Saturday, 12 March 2016

From BenitoM - The Last Fallschirmjager Supports (60 Points)

Very slow production over the last two weeks, but at least I managed to finish the last support units of my Fallschirmjager unit for Chain of Command.

These comprised a sniper pair...



... an anti-tank team...




... an engineer with a flamethrower...




... and finally this lovely light recoilless gun model L40.




The real model:



I also painted one additional private and this other model in prone position with a pair of binoculars that I plan to use as a forward observer in my games.



Note that I did not make any basing work in the sniper. initially I was looking to to a base with heavy foliage, but then I thought about some of the urban combat games we have played, and decided to leave it bare.

After today's work, I bag a total of 50 additional points.All minis are Warlord except the last two, that belong to an Artizan blister.

Considering that there's only 1 week left and that I can only paint over the weekends, it's clear that I won't reach my target of 500 points. I aim now to reach at least 400 points before the Challenge winds down on Sunday; hopefully Friday and Saturday I'll have some spare time to finish 10 additional minis and credit the final 50 points I need.


Wow Benito, you are hitting these Fallshirmjaegers right out of the park. The camo and blending is just spectacular. I particularly admire that L40 and its crew (whenever I see these things fire I think the term 'recoilless' seems only to apply to the gun itself).
I hope you have the time to submit again before the Challenge closes but if not, it has been a pleasure having you with us Benito.

9 comments:

  1. Benito - excellent work! FJs are so intimidating to paint (I chicken out) so I salute your skill. It has been great to see this force come together through the Challenge.

    And I encourage to sneak in some extra painting! 100 points...you can dot it :)

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  2. Nice work on these support teams Benito :)

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  3. Your Fallschirmjägers are a blast Benito! That recoilless gun is superb. Need to get my hand on one...

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  4. Señor Campbell, you have not credited my 50 points!!
    :-)

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  5. They look like they come from a film set. Terrific.

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  6. Very nice, especially the flame team!

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  7. I really like these paratroopers, the camouflage and Luftwaffe blue are outstanding on them! ;)

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