Sunday, February 9, 2014

From BenD: 15mm WWII 'Soviet' Armour and Infantry (138 points)


From Ben:
Hello All
While I was painting the US from my last post, I finished off a load of half painted soviet bits and pieces I had meant to get around to to help brake up the Brown Violet. These were a couple of Captured Panthers, a Spetsnaz Unit in Captured German Half Tracks and the Infantry for a Rota Infantry platoon (need to start the Transports...).
I will be honest I was dreading the Soviet infantry, base after base of guys to paint.... this and I much prefer painting tanks (I think because it's a lot quicker for me to do). But with all that I must say these guys were fun! I used a few quick methods I have been  messing around with since I did my US winter Infantry and the end results while not stunning are up to a very good table top standard (really my goal with 15mm).
The Panthers were a lot of fun to paint, I love captured equipment (probably why the Fins are my favourite army as it's almost all captured!) I thought about painting them in German Camo, but thought I'd give them a go in Russian Green first. Part of my wishes I had done German Camo, but I'm still happy with the end result.
And Finally the Spetsnaz, the half tracks are green for the same reasons as the Panthers. I tried to paint the special Soviet camo, but I really struggled with it, so in the end I used the colours from it and used my own pattern. After a quick ink wash I think it works well, if not 100% accurate.
Until next time 

Great work Ben. I'm sure all this captured equipment will provide a rude surprise to their German adversaries. Also, it's nice to see some non-armour entries from you as well - they are every bit as nice as your vehicles. Wonderful stuff.

This collection of Soviet armour and infantry will give Ben 138 points.

9 comments:

  1. Very nice painting again! The green of the armour is spot on.

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  2. Woohooo! Captured Ordinance. I like the green Panthers. Nice work.

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  3. The infantry look great mate. I've been through the horror of painting a Strelk Horde myself so I feel your pain ;-)

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  4. Very nice indeed Ben!

    I was just reading thee other day about the 30 odd T-34/76s used by the Germans at Kursk - now I want to do some of those tanks in German camo!

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  5. Good painting. It's going to be a really good looking army.
    Cheers

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