Friday 14 June 2019

BEF platoon 28mm

My BEF platoon is ready for CANCON 2020.
Having completed the platoon so early in the year will help  with play testing the scenarios which will be prepared for the  event .

The figures are metal, except for a couple which are late war Brits converted to early war to make up a short fall in the number of figures.

All the figures are from  Warlord games and they have all been well feed with Pot roast lamb and mash potatoes to plump them out into a Heroic pose
They are nice figures to work on, the sculpts are well  defined which does help immensely with painting.

My BEF platoon with a extra section at the ready to be placed in the support list.

Two Senior Leaders on Hex bases.
The leader on the right, had a modification done to his right arm, his pointed finger was removed and his arm was cut at the elbow and positioned to differentiate him from the Junior Leaders. 

Three of the Four Junior leaders on square bases. 

Infantry on round bases.

One of 3 Prone Bren teams in my Platoon.


Standing Bren team, I only manage to secure one.

To make up the 3rd man in the team I used a late war British plastic added a pouch to house the gas mask over his chest and removed the entrenchment tools on his back around his waist. I also selected a mustache for him to give him the veteran look from WW 1.

By the way if you are wondering what that brownish short sleeve is doing on the middle figures arm, its actually a chemical warfare indicator.

This image shows the figures in bare metal, I added the gun straps to all the figures using Milliput, a little detail which does make a difference to the figures appearance.
Figures primed black and the start of the painting process is underway, I always start with the flesh bits.

(seems I get a better image when take pictures of single figures with my cheap camera)
The Uniform and webbing etc are painted and ready to more onto the helmet, rifle, boots and base.
The base colours I used are:
Uniform: Vallejo model colour English uniform
Webbing,pouches straps,gaiter: Vallejo Model colour Russian uniform.
Boots: VMC black grey
Canteen: VMC Beige brown
Rifle:  VMC Mahogany 
Helmet: VMC 896
To highlight the basic colours,I mixed in VMC Iquai sand in increasing  portions.  

My homemade figure holding rack  with the painting process underway, I tend to paint 14 figures at a time.
With the painting complete the addition of tuffs and flock is added to the base. I make my own tuffs follow this link; Static grass applicator

cheers John