Thursday, 14 January 2016

From Barks - WW1 British Support Weapons (72 points)


Here are some more 15mm plastics from PSC for The Great War. Again, I have based them on washers. The Vickers MGs are on 25mm washers and the Stokes mortars are on 20mm washers, with the rest on 15mm washers.




I'm wondering if I should rebase the mortars (after The Challenge!) so there are two figures and a tube on a 25mm base?

It's easy for you Northern Hemispherians to concentrate on The Challenge at this time of year, being all snowed in and stuff. Down Under we have a few more distractions. Today it was 41.5C when I left work (106F if you're in Bahamas, Belize, Caymans, Palau or the US) when I left work so I had to go for a swim in the surf. Due to the heat, the Drop Bears and Great Whites had called a truce and were lazing around in the shallows, and the shrimps were throwing themselves on the barbie to cool down. There's a southerly coming through now, and it should drop to the high 20s later this arvo.


My local beach, I live about 50 metres away.

More 15mm goodness Mr Barks! I'm continually impressed by how well you paint both at this scale and with the WWI palette which is limited to say the least. I'm not sure you need to rebase the mortars as this way casualty removal is nice and simple but then it's as much a matter of aesthetics as it is rules I suppose? 72 well earned points for your total. Now go have a cold one and put your feet up. Cheers, Millsy.
PS. We seem to have a weather report theme developing today so I've added a new label. :-)

34 comments:

  1. Oh more great stuff... Sunshine ...hmmm ..don't recognise that one...first snows of my winter in the UK today and wind howling. Not jealous or anything...

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    1. No, you can keep that weather, Dave.

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  2. Maybe they should have been in tropical kit, given the weather today - excellent work, well done that man!

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  3. It's not often I work up a sweat painting miniatures, but today was a doozy. The miniatures look lovely, I love the detail you manage to pick out on the smaller figures!

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    1. Cheers, Steve! I was spraying some primer, and really hoping the humidity wasn't going to upset things...

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  4. A growing collection I see. Nice work. cheers

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  5. These are better than most people paint 28mms

    Cracking stuff.
    The beach also looks good, but will only earn you envy and not any points!

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    1. Thanks, Clint!

      Envy is fine, I don't mind a bit of envy.

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  6. Barks
    I am jealous of your beach. I'd be spending most of my day in the surf if I were you. It is much easier to paint in hibernation weather.
    Anyway, you've done a fine job on these figures. I like your idea of rebasing the mortar crews. Your Vickers teams look great.
    Cheers, PD

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    1. Thanks, PD, I'll think about the rebasing whilst I paint my Germans.

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  7. These look great, I thought they were 28mm figures until I re-read your post! Excellent work, but can I suggest that anyone sitting in locations with nice weather get docked points given it's decided to get cold today and over the weekend in the UK?

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    1. Thanks, Jamie, I really enjoy hearing 15s get mistaken for 28s!

      I can't say I'm a fan of a weather handicap...

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  8. Like others i thought they we 28mm. Fantastic colour pallet and I even like the lino

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  9. Tough to focus during summer? Poor you...I've got another pile of snow inbound, can't WAIT to shovel :)

    Again, excellent results with these PSC sculpts - really well done.

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    1. But are there sharks hiding in your snowdrifts, Greg?

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  10. Some more WW1 eye candy! Well done indeed.I'd give an arm and half a leg to enjoy your weather.

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    1. I am looking forwards to another dip this weekend.

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  11. Great looking figures and a fantastic looking beach. I have to say I've never heard of a Drop Bear before. Hopefully it's not along the lines of a Budgie Smuggler.

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    1. Look up- stay alive.

      http://australianmuseum.net.au/drop-bear

      https://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2013-10/enhanced/webdr05/7/0/enhanced-buzz-24751-1381119280-8.jpg

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  12. Really good work, Barks! I like the detail you worked on these tiny lads!
    Beaches!? Sun???! Heat?!!?
    Bah humbug! Give me snow and honest trees! ;)

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  13. Very nice Barks! I haven't played that yet but Ive heard good things.

    Nice beach too, but watch out for the hoop snakes :-)

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