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Author Topic: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 19 05 24)  (Read 34661 times)

Offline CapnJim

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 16 03 24)
« Reply #180 on: March 16, 2024, 08:46:04 PM »
Lovely paint job, as usual. I look forward to seeing them in an AAR.

What he said...  :D
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Offline TacticalPainter

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 16 03 24)
« Reply #181 on: March 25, 2024, 12:36:26 AM »
Another of the very useful 20mm sets from Wargames Foundry. This time a set of German support weapons. This fills one small gap in particular- a 50mm mortar with a crew in mid to late war uniforms. While the mortar was little used as the war progressed there are games in 42-43 where they can still appear in the order of battle or as support choices.



The figures carrying ammo for the MG34/42 are also handy as extra crew figures for the MMG/HMG version. As previously, all nice sculpts.







Offline bluewillow

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 25 03 24)
« Reply #182 on: March 26, 2024, 07:55:35 AM »
They look fabulous, nice paint work.

I really like the 1940 Foundry stuff, the 50mm mortar is an excellent piece and often forgotten piece of kit.

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 25 03 24)
« Reply #183 on: March 26, 2024, 01:20:43 PM »
very nicely painted troops, I am always admired by the care that you manage to put in every aspect, especially (but not only) the visual one, from figures to vehicles to terrain, really inspiring.

Offline TacticalPainter

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 25 03 24)
« Reply #184 on: March 26, 2024, 10:28:48 PM »
very nicely painted troops, I am always admired by the care that you manage to put in every aspect, especially (but not only) the visual one, from figures to vehicles to terrain, really inspiring.

Thank you, thatís very nice of you to say so. What draws me to miniature gaming is the visual aspect, so those things are important to me. I only returned to miniature gaming about 10 years ago after playing historical board games for 25 years. I worry much less about the visual aspect with board games (as long as the game is good), but it matters a lot if Iím playing with miniatures, otherwise, whatís the point?

Offline TacticalPainter

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 25 03 24)
« Reply #185 on: April 17, 2024, 07:15:22 AM »
Made a fair bit of progress with the US Marines, my first new project for the year. I've painted up the first platoon and they are just waiting for varnishing and final work on the base. In the meantime I've been working on a few LVTs and an M4a3. I've used a colour scheme inspired by a set of Star Decals and these are schemes used on Iwo Jima or Okinawa.

The LVTs are all from 172 Scale Miniatures. They are not overly detailed and a bit chunky in parts but from playing distance I think they look the part.











Last is a picture of the M4a3, this is a plastic kit from Trumpeter. I didn't like the rubber band tracks much, they were too tight and needed stretching. Still not perfect, but better.




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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 17 pounder 04 24)
« Reply #186 on: April 17, 2024, 07:52:18 AM »
Very fine work there Mark. Rubber band tracks are the spawn of the devil.

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 17 pounder 04 24)
« Reply #187 on: April 17, 2024, 10:07:39 AM »
Brilliant work there TP
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Will die together in the end.

Offline gamer Mac

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 17 pounder 04 24)
« Reply #188 on: April 17, 2024, 10:35:03 AM »
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Offline TacticalPainter

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 17 04 24)
« Reply #189 on: April 20, 2024, 04:30:13 AM »
The first batch of US Marines finished for the Pacific project. These are from the Eureka Miniatures 20mm range and they are lovely figures, probably my favourites of that range.

I'm surprised at the relatively small range of choices for Marines in this scale. I wanted to fill a few gaps using the Grubby range but when I put together an order worth £29 I was a little shocked to see they wanted to charge me £30 for postage. Not sure how they calculate their postage but I know for a fact that a parcel that size from UK to Australia shouldn't be more than £10, probably less. Needless to say I didn't proceed. I'll be back in England later in the year so will probably pick them up then when UK postage for the same parcel is £3.95.








Offline Tom Dulski

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 20 04 24)
« Reply #190 on: April 20, 2024, 12:23:16 PM »

 Those Marines look great, you nailed the color of the uniform.

Offline MaleGriffin

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 20 04 24)
« Reply #191 on: April 20, 2024, 06:04:20 PM »
Excellent! I love your colors!
Hoc quoque transibit
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Offline Basementboy

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 20 04 24)
« Reply #192 on: April 20, 2024, 10:49:58 PM »
Gorgeous stuff! I suppose these companies have to make money somehow but £20 extra charge on postage is ridiculous- hope weíll get to see the range painted when youíre back in England ;)

Offline CapnJim

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 20 04 24)
« Reply #193 on: April 21, 2024, 05:06:33 PM »
Nice work on those Jarheads and their LVTs...

Offline vodkafan

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Re: Tactical Painter's Second World War in 20mm (updated 20 04 24)
« Reply #194 on: April 23, 2024, 01:13:36 AM »
It's going to be really interesting to see how Chain of Command handles a small part of a beach assault.
I am going to build a wargames army, a big beautiful wargames army, and Mexico is going to pay for it.

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