07/08/2019 at 02:14 #119447
Not long ago I knocked out some 6mm Modern forces from Heroics and Ros (you can see here: https://blackhawkhet.blogspot.com/2019/07/6mm-cold-war-soviets-and-west-germans.html) for temperate climates, for use on my Cuba Libre blog. Well, that is to say, the infantry were based for temperate, because the vehicles are not based at all, and them not being based is actually part of the plan. See, by not being based, I can use them for both temperate and desert climates, but I still had a problem: no infantry for the desert. Well, being that I’m looking to play some Desert Storm after I finish off my campaign in (the fictional) Cronistria, I figured I’d better knock some desert-based infantry out. I went scurrying upstairs to see if I could find anything, and voila! Seems my massive sale had cleared out enough stuff that I can actually see what I’ve got lying around, waiting to be painted.
So, what did I find? I found several packs of Modern UK Infantry, made by GHQ. Being that using the same style of infantry in 6mm (and sometimes even in 10mm) for each side has never bothered me, I immediately set to cleaning, basing, sanding, priming, painting, then washing those troops, enough for each side to have 18 stands of infantry. I can’t really say who’s good guys and who’s bad guys, I just painted on two different uniforms, one completely desert colored, the other olive green with desert yellow helmets.
Here is the desert-colored force. It is of note that I put a wash on the bases to make the sand pop, but I did not put a wash on the figures as I didn’t want to darken them too much. Here you can see four mortar stands, three ATGM (Milan) stands, four SAM (Blowpipe) stands, and seven rifle stands.
And here are some rifle teams and Blowpipes from the olive green force.
To see a bunch more pics, please check the blog at:
So, quick and easy, the infantry for Desert Storm are knocked out and ready to fight.
Jack07/08/2019 at 04:16 #119448kyoteblueParticipant
All this and 3 mm as well !!! You’re a painting machine Jack!!!07/08/2019 at 10:26 #119454ThomastonParticipant
I like the green with tan helmet, reminds me of US Marines during OIF. Makes me think non native force or poorly equiped militia. Also kind of like Israeli uniform.
Tired is enough.07/08/2019 at 15:50 #119489
Thanks, John. I’ve been heavy into 6mm lately, but I sold off all my 3mm in the super sale.
Thomaston – To me it looks like Israelis, hadn’t thought of USMC in OIF, but you’re right, the Woodland camo MOPP suits with the desert tri-color helmet covers.
Jack08/08/2019 at 01:36 #119514Stephen MadjanovichParticipant
Hmm forces in the OIF.
I didn’t know the US was in the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie.
Or perhaps that is the enforcement arm of the Office for Intellectual Freedom. Them librarians can be rough you know.
Maybe the uniforms were coloured by the Ocean iron fertilization process.
Really since a lot of this site’s viewers are not acronym loving Americans less use of them would be appreciated without context or definitions. For the rest of us I assume you mean Operation Iraqi Freedom, the United States’ code-name for the Iraq War from 2003–2010. Thank you and the minis look excellent. Makes me want to never post my poor attempts at painting micro armour infantry. Tongue very firmly planted in cheek!08/08/2019 at 03:50 #119521
Yeah, sorry man, I suppose I assumed anyone on the modern boards would understand OIF, but point taken.
The pics of the minis was to show a buddy (on a different forum) what you could do in a few hours (work time, not counting drying time) by basing and sanding your troops first, then priming desert yellow, then painting.
Jack08/08/2019 at 06:49 #119522WhirlwindParticipant
Very nice. Looking forward to seeing you get them to the table, plus inspiring me to maybe do another expansion of my own 6mm forces…
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