|1/72 WW2 Russians from Plastic Soldier Company|
|Officers on hex-shaped bases|
|NCO on a square base with rounded corners|
|Ready to defend the Motherland!|
|PSC figures were surprising with the amount of nice detail for plastic figures; much better than their 15mm size figures|
From Curt: Whoa, beautiful work Greg! These Soviet lads are top notch. Your shading on them is very smooth and the basing looks spot on. I've seen some the PSC stuff in other forums and I think I'll have to try some of them out. Nonetheless, I do have some old SHQ German Fallshirmjaegers on the painting desk and when they're finished we'll have to get together for a rumble.
(As an aside, I always love hearing Greg go off on prone figures. The topic is usually good for about 10 minutes of his very funny, expletive-ridden philosophy of how toy soldiers should look - what you've read above is a much more abbreviated (and cleaner version) of his usual diatribe. I swear if I handed him a hammer in the midst of one of these rants he'd flatten every prone figure in his collection. Here get this: 'Hey Greg, you're a complete tw@t about this 'cause prone figures are not only realistic, but they provide some much-needed variation to the typical upright poses AND you don't have to paint as much as half of them are belly-to-the-base. And, c'mon, look at them, they're just plain cool: lyin' down and takin' up space n' stuff.'
There, that should set him off... Really, what are friends for?)