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  • #125812
    piers brandpiers brand
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    In the efforts to maintain (a somewhat regular dose of 20mm goodness) a small project log for my WW2 stuff, which I will try and maintain, with some old pics to start…

     

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    #125814
    Steve Johnson
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    Wonderful work as always Piers.

    #125820
    John TreadawayJohn Treadaway
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    Nice shots and cracking painting. Well done that man!

    John Treadaway

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    #125822
    Norm SNorm S
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    beautifully done.

    #125827
    Etranger
    Participant

    Superb!

     

    #125832
    DaveH303
    Participant

    Nice work there, Piers.

    #125908
    piers brandpiers brand
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    Durham Light Infantry Platoon

    Inspired by my recent trip to Normandy, I decided to do a new platoon for my Normandy collection to go with all the new vehicles my British are getting. Given all the graves we saw, this platoon will be based on the 8th DLI who saw plenty of action during the war.

    Set up for Battlgroup Overlord I have the following…

    Forward HQ
    Comms Relay
    Infantry Platoon with PIAT team
    Vickers MG Team
    Forward Artillery Observer
    Sniper
    Infantry Foot Patrol
    Carrier Section

    I’ve included the carrier section, as throughout their battalion history, the Carrier Platoon is mentioned over and over again, and seems to have been a highly used asset.

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    #125972
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
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    Really like those fighting holes.

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #125999
    SteelonsandSteelonsand
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    Holy Schmeissers and Spandaus! – those are gorgeous…… Turn those photos into black and white and they’d look like the real thing in 1:1 scale !

    #126018
    piers brandpiers brand
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    Sorted out all the 20mm WW2 infantry that need painting… figures to go in vehicles and crewing artillery are next to sort out.

    So far… it’s around 440 figures to do. :mrgreen:

    British and Russian tray… lots to do here!

    US Army… with a huge box of vehicle passengers for the dozen half tracks! !)

    Yet more Germans… cos you can never have enough Germans.

    #126027
    trenchfoottrenchfoot
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    Lovely to see figures of my local regiment (DLI), it’s a shame they closed the museum. Out of interest they had a carrier on display which I believe is now housed at the National Railway Museum in Shildon.

     

    #126049
    piers brandpiers brand
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    His base will be done when I have a few more ready…

    #126108
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
    Participant

    Not bad at all, sir.  Interesting how subtle yet stand-out the green putees are.

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #126126
    piers brandpiers brand
    Participant

    Another one done tonight…

    Loving these new AB Greatcoat Germans!

    #126127
    telzy ambertelzy amber
    Participant

    Your base ground clutter is fantastic! What is it?

    #126130
    ian pillayian pillay
    Participant

    Piers,

    Simply WOW! That brush work is amazing. How long do you take on each one? What technique do you use for the flesh tones? It looks so realistic.

    Thanks

     

    Ian

    Tally-Ho!

    #126133
    piers brandpiers brand
    Participant

    Your base ground clutter is fantastic! What is it?

    Nothing more than sand off the beach… 🙂

    #126134
    piers brandpiers brand
    Participant

    Piers, Simply WOW! That brush work is amazing. How long do you take on each one? What technique do you use for the flesh tones? It looks so realistic. Thanks Ian

    A single figure is around two hours work. It’s a little quicker if you do them in groups, but I’m enjoying doing them in singles lately.

    Flesh tones are doing using the AK flesh set of paints and just applied as six gradual tones with a wash of GW Riekland Flesh on the mouth and eye sockets at the end.

    #126158
    Hayes WaufordHayes Wauford
    Participant

    So lovely! Thank you for sharing this great work!

    #126166
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
    Participant

    Holy smokes, 6 flesh tones!  That’s a ton on a 20mm fig.  The results are great but oh my that’s a lot of chances to goof up!

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #126169
    piers brandpiers brand
    Participant

    Holy smokes, 6 flesh tones! That’s a ton on a 20mm fig. The results are great but oh my that’s a lot of chances to goof up!

    That’s what the wash is for… to cover up all my mistakes!

    #126180
    piers brandpiers brand
    Participant

    Trying out a quick layout using one of the Cigar Box mats for a game of Battlegroup tonight…

    #126188
    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    Lovely looking table set up.

    #126278
    piers brandpiers brand
    Participant

    More greatcoats this evening – SS helmet covers, as all my winter type Germans are themed as Waffen-SS…

    #126307
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
    Participant

    I love prone figures.  I personally think they are no used enough.  Great looking work!

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #126325
    piers brandpiers brand
    Participant

    I love prone figures. I personally think they are no used enough. Great looking work!

    Me too… correct battle stance and faster to paint! 😉

    #126335
    piers brandpiers brand
    Participant

    First squad…

    #126441
    piers brandpiers brand
    Participant

    Steyr started…

    #126447
    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    Wonderful work yet again Piers!

    #126571
    piers brandpiers brand
    Participant

    Just a Merc and the two drivers tonight…

    #126593
    MikeMike
    Keymaster

    Just a Merc and the two drivers tonight…

    “just”

    😀

    #126611
    piers brandpiers brand
    Participant

    Poland this week using the very versatile European Mat from Cigar Box Battle Mats…

    #126612
    MikeMike
    Keymaster

    That looks nice.

    How do you go about moving through that dense wooded area though?

    #126616
    piers brandpiers brand
    Participant

    That looks nice. How do you go about moving through that dense wooded area though?

    I pick up figures… and move them through it. 😉

    Still room to move infantry in there, just not vehicles!

    #126678
    Hayes WaufordHayes Wauford
    Participant

    Gorgeous terrain there Piers! I love the way your layouts blend very naturally. Some I see have various elements that look good but do not blend together to look realistic. Yours very much do!

     

     

    #126882
    piers brandpiers brand
    Participant

    Starting on my platoon of Durham Light Infantry next, a project inspired by my trip to Normandy earlier in the year.

    So far just the base coat and wash on the uniforms. Along with these, the next batch of British vehicles are built ready for painting…

    #126902
    Jemima FawrJemima Fawr
    Participant

    Stunningly good, as always!

    Ooo!  Your beaches must chafe… We have a finer grade of ‘free basing material’ here! 🙂

    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #128394
    piers brandpiers brand
    Participant

    Working on British now…

    First rifle section completed…

    First figure done for the new Forward HQ, the Despatch Rider waiting to whisk a message off to Regimental HQ…

    …and some rides…

    #128418
    Nathaniel Weber
    Participant

    Piers,

    What color do you use for your base color on those British helmets?

    #128426
    piers brandpiers brand
    Participant

    Piers, What color do you use for your base color on those British helmets?

    I use the AK Interactive Olive Drab from their US Infantry colour set.

    I give it a dry brush on the OD with some Ivory added an then the dark brown AK Uniform Filter over it all to blend it altogether.

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