I'm slightly behind schedule of my first project for the Challenge, as by the third week I should have painted the Platoon HQ section... but not too bad if taking into consideration that I'm a very slow painter.
Note there's a small variation in the models this week: five are aligned with the rest of models presented so far (mix of camouflage smocks and Luftwaffe blue coats) useful for the summer-autumn 44 period; but this week I have attempted some winter uniforms for the late 44 and early 45 battles.
My plan (…plans… what are they good for??…) now is to finish a total of 5 rifles and acquiring two LMG teams and a NCO model to feature a full section in winter gear. These will mix great with the German infantry winter models that I have in the pipeline for later in the Challenge... Still deciding though whether to add some snow to the base.
The eight models today will represent another 40 points for my personal score ...Yehaa!
Next week I will confront the HQ section (2 officers, radio-man, medic and anti-tank team) and hopefully will also start the supports (HMG, engineers, snipers, recoilless gun and SPGs)
Lovely work Benito! I admire your dedication to a single project and I also like that you've allowed yourself to play around with climate, uniforms and period of the war. That keeps things interesting on the paint desk I'm sure. Your winter-themed soldiers look excellent, especially with that blue-grey undertone. As you say, it might be nice to pimp their bases with a trace of snow to finish the image.
40 points in the bag! Great stuff and I look forward to the upcoming command group.