Thursday, 4 January 2018

From Anthony O - Australian 28mm WW2 Commandos - 50 Points

For my first weekly submission I have chosen a ten man squad of Australian Commandos from Warlord Games. These metal miniatures are some of the newest in the WW2 Warlord Games range are are just top notch.




 They released an entire range of Australians for the Pacific Theater alongside a campaign book last year and I was very impressed. The quality is really good and the sculpts are dynamic and well thought out.


They did get some criticism over the size of the miniatures as they are just a bit bigger than the other 28mm ranges but it is of no consequence to me. There was also some grumblings about the size of the Owen sub-machine guns but I really like them, they are robust and stand out and after an experience where the entire range of Owens snapped from another manufacturer I would take robust over correct size every day.


I have a bit more of this range to do during the challenge including several squads of PNG Battalian troops.

For points there are 10 28mm Miniatures so that is 50 points.

What a fantastic start!  I wasn't aware of this range, but they certainly are very characterful indeed.  I'm with you on the functionality of slightly larger guns - once thin guns break, they're never going to stick together properly again and no amount of nice painting covers up a snapped gun....

Your highlighting technique works really well on these and I'm especially taken with your work on the faces - the looks of grim determination on the faces of the two chaps in the second photo are especially impressive.

Nice groundwork too, the mix of materials is really effective.  50 points it is and Thursday is off to a flyer!

31 comments:

  1. Gorgeous work great detail very very nice indeed

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  2. Those commandos look great Anthony :)

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    1. Thanks Tamsin and great to see you back this year

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    2. Cheers! Still commenting, but not participating this time I'm afraid

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    3. btw, how do they compare for size with the Eureka range?

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  3. Dang it! I was all ready with my Attack Force Z comment and then Martin beat me to it!

    Very nice work and I’m looking forward to seeing the rest. So which one is Mel?

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  4. Holy smokes -stunning brushwork Anthony, just great stuff.

    And I totally agree on weapon sculpts that are “meant for gaming” - tiny snapped-from weapons can never really be fixed...

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    1. It is a massive bug bear for me, you are right and they are never the same.

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  5. Super cool stuff Anthony. I've been considering a BA Aussie project myself and these have just added to the desire to kick it off!

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  6. I can highly recommend, the best light infantry in the game for sure

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  7. Oh my , now they are cracking

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  8. Very nice! I love the jungle green shade. Looking forward to seeing your Papuans!

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  9. Lovely looking Aussies! Totally agree on teeny weak guns, they're gaming pieces and need to be relatively durable.
    Best Iain

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  10. Very nicely done, they should really stand out on the table.

    John

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  11. Oh my, that's a scruffy and determined looking crew. Well done Anthony, I like these lads a lot. I try not to discuss the size of any ones weaponry but... There's a big difference between being right. (Ie in scale) and looking right.

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  12. Great work on these blokes, Anthony!

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  13. That is a really cracking group of figures, top marks from the Yarkshire jury 👍

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  14. Excellent group of figures, congratualtions for the quality of the paint work

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  15. Excellent looking unit, I really like the high contrast style. I too am with you on guns, I prefer over scaled guns that won't snap compared to proper scale guns than either bend or break. The worst out there for that is Spectre.... AMAZING sculpts, but a crazy desire to make guns "proper scale" and therefore they bend or break anytime you even look at them, let alone touch them.

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    1. Yeah, I think SPECTRE stuff may be the worse out there for 'true scale' weaponry. I love the porportions and sculpting of their figures but the guns are ridiculous.

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  16. Awesome work Patch - the flesh tones in particular are excellent.

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  17. Beautiful brushwork Patch! I love how you did the fleshtones on these guys.

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  18. ...and this reminds me that I really need one of those LTVs for my French Indochina collection. Is that one from Warlord?

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  19. Sure is, it is an amazing hunk of resin!

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  20. Superb work! Guys look like alive

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  21. Wonderful work,Patch! From Vick to trooper, very good work on all! I like the detail on the weapons and the overall highlights brushed on the minis. The groundwork is nicely done too!

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