Tuesday, 22 December 2015

From KyleC - 28mm USMC Forces Arriving... (310 Points)


Boom... off goes some shells from the distant island, as the USMCs begin their landing for assaults...

My first units to get painted in this new force, after several weeks of assembly to get them ready for this competition. Spent a good amount of time on them over the last few days to get to this point, and still have a few more to go before the infantry section is finished. So expect to see more of these guys in the coming week or so.. The vehicle detachment might be a bit later before they get some work on them as I want to tackle as much of the other infantry sections as possible first :)


Currently this gives me 4 full infantry squads of Marines. Each with 3 SMGs, 3 Bars, 3 Shotguns, and 4 rifles. The NCOs are all carrying SMGs in this case.

I have a few special weapons in among them as well.. including a guy holding a MMG, a Forward Air Observer, and a guy pointing to where the bazookas should fire.. now just to paint up the bazookas...

The 2 commanders are also there... looking grim at the situation in front of them.


I also have some converted Italian command modes to go with the Americans, as well as a nice flamethrower for bunkers and house clearing.

The models are a mix of Warlord plastics/Metals, and Artisan Metals that I got off of eBay recently. They are apparently airborne, but once painted up like the marines you can barely tell really.

Already looking forward to when they will be baptised by blood in a game..


I did attempt some photographs on the gaming mat, but they didn't turn out as good ( bad lighting )... but they also blend in well to it, so that is a plus to me (for gaming at least! ).

All in all, we have 4x13 man infantry units, 5 HQ models, 5 Special weapon models giving me 62 models in 28mm scale in total finished already... let's get some more done over the holiday break coming up shall we? :)

Wow, that is a lot of olive green. Another point bomb to shake up the roster, eh? Excellent work Kyle. Are there Japanese in the works as well? Nevertheless, I look forward to seeing the rest of this project come to fruition. Put on 'The Pacific' and keep it coming!

28 comments:

  1. Holy crap that's a lot of Marines!

    Very nicely done!

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  2. Whoa! That's enough to make anyone think twice!

    That's some pretty fancy paintin', Tex! I think some of our veteran speed painters will be looking over their shoulders about now...

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  3. Are you machine or be ye man!? Very productive in such a short time frame and great results. They look the business. cheers

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  4. Boom indeed, a points bomb! Good to see you strong out of the gate Kyle. I'm trying not to turn to drink.

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  5. Wow! Those Marines moved in fast and took over. The basing colours seem to go with the figures so well. Well done Kyle.

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  6. Whoah that's an epic start to the challenge! Great job!

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  7. Gordon Bennett that's epic. Now if you wouldn't mind having a rest until say .....January. Great work

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    1. January? Surely you mean February? ;)

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  8. Wow! Our first points bomb drops ion Day three!

    What an awesome opening gambit Kyle :)

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  9. Oh my goodness me! Outstanding Kyle.

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  10. Smashing work, look really nice and so quickly done. Over 300 points in only a few days?!?!? I salute you sir!

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    1. At 100 points a day, I think Kyle needs to up his target to, let's say 9000 points! ;)

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  11. fast and speedy. A real assault on the leader board fitting for the US Marines! I am flabbergasted by the speed!

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  12. Booom....points bomb! Impressively speedy work on these

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  13. What a lot of figures... and points! Great!!!

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  14. Thanks all, more to come soon enough.. working on the rest of the models for this army before turning to another section of the to-do list :)

    As for some Japs to join them, those are already finished. 200+ models.. though their vehicles will get some paint alongside the US armor column. So keep an eye out for that there indeed ;)

    Glad you all like it :) More to come now that holidays are kicking in! :D

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  15. Thanks all, more to come soon enough.. working on the rest of the models for this army before turning to another section of the to-do list :)

    As for some Japs to join them, those are already finished. 200+ models.. though their vehicles will get some paint alongside the US armor column. So keep an eye out for that there indeed ;)

    Glad you all like it :) More to come now that holidays are kicking in! :D

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  16. Not wasting time are you with a points drop! They look really nice!

    Christopher

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  17. Was that a bomb or a 15" Naval Shell? Nice work you've got the point position.

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  18. What a great bomb, looking forward to seeing more of these

    Ian

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  19. The warlord plastic! Really nice work! I got them and some regular infantry for kitbashing; but they won't be around till nostalgia- and that is all I'll say on that! ;)

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  20. KABOOOM!! What a paint bomb Kyle-just fantastic.

    I really can't wait to see what you have for us on the themed entries. 'Sheriff, there's a new gun in town."

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  21. "Boom" indeed. And I'm over here scraping off the rust and struggling to get just three figures painted. I bow to you, sir. Looking forward to seeing how things develop!

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  22. Crikey, that's a landing ship or three full! How many more to go in total???

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  23. Whoa! That's enough to make anyone think twice!

    That's some pretty fancy paintin', Tex! I think some of our veteran speed painters will be looking over their shoulders about now...

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