Next up a real treat as we have a entry from Anne O'L. Veteran Challenge junkies will know that Anne's work absolutely pops with colour and personality. Grab your self a cup of coffee and nestle in to enjoy the show.
As some of you are aware I got into this hobby by following wargamers here on blogger. After four years I have decided that it is time to begin painting some historical figures. The decision on what period to paint was an easy one-WWII has long been a fascination for me.
When I was little I watched a lot of WWII films and built a lot of planes, which I hung from my bedroom ceiling on fishing wire. Also my brother, cousin and I would use plastic figures to re-enact battles outside in the yard. As it was usually raining, our battles took place in a great deal of mud. However, the dirt and the muck lent a peculiar reality to the carnage of our playtime. In painting these figures I am, in a way, revisiting some of my fondest memories.
For my first effort I chose to paint a US Airborne bazooka and 60mm light mortar team. Figures are from Warlord and are 28mm.
I found the Warlord figures to be quite nice-few mold lines and no real flash to speak of. Also the expressions on their faces give them a dynamic feel.
Currently I have some British para's on the painting table and am slowly working my way through them. They are more challenging than these and are taking me more time than I expected. Because they matter to me, I will take my time with them so there may be a few single figures posted before I finish them and get them posted.
As these are 4 28mm figures they should be worth 20 points.
Ok these certainly do not disappoint. You've managed to capture the muted tones perfectly while retaining the patented Anne glow. Great job on the basing too. I make this 4 figures plus a crewed weapon= 30 points plus a couple extra for the colours and basing.