All the Way!

I haven’t been painting much the past couple of weeks, but I did manage to finish off my company of 82nd Airborne troops in the M1942 uniform (suitable for Normandy). These minis are 15mm Command Decision figures, as sold by Old Glory, and I’ll be using them with Crossfire and possibly Fireball Forward. 15mm US Airborne are SO much quicker to paint than the 15mm Confederates I’m used to-I can easily do 20-30 figures a week.

I have their Wehrmacht opponents based and ready for primer, but I expect the Germans will be a little slower to paint, what with water bottles, gas mask canisters, and the like.

Full Company

Full Company

Company commander and forward observer team are in front. Three platoons are arrayed in a line (three stands of three figures, each), with platoon commanders behind. In the rear are 60mm mortars and some ‘heavy’ machine guns. It was pointed out to me that the water cooled 30 cals wouldn’t have been a part of any operation involving jumping out of airplanes, but I painted them, so they’re making an appearance here.

Right flank detail

Right flank detail

Left flank detail

Left flank detail

Center detail (out of focus)

Center detail

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  • 40kterminatus  On 09/16/2014 at 8:54 am

    I like your basing and the scrim on helmets stands out well.

    • arkiegamer  On 09/16/2014 at 8:59 am

      Thanks. The netting is drybrushed with Vallejo Russian Uniform. Somehow that particular color is the most used in my paint cabinet, other than black and white. And I haven’t painted anything Russian, ever!

      I need to dress up the mortar and command stands. I may try to fabricate some shell boxes for the mortar stands, maybe a radio for my company commander, and I don’t know what for the platoon commanders. Maybe some nice flowers would do the trick.

      • 40kterminatus  On 09/16/2014 at 9:04 am

        I use Russian uniform all the time as well, mostly as a base coat on allied armour.

  • daggerandbrush  On 09/16/2014 at 8:22 pm

    They came out very nicely and the contrast you achieved on the helmets really gives them interest. I love the idea with shell casings and radio. One can never have enough flowers, too. You could consider gettign yourself the Busch Kleintierset and add some wildlife.

    • arkiegamer  On 09/17/2014 at 8:46 am

      I hadn’t thought of shell casings, which, in retrospect, should have been obvious-good idea.

      Those animals are great. You can even put fish in your ponds!!

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