Friday, December 20, 2013

From BurkhardS: 28mm WWII Soviet Snipers (8 points)


Burkhard debuts with this pair of snipers to provide support for his WWII Soviet collection.

From Burkhard:
These are just two Soviet snipers from Victory Force Miniatures. While I have almost 300 WWII Russians painted up, I only have one scout sniper and always wanted some regular snipers. 
Now when I painted those other Soviets up a few years ago, I forgot the subject and their uniforms were extremely boring, so they simply received the base colors with a homemade brown wash. To make sure these two match, I went he same way. So essentially a very poor paint job, but a fast one, since these were done while I was waiting for the filler on the first fortnight theme to dry. But I promise my other entries for the challenge will look better!

They look great Burkhard, though the prone fellow has been sculpted with a face only his baba would love. ;)

I will follow my standard practice and give half points for the prone fellow (rounded up) so 8 points total for these lads. Welcome back to the Challenge Burkhard!



10 comments:

  1. It looks as though Burkhard has got Ian and me in his sights! Nice work mate :)

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  2. Welcome to the club, I like these

    Ian

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  3. Thank you all!

    @Tamsin: I hold no illusions, that you both will probably beat me by a mile, but this is about the race and not the finish.

    @Curt: Half points for prone minis? Boy I have way too many prone PIATS, Band mortars on my painting desk! :-0

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  4. Good job. Looking forward to see some more stuff from you.

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  5. Urra Stalino! Just the guys to help defend the Motherland
    Nice work :-D

    Note to self- prone figs = half points.
    A few of my LMGs, PIATs etc will fall into this category

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  6. nice start to your challenge look forward to seeing more from you
    Peace James

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  7. Thanks again guys!

    Forgot to say so in my original comment… I usually love the VFM minis, but I agree, that face is bone ugly. Maybe he had some plastic surgery after a counter sniper hit! ;-)

    And in my original post Band was meant to read Bren (bleeping autocorrect)!

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  8. Always nice to see VFM figs by Burkhard!

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