15/09/2016 at 01:01 #48644Just JackParticipant
Back to modern troops! Continuing my fascination with, and desire to get them on the table, I proudly present some QRF 15mm Modern French infantry in temperate camo. I bought five packs: command, rifles firing, rifles advancing, rifles with AT-4s, and rifles with FELIN gear. I also bought a 4 x 4 VAB armored car, though it’s not finished yet. I painted up half the troops from the five packs (presented here), and the other half I’ll paint up in desert colors.
I ordered direct from QRF (in the UK) and received them in about two weeks; so the price and the speed of receipt were both things I was pleasantly surprised by. Regarding the sculpts themselves: size and heft-wise they are a bit slighter than Battlefront, fitting in nicely with Peter Pig. The sculpts themselves can be just a little soft on detail, but you buy them in packs of 8 figures and there are three different poses in each, so a good deal there, and the poses themselves are pretty damn cool. Pretty dynamic, pretty distinct, good proportions, and it’s easy to see what the weapon is and what the guy is doing, so overall I’m very happy with this purchase.
The whole force, twenty guys. Again, I did them up in temperate camo, something I’ve struggled with for the French. I think I finally got the colors right; the pattern has been tough for me to pull off for some reason, I think I did an okay job with it. They’re all based using static grass, on US pennies, as I find myself doing purely skirmish fights in 15mm.
First up are two guys from the command group, an officer/NCO type on left, and an RTO on the right. The leader has a pistol holster on his chest (little hard to make out in the photo, but looks good in real life). You get a good look at the camo, which looks decent; I did the gear and body armor in Italian Green, which I think looks okay, used khaki, dark green, Italian Dark Brown, and black on the camo. Both guys are armed with the FAMAS rifle, which looks good, and I really like the poses themselves.
To see a bunch more closeups, please check the blog at:
Well, that’s the next force added to my modern skirmish collection, already got a plan for an operation (5 or 6 fights) to get them on the table. I’ve got more modern forces to show ya, so stay tuned.
Jack15/09/2016 at 01:39 #48645kyoteblueParticipant
Ah the French !!!!15/09/2016 at 09:25 #48659Victoria DicksonParticipant
The camo looks good to me.
I like how you vary the skin tones, it adds to their appearance as well as being more realistic.15/09/2016 at 22:13 #48717Just JackParticipant
John – Yeah man, ze French! I keep wanting to get me some of those Leo IIs and Marders, they look fantastic. But not sure what I’d do with them, and so expensive! I think your finances need to be audited 😉
Vicki – Thanks, and the differing skin tones adds quite a bit of character, I do it for modern troops all the time now.
Jack15/09/2016 at 22:34 #48718kyoteblueParticipant
Just Jack, you can buy the individual sprunes from Battlefront for 9.00 bucks and shipping for the Leo 2 and Marders….so not that expensive. The plastic kits are super easy and fun to build. I’m hoping that BF will go to all plastic.
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