These models are from Battlefront's BR726 blister. I have a bit of a love hate relationship with this set. The casting is a bit rough in a few places. I am getting bored already of painting the same four poses for the crew. I'm going to substitute in a few rifles in the last two stands.
I've been trying to take my infantry painting to the "next level". I'd like to have an army that can compete for best painted at some tournaments. There are some really skillful painters locally and at bigger tournaments. I added eyes and the badges as some of those extra little touches. I didn't like the first few eyes I did but I am coming to like them on the models with the new face painting method. You don't notice them on the table really but they add some detail when you look at them closely.
I am hoping this platoon will be pretty effective in games. My tanks struggle with dug in infantry. These should help to make infantry spread out more and may even knock off a few stands.
I based them in the same manner as my paratrooper platoon. They are supposed to be in a field at the start of Operation Market Garden. The fields are generic enough that they will look good in Normandy games too. The sandbags and prepared positions are built using greenstuff, balsa wood, and resin pumice. I have all of the pictures for a short basing tutorial. Check back for it later this week.
As I mentioned in the introduction, I tried a few new recipes for the newest stands. I painted the webbing and bags with a new recipe. I based it in Vallejo Model Colour Green Grey, washed with Devlan Mud (or equivalent), block painted VMC Green Grey and then highlighted with Reaper Master Series Pale Olive (just what I had, white mixed with Green Grey would be fine too).
|Previous method on the left, new method on the right.|
|Old left, new right. I think the flesh on the right looks more lifelike and has more contrast on the tabletop.|
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