Friday, 26 June 2020

Bits And Bobs

The return of some decent weather has seen me working in the garden rather than at the painting table in recent days, none the less I have made a little progress.
First up a base of 5 Goths to make my warbands look a little more "warbandy", one figure is from Footsore Miniatures while the rest are Foundry Casting Room Miniatures.


Next I ordered up some more late WWII British from Empress Miniatures to make my platoon sections up to strength and also add a number two to the 2" mortar. The Bren gun number two is moulded with spectacles, fair enough but I did not want two myopic ones so I did a head swap with one of the riflemen, I don't think you can "see the join". The figure I used for the mortar number two has a grenade I simply added a smoke round to the hand, I think it will pass muster at three feet.

Finally following on from a suggestion by Matt Crump I have done a German emerging from a foxhole, Dave then suggested that I did one shot and falling backwards. I did not have any arms that looked convincing without major surgery so I did one falling forward, he could also be just pushing his helmet back on for the less bloodthirsty. I have also done a NCO as it looks like I will be doing a full squad.
 Now that lockdown has been eased I have a game planned over at GHQ, however I will still try and get a solo game in before then to blood my new WWII British.

TTFN

16 comments:

  1. They looked splendid when we nattered, at a social distance, in your garden yesterday. I'm looking forward to our planned game, I must dust off the cobwebs in GHQ soon.

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  2. Love the Empress Miniature figures - great paint job and modelling with the foxholes. I just ordered some of the Empress Miniatures Australian Vietnam figures. Cheers Greg (Delta Coy blog).

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    1. Thank you Greg, Mr. Hicks has gone to town with these two ranges.

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  3. Nice work phil i think my pick would be the Goths lovely work

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    1. Thank you Matt, hope you like the climbing out of the foxhole chap.

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  4. Lovely bits and bobs Phil...

    The chaps in the fox holes look rather entertaining...

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Many thanks Aly, more to do now I have a couple of greatcoated sprues.

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  5. Nice fox hole types, lovely Brits but my favourites are the goths, they're ace!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thank you Iain, more Goths and fox hole chappies on the way.

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