Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Filling the gaps.

 

It has been a wonderful summer break, with fabulous weather and time devoted to this most wholesome of hobbies. However, with the public examination results due to be published tomorrow, I am afraid that the day job will demand more and more of my time. With that in mind, I am pushing on as fast as I can in a bid to get as much finished before September.  

Just three more posted today, but these will finish my second, eight 'man' veteran squad.  The chap in the rather natty sheepskin jacket, originally from a command group, will be taking on the role of NCO, whilst the other two have metal elements from the Siberian Veterans boxed set.  All armed with Sub Machine Guns and Light Machine Gun support this is another expensive unit, but one that should be hugely explosive on the tabletop, if given the chance.  

Attention now falls on the remaining rifle squad, which should then allow me to tinker with a few more characterful pieces in the remaining time that I have; fingers crossed.

32 comments:

  1. Great additions Michael, Hopefully you can finish the project in the time you have left, ready for the new term.

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    1. Thank you Dave, back at work for the rest of the week, but hopefully I have some more time next week.

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  2. loving this collection. Good luck tomorrow, I'm at the oter end of the pipeline, looking after clearing day at my Uni

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    1. Thank you Martin, just waiting for the embargo to lift and then off we go. Best of luck at your end.

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    1. Starting to feel that the finishing line is in sight, at least for the infantry.

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  4. Corking work, Michael. I think what I like best about this entire project is just how well your paint-jobs bring all the different sculpts together into a cohesive-looking Soviet Force.

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    1. Thank you Simon, the painting desk has all the paints I have been using laid out and my notes are helping to keep the consistency.

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    1. Thank you Ray, really enjoyed working through this so far.

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  6. Cracking job . I hope you manage to keep twirling the brushes as you get busier

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    1. Thank you Dave, not much painting over the next couple of days, but the weekend is in sight!

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  7. Ah, yes. The great Red Army SMG platoon. I wonder why no other WW2 army did that ?

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    1. Anonymous ! Bludy interwebs !

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    2. Just need to better them with the dog unit! ;)

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  8. Phenomenal work, Michael! You've really knocked this project out of the park!

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  9. Another nice bunch of Soviet infantry there Michael - one of the great benefits of the Twentieth century is the relative simplicity of the uniforms, which speeds up the whole process - I have completed 12 RCW Sailors in just a couple of two-hour painting sessions over the last two days

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    1. Thank you Keith and I couldn't agree more. Loved my Victorian miniatures, but all the straps and details would sap the time, not sure how the Napoleonic enthusiasts do it! Great job on the sailors, that's great progress.

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  10. More lovely eye candy Michael. Your certainly right....you don't wantt them getting in close with all those SMG's!

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    1. Thank you Terry and absolutely! Not an encounter to be taking lightly.

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  11. Crap, I must have missed this when you posted it. As usual you've done a superb job painting these and their faces are excellent, really bringing out their character. Nicely done!

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    1. Absolutely no problem, always lovely to hear from you. Thank you so much, these are the metal heads from the Siberian Veterans box and great fun to paint.

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  12. At close range these will be like a buzz saw! Great looking figures and I really like the progress pic with the sickles and hammers for painted models. I might even borrow this idea if agreeable with yourself.

    Cheers, Ross

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    1. That was certainly my hope, lots of dice to roll! As for the tracker idea, borrow away as I sure I must have seen it somewhere else first. I find the visual incentive of crossing something off the list important for progress.

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  13. That's a huge amount of firepower in such a small unit, hopefully they can get close enough to the enemy to use it.
    Great looking bunch of individual sculpts and a great addition to the force.

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    1. Thank you so much Joe, I suppose the only downside will be if they get picked off by artillery fire before they can close.

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  14. Splendid looking section!
    Best Iain

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