These figures were painted in the same way my other DAK miniatures.
Next up is a US Armored Rifle Platoon in 15mm scale to be used with Flames of War. The figures are made by Battlefront and are from their new plastic ARP box set - both the figures and the halftracks are plastics.
Lastly, a unit of German pioneers in 15mm scale. The figures are metals from Battlefront and have been in the lead pile for a long time. The sculpts were pretty poor. I tried basing them on the rubble base set which is also produced by Battlefront.
Have you ever had a project that just turned from fun to chore? I'm sure we all have and that's what these guys ended up for me. I think they came out OK but it's not the best paint job and I could have been more creative with the basing. I kind of just wanted the unit to be "done".
Gamewise, pioneers are a lot of fun so while the paintings pretty pedestrian, the fun quotient of have these guys on the table makes them worth the effort.
From Curt:Oh, that PAK 38 and Kubel are very fine indeed. I keep resisting doing DAK in this scale but I find it very difficult when I see this stufff in the flesh. Your 15s are great, especially your Americans.
I still have a hard time warming to these FoW socket-bases (not yours specifically, Miles, but the concept as a whole). I know what they're trying to do but I'm just not sold on it. For the amount of time you need to fiddle filling in the socket gaps you might as well just do your own custom basework. Maybe I'm missing something...
Great work Miles. Now that you've tipped over your half-way mark (and in 2nd place no less) what's on your roster for January?