Saturday, September 21, 2013

Neo-Soviet Partisans, Group II


A small update on what I've managed to move off my hobby desk lately. Here is another batch of infantry to help bolster my existing post-apoc collection. Similar to the previous group these boys are Neo-Soviet Partisans in 28mm from Copplestone Castings' excellent Future Wars range. 


Again, like my last batch these guys are kitted out in a dog's breakfast of civilian and military garb. I find working on this stuff to be pretty relaxing as there are really no rules to how to do them up.


I kept the bases in the same theme as those I've previously done, mimicking Sidney Roundwood's excellent work with his Great War collection. The bricks are made from a piece of square balsa rod cut into small segments and then pressed into the texture gel groundwork while it's still setting up. Pretty easy effect. The brick and brick dust effect is GW Dark Flesh which is then drybrushed up with layers of GW Red Gore, Foundry British Uniform Red (C), and Sky Grey from FolkArt.  The result is over-saturated, but I'm happy with the overall impression it gives.







These lads have already been blooded in a rousing game where we used a mildly adapted version of the 'Chain of Command' rules. I'll report on that soon...



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    1. Thanks Kev. Not too happy with the image quality of the pics though. Too many digital artifacts. My camera is dying a low death and I think I need to retire the old girl after many years of faithful service.

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  2. These look great they definitely have a metro 2033 feel to them.
    Cheers
    Stu

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    1. Thanks Stuart! Yes, I was definitely feeling the Metro 2033 vibe when I was working on these guys.

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  3. These guys look great! Can't wait to see them in action!

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    1. Hey, thanks Tim! They got blooded this past week in two games. It's always nice to see new models hit the table for some fun instead of mouldering away in the cabinet.

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    1. Thanks Moiterei. I may have to reshoot these guys as the image quality looks like crap on my laptop (though they look fine on my desktop mac, go figure).

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  5. Always a treat seeing your work and this time no exception

    Ian

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    1. Thanks a bunch Ian - that's very nice of you.

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  6. Nice job. Its great doing these like this as each one can be treated as an individual and it stops it getting boring.

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    1. Precisely, it's a nice break from the uniformity of painting rank-and-file themed forces (which I love but they can get a bit exhausting).

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  7. Amazing work as always, Curt. The base work and terrain really takes it to a higher level. Best, Dean

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    1. Thanks Dean. I've really been enjoying your 40K foray. That recent speeder conversion was awesome work.

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  8. Great painting work again, Curt. They appear to come directly from the Metro!

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    1. Thanks Juan - I'm happy they evoke 'The Metro' at that is what I was thinking of when I worked on them.

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  9. Smart work Curt!

    I am also finding my eye draw towards the terrain in background... any links or tips about how you made those? I am assuming they were scratchbuilt?

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    1. Thanks Scott! Ha! Funny, and considering my last comment on your blog: touche. But the trash heaps were made for me by a hobby mate of mine years ago. They are MDF with miscellaneous 1/48 scale plastic kit parts, film spools, tubing and melted sheet plastic bits. I then sprayed the whole mess black and drybrushed red rust and finally grey ash. I want to add some shattered bricks so they can carry the same motif as the bases on my post-apoc figures.

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    2. LOL, thanks, its gives me a few ideas :-)

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  10. Really fantastic, Curt. I think they look great. I know you mention about the colour being saturated, but I think that's perfect. One a predominantly grey table filled with ash-wastes and concrete rubble, having some slightly more vivid colour on the base helps things really stand out. Great work, Sir!

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    1. Thanks very much, Sidney. I completely agree about the bases in that the 'punch' of colour is a nice counterpoint to the otherwise muted tones. I've always loved this aspect to your Great War collection as it possesses such wonderfully vivid and evocative colour.

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