Wednesday, 18 January 2017

From KyleC - Truppen, Zeihen Aus! (450 Points)

So the English Civil War models are kicking my butt right now for motivation to get them finished. As always, instead of finishing them off, I start in on something new. In this case 86 German Infantry/Weapon teams!


Started in on them on Saturday, and after a long afternoon of base coating, I was able to finish them off in details and washes on Sunday.

I tried some new techniques on them for getting them all started up as well..


As we prep to move ( again! ) I have had to make the hard choice of not keeping my gaming table that we had built in Turkey and brought with us. So with it in pieces, I had some new planks available to line the troops up on for priming purposes!


2.5 meters worth of priming boards for the spray cans to tackle out in the garage. Which were then brought inside to be dealt with via he airbrush to get the base colors down on them.

I had started one plank in a grey tones, and the other in a more subtle blue tones. Just to give some variety to the units.


All lined up post priming and airbrush step and ready to get some of the other base colors applied. I did not want to airbrush the bases ( which would have been easier ) as I wanted them to have a bit of variety within them. Takes more time, but comes out looking nicer to me.


Moving along at a decent clip. Watching some war and cowboy movies on netflix while going through the details.


In the end I now have most of my regular German forces painted up and ready for the Third Reich. Which should be interesting or more interesting when I get some of the new armour finished up for them that have been languishing around the office for far too long!


En-mass they are quite a sight I think.. although basic it is the horde looking of them that makes the appearance work here.


Though not fully evident, here is a close up of the 2 tones used. Blue on the left, and grey on the right. Some are more evident than others, but as a mix within a unit it will help to give that not all supplies were equal or of the same quality.

Still have 3 weapon teams assembled but not painted up, and I do believe some more bikers are in the wings these days, but those are for the DAK forces more so than for the Germans fighting in Europe.

Oh and I also got 4 prone models for my US army finished as well..


Though I don't think the AT gun, nor the LMG here will help too much against the troops above!

90 models in total finished.. 7 of which are prone ( not that they take less time or anything ).

Now back to finishing the ECW and starting up the Orcs for Blood Bowl!

ByronM: Now that is what I call a points bomb!  450 points of mainly Germans all in one go!   The prone US troopers look good, but I really like the Germans in all their numbers.  I like how you did different base coat colours as well as while the difference is subtle you can see it.  It is something I often do, and something you can extend on by doing a shaded base coat (or more technically called zenithal priming) by spraying a much lighter basecoat down on the models from the top, then going on to painting, it adds all the shadows in for you before you even get to painting.  

As you say the Germans are for tabletop, but they are a great tabletop standard and have the right looking shade of blue-grey so should really stand out on any tabletop.  Better yet, all the webbing and weapons and everything else looks very cleanly done.  Excellent work for a points bomb!

35 comments:

  1. Very impressive indeed, speed and quality are so difficult to combine but you manage it oh so well here

    Ian

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    1. Thanks Ian.. it was an interesting time to get it all done last weekend, but am happy that it was completed. Means I have more troops to game with for Bolt Action ;)

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  2. Fantastic and speedy work Kyle! :)

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  3. Wow, massive entry! The basing really enhances the uniform colour, it looks great.

    Keep this up and we'll have to ship you to the monday freaks! ;-)

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    1. This sounds like a bad place to be :) Where do I sign up? :P

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  4. Fantastic looking german horde in such a short time, lovely work.
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks. Was nice to have them put together so quickly...

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    1. Genau! Boom Boom in comes the Germans!

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  6. Now that's some serious line painting, I'd go a little cross eyed after that, good job.

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    1. I think I have, as I have slowed down since then ;)

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  7. That's my kind of paint bomb. Great bit of recycling too

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    1. Thanks Dave!It's my kind also, just running out of such projects now :)

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  8. That's a massive amount of painting in such a short time. They look good too! Well done.

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  9. Geez Louise! That is a heap of figures. Great work Kyle!

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    1. Thanks Curt.. another project off the bench now with this batch :D

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  10. Great painting and so fast! Well done indeed!

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    1. Boom! Just have to avoid the Suppression fire now!

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  12. You don't do things by half do you?
    They look good but I feel sure you could not have slept at all for a few weeks.

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    1. Indeed.. go big or go home!
      Though this was just over the weekend.. rest of the time was spent in BF1 on the PS4 :)

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  13. Boom! I have been wondering where you've been

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    1. Cheers Martin. Mostly PS4 as the painting mojo has been low, but I got the bug of it last weekend and ploughed through this all!

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  14. Incoming! Helluva points bomb there, Kyle, that's dedication!

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  15. The speed at which you get troops of this quality done is astounding!

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  16. When I saw the first photo in this post, I honestly wasn't expecting to see good work at the end, because of the sheer size of the project, but you really surprised me with how well these figures turned out. I am very impressed.

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    1. Thank Byron for that as he reminded me to out up a close up photo of the models. Still only table top quality but decent enough for me for gaming!

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  17. Ah yes moving..so much fun I may do it again, in 20 years!
    I really like how your Germans turned out, Kyle! I've been thinking about painting up blue uniformed grey helmet ones to go after Sgt Rock and the Haunted tank...just like the comics! ;)
    You got a nice effect for the different grey hues in the force!

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