Thursday, 5 February 2015

Great War figures

Here are my test paints for my 1914 project - British, French and German 15mm infantry by Lancashire Games.
Tommies advancing and firing.
Tommies advancing and firing from the side
Tommies retreating...
The French proudly march into battle.
The perspective from the German lines.
Closing with the German lines.
Another action shot
These are the same figures as I've posted before, but with better lighting so they don't look pink.
Marching infantry.
Running into battle - probably chasing those Tommies.
I've painted the Germans and the British using the painting guides available from Mark Hargreaves via his blog. The French are painted with Prussian Blue and Dark Prussian Blue (sacrilege!) and brick red highlighted with red. All Vallejo paints apart from the base coat of the Germans which is a Coat d'arms paint.

Nate

PS Captain Arjun over on Cor Blog Me is having a prize giveaway for February. There are no bonuses for pimping his blog, I just thought I'd draw people's attention to it, as at present there are only 3 entries (although I'd really like a copy of Ever Victorious Armies which is now out of print), and it is a blog I enjoy reading.

12 comments:

  1. Coolies! What rule set you using?

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    1. Hi Al. They are based up so that I can use Flames of War, but I've decided that I might go back to Contemptible Little Armies. I have the second edition rules, but might buy the third edition which is apparently much better laid out.

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  2. Great looking figures, love the Tommies!

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    1. Thanks Phil. Hopefully they won't be showing their backs to the enemy in the game!

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  3. Lovely work. I had to scroll back up to the top of the post to check the scale, I was sure I read 15mm but then I was convinced I was looking at 28mm with all the detail and highlights! Very nice :-)

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    1. Cheers Paul. WWI is my passion project, so no blacklining here. Just 2/3 tone.

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  4. Not one of the periods I have seriously attempted, but your figures look great and really do justice to the manufacturer as I would look at getting some based on what you have done. Great work for the Great War.

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    1. Thanks for that. Allan at Lancashire Games uses my photos on his website, so I guess he feels the same. They are nice figures to paint, and well animated.

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  5. That is rather impressive painting Nate! Great work!

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  6. I like these a lot! Lancashire French for the 1859 campaign are in my painting queue an will soon see the brush.

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    1. I look forward to that. And it's still pretty much the same uniform.

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