Thursday, February 28, 2013

From PhilH: 28mm American Jeeps & Ronin #33 (55 points)

From Phil:
No doubt Gharak will have a few hundred points waiting in the wings. But here I am with another motley collection. First up, some transport for my commandos, two rather grubby jeeps. I only had one suitable driver, which is a pain. I had some fun magnetising him on so both can serve as battlefield litter. They have been in the box for a year, they were picked up ages ago in a sale. I wouldn't normally base vehicles, but these are a bit tiddly - they are metal West Wind sculpts, which I think are 1:60. The bases hopefully give the illusion of more size, offset the bases on the miniatures a bit and stop you placing troops too close. The Commando alongside is for scale only, he was painted a long time ago. I had them finished then managed to drop one and mangle the windscreen. I mostly got it back into shape, but it needed a good touch-up. 

Also, my entry fee. Samurai seem to be an excuse to get the colours out and I really fancied the challenge of doing yellow. So you get a very yellow samurai! I added a bit of freehand to break it up, but I couldn't quite face doing the design all over. He is from the Perry Miniatures unarmoured set.

Those jeeps are great, but I agree, they are a bit like clown cars compared some beefy 28mm figures. Perhaps you can make up a driver in a Shriner's outfit! Beep Beep!

The samurai is gorgeous. I love the yellow / red combination (like the lads above!) and the flower pattern is amazingly well executed - bravo and thank you!

These two jeeps, driver and Ronin #33 will give Phil 55 points. Great job!


  1. great freehand on your ronin, the jeeps do seem very weedy
    Peace James

  2. Lovely work on the Samurai Phil :)

  3. I feel your pain regards the damage to the jeep, though I can't tell which so a very good job at the repair.

    That Samurai is just so good, the freehand you have just the right amount.Less is better in my opinion but it's flawless!


  4. A fantastic Ronin. I agree with you, some vehicles can be really small!

  5. Alright, the jeeps aren't that small! Wills are quite small in real life you know?! ;-)

    Thanks for the comments all - the yellow on the ronin came out really well, new method found but it is quite unforgiving of mistakes.

  6. Really cool ronin, simple but effective. I can tell from his dark eyes that he is not here to mess around.

  7. Brave and bold work on the yellow - looks great well done Phil


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