Sunday, 24 January 2016

January painting

Before the break away I had managed to pretty much clear the painting tray - they just needed a bit of work on the bases, which I did today:
The first of Craig's Fallshirmjager were finished off.
The anti-tank chaps.
A machine gun section.
The boss and a chap with an automatic falshirmgewehr
The first Paraguayan militia battalion
The second battalion. 
The painting tray now has another 16 Fallshirmjager and one test figure for the 1588 project.

One of the wonderful things about being away is that when you return a bunch of goodies are waiting for you. I received three Ospreys - The Irish Rebellion, Centurion vs Patton and the En Garde rules - some Jordanian anti-tank nests, infantry and jeeps with recoiless rifles to use for my Pakistanis (yes, that project is on again); and the Foundry swashbucklers to round out my forces for 1588.

I've decided to go back to the India-Pakistan project. The Indians will be built up so that they have enough options that they can be used for Burma 1945 as well. I also found some cheap Battlefront M48s and Geoff has some Centurions that he has offered me, so the whole thing is coming together very quickly.

Nate

15 comments:

  1. Great work Nate. Has it been as hot in Rotorua as it has been up here today? It was so hot about 3:00 pm that when I glued up some figures on old paint pots ready for painting this afternoon, the PVA literally had a skin on it before I had put the lid back on the glue bottle!

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    1. Yeah, it has been stifling down here. Took the kids to the pool this afternoon only to find that it was closed for maintenance! I was a bit disappointed with that.

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  2. Excellent job, love the Paraguayan militia battalions...

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    1. Thanks Phil. They have a lot of character - especially the lady with the pike at the right rear of the first militia battalion.

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  3. Terrific Fallshirmjager Nate and the Paraguayan militia look very colourful; I'm completely ignorant of their conflict, so hopefully you'll do more in the future.

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    1. It is a fascinating conflict. After I get a few more battalions done I might do a little background post on the conflict.
      Between the Paraguayan War and the India-Pakistan conflict, I think my project plans this year could best be described as 'esoteric'.

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  4. Nice work on the troops Nate! Always nice to get some stuff in the mail!

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    1. Thanks Rodger. Even better when you save it all up - it is like Christmas!

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  5. Lovely work on them all. Loot when you get home is indeed awesome.

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  6. Great work Sir, love the camouflage.

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    1. Thanks Michael. On review, the splinter pattern could be a bit more ubiquitous.

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  7. Outstanding brushwork on the German FJ!

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    1. Thanks Jonathan. Only another 29 to go!

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