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Offline fred

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Late War WWI Germans & British - 10mm
« on: May 26, 2014, 10:36:07 AM »
I've not bored you chaps with my WWI project yet - so here you go with the first 2/3rds of my German 1917+ forces



I am aiming to have a GWSH Division, so 3 infantry regiments, artillery, and various support elements. Above are two infantry regiments, lots of artillery and some support elements.

The 3rd regiment is purchased and ready to go, I need to construct a few heavy mineworkers, and I'm sure a few extra bits will be 'needed' especially from Pendraken's new releases.


Infantry Regiment, HQ, 12 bases of infantry, 3 MG08s and 7.7cm minenwerfer


Stosstruppen company - with camouflaged helmets


Some pioneers - using the very handy FPW digging figures


7.7cm field guns with funky blue splinter camo - this design may be a touch early but it looks too cool to ignore


Another regiment of 7.7s this time in more typical 3 tone camo

Thanks for looking.
« Last Edit: June 03, 2014, 10:28:13 PM by fred »

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Re: Late War WWI Germans - 10mm
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2014, 04:33:50 PM »

Very, very nice. These are Pendraken figures right?
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Re: Late War WWI Germans - 10mm
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2014, 05:59:34 PM »
Thanks.

Yes they are all Pendraken

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Re: Late War WWI Germans & British - 10mm
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2014, 10:32:58 PM »
Decide to add the start of my British forces here, rather than start another thread.

Most of my British troops are still in bags



A few infantry have made it on to painting sticks - but no photos as they just look like brown blobs on black sticks!

And the tanks have actually had a fair bit of paint added to them

A Mark V, finished a little while ago



A couple of friends just based up



And 3 Whippets, blocked painted and based.


I'm thinking of adding some brass rod MGs to these.

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Re: Late War WWI Germans & British - 10mm
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2014, 10:07:17 PM »
Worked on the Whippets this evening - gone for an attempt at shading, by painting in the panels with two further shades, each covering a slightly smaller area. Interested in some feedback on how will this has worked (or not!)

Just some quick photos with flash.





Still need a bit of finishing off around the markings, and some mud and rust

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Re: Late War WWI Germans & British - 10mm
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2014, 09:14:23 PM »
I'll continue talking to myself, as it seems at least some of you are reading this, even if not replying  :'(

Took some photos of the finished tanks - not the best pictures, even after taking the time to set up the light tent, as the sun decided to go in when I went to take the photos, and I couldn't be bothered to get the tripod.  :(







These show up a few issues with the orange wash used for rust, and a bit of chipping!!
« Last Edit: June 09, 2014, 10:19:02 PM by fred »

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Re: Late War WWI Germans & British - 10mm
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2014, 10:17:56 PM »
Nice work ;)

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Re: Late War WWI Germans & British - 10mm
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2014, 08:09:45 PM »
Thanks Mick

Offline DoctorPete

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Re: Late War WWI Germans & British - 10mm
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2014, 09:03:53 PM »
Nice paint work.  Like the camo on the arty guns and helmets...impressive considering the tiny surface areas involved.   Tanks look fine to me.   :)
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Re: Late War WWI Germans & British - 10mm
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2014, 08:35:29 AM »
Thanks Dr Pete - the guns were good fun to research and paint. I think becaus of all the B&W photos WWI is normally perceived  as grey and drab, but it is surprising just how colourful some of the camo schemed were.

Yes, these photos of the Whippets are OK, I was disappointed in just how few of the many I had taken looked good.

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Re: Late War WWI Germans & British - 10mm
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2014, 09:00:42 AM »
Dear Fred,

What basing system are you using? and why?

I am doing a very similar project, also using Pendraken late War German and British.
So far, I have 60 infantry, 3 HMG, 3 Artillery guns for each side.
I also have 2 X MkIV male, 3 x MkIV Female and 1 x A7V.
I will add more artillery and mortars at some point. (I have some WW2 items as substitutes).

I am going to use Rapid Fire for Rookies so that I have a simple game to start with.

I am going to base the infantry on 15mm deep rectangular bases.
This is the narrowest that works with the Pendraken figures. 
I can fit then into some trench terrain without the trenches looking like motorways.
They will be in squads of 10 based 4 on 30x15, 3 on 30x15, 2 on 15x15 and 1 on 15x15.
This gives me 10 figures that can be arranged in a line 90mm x 15mm in a trench or two ranks 45mm x 30mm etc.
I can also remove casualties to get any number from 1 to 10.

HMG, MMG, LMG, Anti-tank rifle teams, Flamethrowers and Mortar teams on 25mm round bases.
This makes it easy to see special weapons crews.

I think Artillery will go on 40mm round bases but I am not fully decided yet.
Square bases would be better if they will be used with limbers but round bases look more like emplacements.

Tanks are on rectangular bases about 60mm x 30mm - very similar to your pictures.

Regards


Mick


« Last Edit: June 11, 2014, 10:24:20 AM by Mick_in_Switzerland »

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Re: Late War WWI Germans & British - 10mm
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2014, 12:39:23 PM »
Mick - I'm basing for Great War Spearhead, so bases are 30x30mm and represent a company of infantry or a battery of guns. This is the recommended size for the rules to correspond with the space occupied by a real world company. Vehicles are rather more based by what fits, especially in 10mm (as the rules are designed around 6mm).

At the ground scale of the rules trenches are more area terrain, than literal representation.

I have used 30x15mm basing for 10mm WWII, though with only 2 figures per base.

Your basing sounds like it should work, especially with wanting to keep the trenches looking sensible. Rapid fire is sort of representational isn't it with each figure representing several, but tends to play more as a skirmish

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Re: Late War WWI Germans & British - 10mm
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2014, 12:19:15 AM »
My admiration for someone who has the patience and talent to make something so small come to life...particularly like the way the Whippets turned out
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Re: Late War WWI Germans & British - 10mm
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2014, 01:45:40 AM »
Nice work. Love the guns.
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Re: Late War WWI Germans & British - 10mm
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2014, 02:35:52 AM »
Very nice work indeed Fred!

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