Monday, 15 January 2018

From PaulOG: Russian buildings and MG bunkers (68 points)

This week I have laboured to complete the Ukrainian village of Ostrog for the Battlegroup Barbarossa Campaign that Alan and I are enjoying:  3 more small houses (1 damaged) plus a wonderful partly destroyed church.

The fruits of my labours this week
Like the two buildings from last week, these are lovely resin models by Mk IV Miniatures. Wonderfully crisp sculpts with no bubbles or flash, they are a delight to paint.  The battle damage is particularly good - not overly done but still quite evident both inside and out.  The interior detailing is also lovely (all roofs are removable) though took quite a bit of extra time to do justice to it with the brush.

Its been great to finish off the total of six buildings from a standing start i.e. when a mate comes over, tells you your painting table priorities are all wrong, informs you we need a new 15mm village finished ASAP for our games, and points to the buildings in the lead pile looking all forlorn in their packets...  

That said, I bought them at Fall-In in 2015 (where I met Miles) so its good to finally give them the attention they deserve.

Next up are 4 MG bunkers - resin Battlefront models. 3 have Maxim barrels and 1 has MG 34/42. These were fun to paint up.

Overall, the 3 houses and the larger church are three 6inch terrain cubes, totalling 60 points. For the MG bunkers I suggest the same as a 15mm infantry figure, 2 points, for 8 more; a total of 68 points for this submission. Now to get back to some figures!

The village of Ostrog, which I have completed in the last fortnight


Wow - that's a pretty sizable village you have amassed there in record time, Paul!  It just looks absolutely brilliant, and it's been great watching it come together over the past couple of posts.  The church is an absolute stand-out - it looks magnificent, and I love how its wonderful spire adds a lot of height to the tabletop.  You've most definitely done it justice, and the Mark IV Miniatures buildings are clearly something for me to watch out for at a show or on the internet.  A great recommendation.

I love how you've painted the burn damage on the houses.  I can almost smell the smoke in the ear and hear the crackle of the embers.  Really nice painting, Sir!

And the MG bunkers look great.  Well done with the finishing touches, like the additional grasses growing (carefully seeded or turfed) on the roofs.  The machine guns poking menacingly from the aperture, scanning the fire lanes, is a really great touch.

Great work on all of these Paul and a well deserved 68 points to your total !!


  1. Great work Paul! It's a completely new company for me, but sure looks interesting especially now that we've been looking to add more eastern front terrain to our clubs collection of 15mm buildings.

  2. Lovely terrain, especially the church, as Sidney says the burn damage is great!
    Best Iain

  3. I like these building Paul - I agree that the Church is the stand out. I like you terrain mat too - is it painted teddy bear fur? And if so how could you?

  4. What a terrific set of buildings and fortifications. I'll echo Sidney and others here in saying saying that your work on the burn damage is excellent.

  5. Tremendous work Paul - touches like burn damage really add a lot, very well done.

  6. Lovely set of terrain! From the machine gun bunkers to the damaged church, that is dome wonderful table dressing!

  7. These houses and the church look great - I tell you as an expert from Russia!

  8. Good stuff! The thatch is impressive