Monday, January 27, 2014

Finished some Soviet colourtests, but not really happy

I finished the MTLB's shown in my previous post, but I am not really happy with the green.

I'm going for the camouflaged look, though most sources say that the Soviets usually just went with plain green I like the camouflage a lot. The thing is the green (on both vehicles) looks a little too bright.




I'm going to try with an even darker green base color and highlight with the current base color. The GHQ infantry is so tiny there isn't really a lot one can do wrong with it, maybe I'll highlight the uniforms next time.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Soviet colortests

Hello,

I have tried painting a few test items for Soviet cold war stuff, mini's are 6mm GHQ. Quick pictures, I'm still thinking about how to do them. I find the green a little too light, so I 'll probably go for the dark green with camouflage (but also highlight the green)



Infantry is so tiny, kinda fun to paint! I managed to give this guy a nose.


Better pictures when I have something based and ready.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

A post where I look back on 2013.

It has been a long time since I have done anything related to tiny model soldiers. I have kept reading a few forums and browsing blogs, but painting or gaming just didn't happen at all. The facts don't lie..

Painting 2013:
6mm
foot: 13
cavalry: 0
vehicles: 6

15mm
foot: 16
cavalry: 0
vehicles: 0

28mm
foot: 0
cavalry: 0
vehicles: 0

While real life has been busy, my motivation for wargaming wasn't really there either. I have found that the painting aspect of wargaming actually isn't something I really enjoy, it's just the results that I like. It may sound a little childish, but I feel I have to get back to more 'quick gain' or 'low cost - high yield' projects.

All in all, this will result in 3 projects for the coming year:
 I. 15mm Ancients; I pledged the kickstarter for War & Empire (and still have to choose an army) and plan on painting some more Romans. I fiddled with some decals a while back and it seems the ones I have need a white background to be visible, so I have to paint all the shields white to apply them. Oh the monotomy...
II. 6mm WWII; this small project is pretty fun to do and I look forward to finishing my Brits. Maybe get some Germans and definitely get some terrain!
III. *NEW* 6mm Cold War *NEW*; When starting my 6mm WWII I also looked at 6mm Cold War figures and although they appealed to me I never really knew that much about the cold war. My choice was either to go for 15mm Flames of War style stuff or use 6mm - in order to get some 'quick gain/low cost high yield' stuff going I chose 6mm.


My 15mm scifi is really on a back burner since the guy I started that project with has moved out of the country. The 6mm Napoleonic stuff will probably be touched again this coming year, although not right now. A new Flames of War army I don't really need, since I hardly get to play it anymore.

I hope to post again in a week or so with some newly painted stuff!

- Edzard