My post this week will start off with a bunch of early-World War 2 German ordinance. All these German figs are 28mm metal from Warlord Games. First up is the sIG33 150mm howitzer.
Next up is the leFH18 105mm medium artillery piece.
Next is the 75mm leIG light artillery piece.
And finally is this medium mortar team.
For my smaller pieces (mortar, infantry guns) I usually glue a couple crew to the gun base and then have the extras on individual bases. Unfortunately when I glued the kneeling crewman onto the mortar base I didn't notice that he's carrying a shell that will not go into a mortar. I didn't notice till the figure was almost completely finished. Oh well!
And finally is a base of 28mm mercenary hoplites from the plastic Victrix Mercenary Armoured Hoplites boxed set.
I finished them and realised that I hadn't picked up any decals but I dug out some older Veni Vidi Vici decals I had. I really hate putting decals onto domed shields. Just blech.
Next week should be some German and French early-war tanks.
This week I finished up a group of 20 early-war French Dragon Portes from Crusader Miniatures. As is typical with Crusader figs, they were nice and easy to paint up. I'm still not 100% sold on the green I went with, but they're done now!
And finally I have this group of four oxen from Wizkids. Simple figs, quick and easy to paint up.
Next up will probably be some Germans and some hoplites.
As the Analogue Hobbies Paint Challenge is in full swing, I've completed a few sets of figures. First up is a set of Imperial Scout Troopers for Fantasy Flight's Star Wars Legion.
I was looking forward to having these figs painted but I was kind of leery about actually painting up the white and black. I found a few videos on Youtube that gave good tutorials on how to paint them quickly and easily. I think they turned out pretty good.
Next up is a group of early World War 2 French infantry. These metal figures are from Black Tree Design. Just when I think I'm done with the French, I end up picking up more. I don't know what it is, but I really like painting French infantry.
On a related note, I recently finished listening to the audiobook of Robert Forczyk's Case Red: The Collapse of France. It covers the period from the late 1920's up to the collapse and surrender of France. I recommend it if this period is of interest to you.
And lastly, I finished a group of Frostgrave Gnolls. These figures are all metal except for the two in the back row with shields and these are from the plastic Gnolls set. All figures are from North Star figures.
Honestly, I really don't like these figures and I think it's because I couldn't come up with a good paint scheme for the Gnoll skin and fur. I've got another 18 plastic ones on my paint table that I'm really not looking forward to doing.
Up next some more French and maybe some sci-fi figs.