Sunday, 8 February 2015

INSURGENTS plus support weapons and vehicles.

These are the latest batch of figures and vehicles that I have just finished painting for my modern period. The figures come from three different companies, the first are from Eureka Miniatures.

Second group of figures are from Radio Dishdash which are sold by Empress Miniatures.

The rest of the figures and the vehicles are from Empress Miniatures.

A few of the figures I haven't based as I want to be able to fit them in the back of some vehicles.

Also I haven't glued these guys down onto the motor bikes as the pillion riders can also be used to ride in the back of some pickup trucks, also there may be gaming occasions when I want just the bikes without riders parked up outside buildings. 

The Toyota Pickup trucks are resin with metal wheels and come from Empress Miniatures. They have a variety of support weapons that you can load them up with.

Here they are along side some diecast vehicles that I had painted previously. They are not a perfect match scale wise but they will do for gaming purposes.

Crewed up.

The latest batch.

And with the previous stuff that I have done.

A couple of action shots to finish.


Friday, 23 January 2015

British Platoon Finished-ish plus Jump Off Points for CoC

I will start off with the Jump Off Points that I have made to blend in a little with this terrain, although my existing ones that I have would have done the job really. The beauty of JOP's is that they are just bits of unobtrusive scenic terrain which look nice on the table but also have a purpose in the game.

When making these, I had run out of 'Green Stuff' and Milliput to make my sandbags with, so I thought I would give 'Blue Tack' a try instead as it is easy to shape and I thought a coating of wood glue over the top would harden it up when it dry's. Plus you can pick up Blue Tack for £1 a pack which makes it good value if you plan on making terrain with a lot of sandbags built into it.


I have also finished the support options for my platoon unless Empress Miniatures plan on adding to their excellent range of figures for these guys. I do have some more vehicles to paint up, so I guess I am not quite finished yet.

I also added a couple of extra packs of infantry to fill out the platoon and to give me a few different weapon options amongst the squads.

This also meant I had figures left over to use if I need to dismount my vehicle crews.

Platoon and support options.

Couple of action shots.

I also got myself a Chinook to add to my Apache and Black Hawke Helicopters. The Chinook is for my USMC platoon which I will paint up after I finish off painting the Insurgents but thought it would make a nice backdrop for now.

And last but not least, Warlord have kindly just sent me a copy of their new theatre book 'OSTFRONT' which is soon to be released, for supplying them with some pictures from my WW2 collection. I look forward to having a proper read of it over the weekend but just flicking through it now, there looks like plenty of useful info in there whether you play Bolt Action or use a different set of WW2 rules, and of course, lots of nice pictures.

Friday, 16 January 2015

Special Forces, Downed Heli Pilots & British Infantry.

I recently painted some 'Empress Miniatures' figures from their excellent Modern Range. First up is four figures from one of their Special Forces packs. I have painted these in a mix of different camo and not too uniform in appearance as you would expect. The vehicles are a couple of die cast toys that I repainted a while ago. 

A couple of 'Downed Helicopter Pilots' from Empress. I have painted one of these in a plain flying suit and body armour so that I can use him for both my British and American collections if need be.

Next up, I have painted up some more British Infantry to fill out the platoon. I have changed the way I have painted the Multi Cam on these, as the original ones that I did I felt probably had a little too much green in the pattern. I will show a few comparison shots of these in a moment but first, here is my latest attempt at the modern camo.

The platoon and supports so far.

I will be adding to these in my next post with more support options, including medic, mortars, HMG, mine clearance and dog handler. I have also done some 'Jump Off Points' specific for CoC 'Fighting Season' which I shall post.

A comparison shot of the original Multi Cam that I painted on the figure on the right, next to my latest version on the left.
Whilst we are on the subject of camo, I was quite surprised how effective even a painted representation of camouflage is on a toy soldier when placed in the appropriate terrain. After viewing some of the pictures I had taken, I found all I was looking at was the terrain and it was only on closer inspection I noticed the figure. (Then again, maybe it is my age and eyesight)

Same again, old painted style camo on right and the latest batch on left of the picture. I have also put in a couple of non camo figures for comparison.

Just a couple of pictures of the latest Brits to finish off.