Saturday, 16 January 2016

From PhilH: Keeping up with Juan (15 points)

I have a side challenge with Juan and Juan has managed three figures a week recently. So I must paint three figures in a week. Here they are:


Spanish Civil War Peninsular Army MMG crewman, rifleman and medical orderly. The medic is converted from a rifleman - a simple switch of the rifle for a pack of medical supplies (from a Warlord plastic set) and paint on a medic's armband. 

These aren't the most inspiring to paint, all of that green, and are much less dashing than other uniforms of the SCW. But with such a limited palatte, they are a quick way of bulking out my painted Nationalist force. The Requetes I also have left to do would probably take nearly twice as long. I've a SCW game at the club tomorrow evening so these might make it to the table very soon.



As you say, some of the Nationalist uniforms are not that visually inspiring, but nevertheless you've done a lovely job on this trio Phil. I quite like your medic conversion - simple but very effective. I must remember to try to do-up one of these for my collection. 
15 more points for your race with Spain and have fun with your game tomorrow!




34 comments:

  1. Amazing work as usual Phil - your figures look marvelous. Great painting.

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  2. Very nice work as always Phil :)

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  3. Wonderful figures Phil. Great character despite the muted monotone. Peter

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    1. Yes, it's the Paul Hicks sculpting that helps bring them to life.

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  4. Very neat and characterful.

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  5. Nice and smoothly done as usual Phil...a full group shot of all these at the end would be good

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    1. Yes absolutely - I'm looking forward to getting the whole project out onto the table

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    1. Thanks Clint. They aren't my favourites but they will do a standup job on the table (perhaps)

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  7. Excellent! Really like the greyish green uniforms.

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    1. Cheers Nick - two recipes across them all to give them a slightly ragtag look

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  8. Really like the colours you have achieved with these, looks great

    Ian

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    1. Thanks Ian! Colour isn't usually my strong point but there's some great SCW resources around.

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  9. Great painting work; they are perfect poor Spanish "quintos" (conscripts). The colour of their uniforms is very good (and easy to paint! (I need to learn that)).
    By the way, I have found my next three or six figures to paint...

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    1. Found your Balaeric slingers in a box? ;-)

      I'm pleased the uniforms is about right. There are two methods, happy to share the recipes. I didn't fine many painted examples of others for the nationalist infantry - they can't be as popular among gamers as the more distinctive units of the war.

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  10. Just really beautiful, Phil. I loved the muted, elegaic look. Simply wonderful.

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    1. Thanks Sidney - hopefully I'll be able to put on a game at a future Lardy day, so you may see them on the table.

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  11. Maybe not as much fun to paint but they look the business.

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  12. Simple, but very nice work! The medic conversion came out well, but I do like the grunt with the blanket roll.

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    1. Yes he is a grea mini - he'll probably do double duty as a 'quinto' or as a forward observer for a mortar battery.

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  13. Nicely done, your palette is great!

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    1. Thank you - not normally a strong point of mine!

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