Wednesday, 23 December 2015

From StephenS - Veteran Grenadier Squad (50 Points)


Here is my first ever entry, a 10 man squad of 28 mm Veteran Grenadiers from Warlord Games. These will see action in my German force for Bolt Action. They have been sitting in the pile since I picked them up at Cancon (a gaming convention in Australia) in January. It's amazing what a little bit of friendly competition will do for painting motivation!


I know, I know, everyone loves going up against veteran troops armed with assault rifles in Bolt Action. However, these are the first part of a 1945 - Last Levy list I'm building, more of which I hope to reveal as the Challenge progresses. The rest of the troops will be mostly inexperienced Volkssturm and Kriegsmarine squads, which should hopefully balance things out.





The camouflage is my first attempt, and not a pattern you are likely to find in any history books :) 

Apologies for the blurriness of the photos, I'm still working out how to take the best shots. All up, it should be 50 points. 

Cheers,
Steve

Really lovely work Steve. Even though the camo may be a bit conjectural, I must say it looks pretty darn good to me. I also like your basing using a bit of deadfall leaves to break up the grass - nice.  I look forward to seeing your upcoming Volkssturm as I'm sure they will be a mixed lot. 50 points it is - well done.

43 comments:

  1. Nice work Steve! At this rate you'll have loads of time to finish your Carthaginians! :-)

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    1. Ha, they are in the queue! How far up the queue is the real question...

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  2. Good work, painting models in harmony with the design of bases and it is excellent!

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    1. Thank you, though the basing was a happy coincidence!

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  3. They look excellent Steve and I agree with Alex on how well they work with your basing.

    Welcome to the Challenge!

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  4. Welcome to the show. Great start. Camo looks great, I rarely bother worrying about patterns, go for what works and this does

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    1. Thanks! I gave up on patterns after the first smear, so I'm glad it works!

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  5. Very nice and welcome to the challenge! It's good to see another painter who doesn't worry too much about exact historical paint schemes :)

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    1. What! They're not accurate??? Just kidding :) Thanks very much for your kind words, as long as they look the part, I'm happy :)

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  6. I am already keen to see more. I find model photography tricky at the best of times but the pics have come out well. Bases and camo also lookin good as well.

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    1. Thanks! The photography side is something I'm keen to explore more.

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  7. I'm with Martin on this one. Camo at this scale is (for me) just an indication of a pattern, rather than a specific pattern. Fantastic work and welcome to the clubhouse :D

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    1. Cheers! I'm certainly enjoying my time here so far!

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  8. Very nice painting and basing Stephen. Welcome to the lunacy of the Challenge :)

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    1. Thank you, I just hope I have a little bit of my sanity left at the end! :)

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  9. They look really nice and aggressive!

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  10. That camo is rather good indeed mate. Looking forward to seeing more!

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  11. I think the camo came off very well - I doubt I'd spot those guys if they were in the grass!

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  12. First entry ever but it's lovely, looking forward to seeing more of your work

    Ian

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  13. Nice work, painting historical cammo is darn near impossible allo you can realy do is suggest something close. Most peopel don't mind. An exceelent first entry.

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    1. Cheers! The heart was keen, but the hands were not when it came to the cammo :) I'm happy with the minis though.

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  14. Great first entry. I like your camouflage too.

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  15. They work very well together as a unit , good job

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  16. Great job Steve. Figuring out German camo is path to madness anyways - sure looks sharp to me.

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  17. Nice work here. Great start!

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  19. Great work on the Grenadiers, Steve, though I fear that they may come to a sticky end if they face British Commandos. You know how it goes; "Now, men, the best time to attack these fellows is at night; the instant one of them gets maudlin and mentions his wife and children, we strike!"

    And then it's Goodnight Vienna...
    ; )

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  20. Well done Steve. The camo is very effective.

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  21. Really nice. When it comes to camo patterns, IMO, it's more important to suggest rather than try and duplicate exactly. Looking forward to seeing the other units!

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  22. They look every bit the part of grizzled veterans! Great work, now surely they have a halftrack transport lying around someplace....;)

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  23. Nice painting and basing. This is going to be an interesting Bolt Action force.

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