Sunday, 12 October 2014

First Panzergrenadier Squad

At last! My first complete Panzergrenadier squad for my German Chain of Command army. Here's the Squad Leader (MP40) with one of the MG42 teams.

To make the Squad Leader slightly easier to spot in the thick of the action I've put him on an octagonal base, courtesy of the ever efficient Warbases.

Here's the other MG42 team.

The whole squad.

The whole squad again.

I used basically the same painting recipe on the rest of the squad as I did on the first three figures I showed in the previous post. I've just completed two Senior Leaders (a second SL is a support list option) and almost completed a Panzershreck team. Then it will be on to squad number two. More soon ... hopefully!

Saturday, 4 October 2014

First WW2 Germans

My first attempt at World War 2 figures and the start of my Panzergrenadier force for Chain of Command! A chap with an MG42, an NCO with an MP40 and a rifleman.

It's also my first attempt at any sort of real camouflage scheme - "Splinter Pattern". All the figures are from Artizan Designs.

I found the following links very useful in getting to grips with what turned out to be a relatively straightforward (if a little time consuming) camouflage scheme.

Here's a couple of slightly closer shots.

I used the following painting "recipe"...
  • Grey - either Foundry Slate shade followed by Vallejo Grey Green, or just Grey Green highlighted with a Grey Green / Foundry Boneyard mix.
  • Fieldgrey - Vallejo German Fieldgrey highlighted with the base colour and a little Boneyard.
  • Camo - Rawhide light, wash with Agrax Earthshade, highlight with Rawhide light, then apply the pattern using Foundry Bay Brown shade, then highlight with Bay Brownlight. Then either Foundry Forest Green or Foundry Nap Dragoon Green shade/light.
  • Skin - Foundry Flesh triad.
  • Rifle - GW Scorched follwed by Foundry Conker Brown shade.
  • Knapsack - Foundry Buff triad.
  • Belts/straps/boots - mostly black highlighted with some very dark grey.
  • Basing - Sand/grit painted with (all Vallejo) Leather Brown, Flat Earth, Goldbrown and Dark Sand.
I've nearly finished the rest of the first section and have also started on the Leutnant, Panzershreck team and a 5cm mortar team. So plenty more to come!

Hope you like them!