paints now switched to pro acryl) which was an optimistic but bad choice  lol

Looking forwards to seeing your 15’s (but enjoying your run up as well).

Andrew
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Re: 15mm... Road to Normandy... with a 20mm detour
« Reply #88 on: December 12, 2023, 02:34:28 PM »
Great stuff sir. Im pleased you’re still ticking along. I’m currently trying (and not succeeding) to build up my painting mojo with random bits and bobs before I go back and start plugging at my WW2 platoons again. I thought Sci-fi might help then stalled when painting a platoon of Stormtroopers (rubbish GW white paints now switched to pro acryl) which was an optimistic but bad choice  lol

Looking forwards to seeing your 15’s (but enjoying your run up as well).

Andrew
BeneathALeadMountain

Thanks, man!
Yes, I got dragged away all the time by some fantasy/SF and 28mm WW2 (and the 1/48 scale tanks for it...). But with SF/Fantasy being a day job, I find historicals a pleasant refuge to relax and enjoy my hobby. That said, not having a regular opponent for CoC/IABSM means I'm jumping from one project to another lol. And this morning, I found out that I still have three 1/72nd models waiting to be finished painting.

Cheers,
Seb
   

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Re: 15mm... Road to Normandy... with a 20mm detour
« Reply #89 on: December 16, 2023, 10:03:22 PM »
Still lookin' good!

 

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