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    Avatar photoGavin

    I’m trying to expand my 20mm forces so that I can play the Chain of Command Pint Sized Campaigns Martlet and Scottish Corridor. They both need PzGren platoons which require 2 LMGs per section/squad. I don’t have that many MG42’s in my existing collection so I decided to buy some extra firepower to mix into the forces when required. I went with Xan miniatures from Empress as looking like they’d be a good fit with my FAA troops and was pleased when they came. The sculpting is good overall, a bit hit and miss in places but seemed a good value for money option. I’ve tried to paint them up in Summer Oakleaf camouflage smocks, after a bit of trial and error I think I’ve found a method which I’m reasonably happy with. I’m sure others can do better and in fact I probably could but for around 4hrs painting time I’m pretty pleased. Just need varnishing and basing. (and the couple of chaps with moulded foliage on their helmets painting – funny how you only spot things in the pictures…)

    Avatar photoDeleted User

    That’s some delicate painting, is that pin in the background what you used?

    Avatar photoGavin

    Haha, no, only to unblock the damn vallejo bottle spouts. I used to store my paints upside down and did so little painting over the past 3 years give or take that a lot of them have blocked up really badly. Almost need a clean out and start again but then I saw the price of paint nowadays and thought “I can cope”.

    Avatar photoOh no….

    You’ve done a fine job there. Very impressive.

    Avatar photoShahbahraz

    Nice work, I reckon they look really good. As I understand it, Xan are pretty much designed to be compatible and stylistically similar to AB. I sometimes wish I had stuck with 20mm for WW2, but as I play mainly Chain of Command, I thought that going 28mm would work as you only needed a platoons worth of figures..   now multiply that by 12 platoons and supports, and yes, I should have stuck with 20mm 🙂

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    Yes, there is the look of AB about some of those figures.  Congratulations on the results.  I’ve painted hundreds of WWII German figures, but not once have I been brave enough to tackle Waffen SS camouflage.

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