Saturday, 14 March 2015
From SamuliS - Wehrmacht guards (50 Points)
Yet more Feldgrau with another 9 German guardsmen and one rather angry dog. With these now finished I've got all the troops I need for a scenario I'm running this weekend at a Bolt Action demo day.
This time the minis are from Wargames Foundry and they are definitely better than the previous batch I had from Warlord Games. Better facial features go a long way to improve any model. I believe they are sculpted by the Perry Bros sometime in the 90s or early 00s. Though with me loving anything they've done I guess I would probably rate them as great models even if they were just malformed lumps of tin :)
This will be my last larger entry in this Challenge with only the Curtgeld being left to pay up and the 4 darn Infinity minis to finish up that I started in the first week of the Challenge. No more Napoleonics as I just don't have enough time to paint them up before time runs out. I started a new job in the beginning of the month and that has seen me working longer hours than previously so I didn't really have as much time to paint that I had anticipated and hoped for. Still the work is much more enjoyable than my previous thing so it's all on the plus side :)
And last, but not least a photo of my humble hobby station. Nowhere near as fancy as some that has been seen here as due to space constraints I'm forced to split the desk between my computer and hobby equipment. A tiny shelf for half-finished projects as well as paint racks from Warbases help keep things a bit more in order. Besides painting more minis I've been building up some more terrain in the form of a Sarissa Chateau and couple of sets of their telegraph poles that will both be needed with the German guardsmen.
You've done wonderful work on these Germans Samuli. I too have always enjoyed these early WWII sculpts by the Perry's (their Fallshirmjaegers being my favourite). Now, you're only one point away from your target so I look forward to seeing you 'go over the top' next week. :)
Good shot of your paint-station as well. An efficient use of space. That Sarissa chateau looks very nice - going to check that our right now...
Best of luck with your new job!