Saturday, July 08, 2006

Painting/Review: Italeri 20mm British Infantry



I painted 42 british soldiers for Operation Overlord by Italeri.

The detail of the miniatures is really good. It's soft plastic though and it's a bit tricky to make paint stick. I gave them a wash in spirit first and secondly a white GW undercoat. The mould lines are heavy and hard to get rid off because of the plastic. It's great value for money, but I'd never use them for an entire army. Good casualty figures though.

Painting: I used thinned down versions of the colours to make the highlights appear by themselves. After painted I soaked the minis in my own stew of white glue, water and brown ink. I don't really know the exact amounts.. try it out. Anyway - enough glue will give the ink the same abilities as the famous "dipping" stains.

Colours:
Helmet and ammobags: GW Camo Green
Clothes: V British Uniform
Belts and bags: V Khaki+ V White (1:4)
Boots: V Glossy Black with a drop of V Dark Grey
Guns: V Black Grey and GW Vermin Brown
Skin: V Medium Flesh
Bases: Black, Thinned GW Snake Bite Leather, GW Snake Bite Leather+ V Ochre Yellow (1:3)

Painting/Review: Italeri 20mm British Infantry



I painted 42 british soldiers for Operation Overlord by Italeri.

The detail of the miniatures is really good. It's soft plastic though and it's a bit tricky to make paint stick. I gave them a wash in spirit first and secondly a white GW undercoat. The mould lines are heavy and hard to get rid off because of the plastic. It's great value for money, but I'd never use them for an entire army. Good casualty figures though.

Painting: I used thinned down versions of the colours to make the highlights appear by themselves. After painted I soaked the minis in my own stew of white glue, water and brown ink. I don't really know the exact amounts.. try it out. Anyway - enough glue will give the ink the same abilities as the famous "dipping" stains.

Colours:
Helmet and ammobags: GW Camo Green
Clothes: V British Uniform
Belts and bags: V Khaki+ V White (1:4)
Boots: V Glossy Black with a drop of V Dark Grey
Guns: V Black Grey and GW Vermin Brown
Skin: V Medium Flesh
Bases: Black, Thinned GW Snake Bite Leather, GW Snake Bite Leather+ V Ochre Yellow (1:3)

Friday, July 07, 2006

Comparison: Battlefront vs. Peter Pig



Here's a selection of Battlefront and Peter Pig miniatures for comparison.



It's quite evident that while they're the same foot to eye height, the BF miniatures are way bulkier and more detailed.



Comparison: Battlefront vs. Peter Pig



Here's a selection of Battlefront and Peter Pig miniatures for comparison.



It's quite evident that while they're the same foot to eye height, the BF miniatures are way bulkier and more detailed.



Thursday, July 06, 2006

Painting: German Panzer Grenadier Company

Finished most of my german forces for "I AIN*T BEEN SHOT MUM!". I've yet to add Harvest Golden Static Grass as EC Scenics haven't shipped it yet.













Colours:
Clothes: Vallejo Field Grey, followed by Vallejo Grey Green.
Helmets/Metal items: Vallejo Black Grey,.. in some cases followed by Dark Grey
Skin: GW Bestial Brown followed GW Elf Flesh
Bases: Black, followed by thinned down Bestial Brown followed by Bestial Brown overbrush.

Painting: German Panzer Grenadier Company

Finished most of my german forces for "I AIN*T BEEN SHOT MUM!". I've yet to add Harvest Golden Static Grass as EC Scenics haven't shipped it yet.













Colours:
Clothes: Vallejo Field Grey, followed by Vallejo Grey Green.
Helmets/Metal items: Vallejo Black Grey,.. in some cases followed by Dark Grey
Skin: GW Bestial Brown followed GW Elf Flesh
Bases: Black, followed by thinned down Bestial Brown followed by Bestial Brown overbrush.