It has been a busy start to the school year, with my marking load literally doubling compared to last year. That combined with all the compulsory start of the year fun has meant painting has taken a back seat over the past three weeks or so. I even had 12 days without picking up a paintbrush at all, which did nothing for my mental health.
It is pretty good to be able to make a little submission this week. At Cancon I bought a Fallschirmjaeger army box from Warlord Games, destined for Chain of Command, and have been enjoying putting together the plastic figures. They really are excellent, my only criticism of the box being that it includes an overabundance of FG-42 assault rifles (which were always rare), but no StG-44s, which were much more commonly found by the end of 1944.
Of course, the downside of painting Fallschirmjaeger is the need to tackle the infamous camouflage pattern referred to in hushed tones by pale wargamers as 'Splinter B'. These three figures are my test figures for the camouflage pattern. I'm very happy with how it turned out, although I might make the background shade of the smock a bit lighter next time. These should give me 15 points, along with another 100 points each for painting Splinter B :)
I both pity and respect anyone willing to give splinter camo a try Alan. The fact these are test figures and hint at lot more to come makes me want to adopt a foetal position in the corner.
It's clearly already had an adverse affect on your reasoning as you need to bribe a minion for extra points. Simply suggesting you should get a bucket load of loot isn't going to cut the mustard I'm afraid. 15 points for your total. Next time don't forget the case of beer mate. :-) Cheers, Millsy