Tuesday, February 25, 2014

From PaulS: 28mm WWII Soviet Infantry (85 points)


From Paul:
Here are 17 more additions to the painting challenge. I seem to be on a roll finishing things this week!
These Russians are the first half of a 500point Bolt Action force to face off against the Commandos from earlier in the challenge as well as providing a pool of Russians to feed into the Mythos meat grinder against the horrors of the Achtung! Cthulhu models that have also been dribbling in.
Having a standard bearer seems to be pretty iconic in Russian propaganda, so I decided to steal one of the spare Warhammer Empire army standard bearer arms to make one of my own. I've no idea if there's an in-game use for one, but he adds that little extra touch to the squad. These guys had a lot more time spent on them than the Commandos and it shows (in person). I really need to work on better photography this year... 

Finally we also have a Russian spotter. Originally he was part of a sniper squad, but basing two guys laying down was becoming a pain, so he's now a solo spotter instead.

Beautiful work Paul. The use of the Warhammer Fantasy banner is genius. It really amps up the 'heroic' aspect of the figure. I know I've mentioned this to you in the past but I really like the minimalism of the clear bases. I know they may not be for everyone but I think they look quite elegant (and certainly saves time and money on doing groundwork!).

These Heroes of the Soviet Union will give Paul 85 points. Well done!

14 comments:

  1. Great painting work. The clear bases are really nice!

    Very clear!

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  2. Well done Comrade! These men will do the Motherland proud in the Great Patriotic war against the elder horrors

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  3. Lovely work.. Quiet taken with the clear bases..

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  4. Really nice and the different basing is novel. Interested how they look on the table.

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  5. Great work Paul. Nice idea using clear bases

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  6. Lovely crisp painting. The banner is great.

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  7. Awesome work again. The clear bases are an excellent idea.
    cheers

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  8. Very nice, when I first saw the clear bases I was unimpressed but now I think they are great

    Ian

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    1. I wasn't keen the first time I saw them used either; then I saw them on a gaming table and it all clicked :D

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  9. Thanks all. The banner was one of those "How do I make this unit look more cinematic?" things. The warhammer arm looks a little bit odd compared to the bolt action arm, but only if you're really looking for the difference.

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  10. Nice Work Paul and I do like the banner

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