Tuesday, March 11, 2014

From JaccoK: 28mm WWII German DAK Infantry (60 points)


From Jacco:
A Couple of years ago we did a North Africa project. I painted a bunch of DAK for Disposable Heroes. With the new rules from Too Fat Lardies Chain of Command out I had to redo the platoon structure and paint some extra figures.


These are the first 12 reinforcements for the DAK, all 28mm miniatures from Artizan. The vehicles are from the project mentioned earlier.

Excellent work Jacco and you've provided an wonderful group of photos to feature them. I've always appreciated the 'heft' of the Artizan sculpts and you've done a very nice job on these fellows. (I also really like the captured Marmon-Herrington armoured car tucked away in the background.)


These dozen members of the Deutsches Afrikakorps will give Jacco 60 points. Again, great job Jacco, you're only a few points away from your target now!

16 comments:

  1. Really great job on these lads

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  2. Nice clean brushwork. Your photography is excellent and shows the figures to good advantage.

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  3. They really do look very very good.

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  4. Excellent work! You really did these figures justice. To be honest I definitely prefer the Artizan Africa range way over the Perry Africa stuff.

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    1. Interesting. I'd like to know your take on both ranges. I've only worked with the Artizan models which I quite like. What is it about the Perry range that puts you off in comparison?

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    2. I'm with Nick(Martin) on Artizan over Perry. We are friends and have discussed this and both really like Artizan figures as they are easy to clean and paint and pack loads of character in facial expressions and movement. The figures are a bit exaggerated, but that's part of their charm. Of course too much exaggeration of proportions isn't good either, but Artizan stops at the right amount. Perry WWII while anatomically more correct and the detail more exact don't have the same colourful feel and are harder to clean and paint. Nobody is suggesting the Perry DAK isn't nice which they are, but rather we have a preference for Artizan.

      Christopher

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    3. Thanks for that Christopher - that's very helpful. I'm going to try some of the Perry models but I suspect I may have a similar opinion to your own. I typically love the Perry stuff and I'm sure their WWII range is wonderful but Artizan's sculpts have such great character about them.

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    4. My pleasure Curt. Artizan, Coppelstone, Crusader, Redoubt, Renegade, Aventine, A&A, Musketeer are all this type of figure with extra raised detail, and slightly exaggerated proportions that make them a pleasure to paint and have certain charm. Now I like things from other companies of course, but the ones above are what I call painter friendly in that everything is easy to get to making painting a more pleasurable experience if you get my meaning.

      Christopher

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  5. Nice work on these DAK troops. I've been thinking of trying it out myself.

    Christopher

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  6. Great looking DAK figures with great painting.
    cheers

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  7. I like these, the Artizan look to have good poses and detail

    Ian

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