A collection of prone figures - a PIAT gunner, a rifleman and a Bren gunner
I've had a chance to a little bit of painting over the last few weeks. I've been chipping away a few British paratroopers. I managed to put together sixty or so out of the plastic stash. These are a mix of Revell and ESCI and I'm quite happy with how they've turned out.
A PIAT gunner and rifleman take aim
The figures were washed in the dishwasher, then based. I gave each one a coat of PVA and they were then undercoated in white. They were painted in slightly watered down Vallejo acrylic.
An officer, a radio man and two squaddies.
I'll mostly be using these for Memoir '44 which has quite a few scenario featuring British paras. Unfortunately, I have not yet got a figure with an umbrella - but wheels are in motion.
A mix of ESCI and Revell poses.
Unusually for me, these aren't painted according to instructions from the Battlefront website. I have some painting instructions scrawled on the back of an envelope, which I presumably got some somewhere - but where exactly is lost to the ravenous sands of time.
Nameless wargamer - whose notes I have followed. I salute you Sir. You are a boon to your fellow man and I only regret that I cannot give credit where credit is due.
The camouflage was a bit of a struggle as I detest painting it, but needs must where the Devil drives and all that. I just gritted my teeth and ploughed on. The figures were given a water down wash of Devlin mud as the original colour was quite stark. I think it's done the trick.
I particularly like the Bren pose.
The cats bedroom has changed somewhat
(I must get a lamp shade)
Paratroopers aren't the only things being painted around here at the moment. Sir Harry Flashman's bedroom has changed a little bit - but he seems to be adapting rather well. Hopefully the new arrivals will like it.
Another new arrival
This was the most recent new arrival - presumably an advance party. He answers to the name Johann Sebastian Bark. I think he'll fit in just fine.
In the mean time, we've been sorting out some pictures for the new room. Probably the most important bit really.