This was a spur of the moment project I did, this long weekend, I woke up in the morning with a crazy idea that I needed to build some guards for my Germans even thought I was already working away on my US Marines.
I had been working on my US Marines for a while and sometimes, its good to work on another project in between, to get the inspirational juices going again.
I raided my left over parts bin and selected four Warlord games plastic German torsos and proceeded converting their body parts into a guard like posture.
These troopers will be utilised for specific Chain of Command scenarios, such as the ones found in the TooFatLardies specials.
I also included a painting guide for Late war German Infantry.
|Completed conversions figures ready for priming.
|Back view of the figures show how the right legs with sliced and repositioned with the help of some Green stuff putty.
|These two figures had some adjustments to the area which connects the arm to the shoulder and again Green stuff putty used to remodel the shoulder area.
|The right figure also had his right legs sliced and repositioned.
|Painted figure with flock added to the bases, forgot to paint the white stripes on collars of the first two figures, which have been added.
|I had no gas mask canisters into my parts bin so the figures are without them.
|Changing of the guards at a road check station.
- Black prime
- paint the figures' base
- paint flesh parts with flesh base colour and apply wash to flesh parts
- paint the uniform completely
- using Black Grey or black primer to go over any areas that you may have covered while painting the uniform
- paint the base coat for the Helmet, Gatters, boots, Bread bag, gas mask canister, water bottle etc and then coat with the wash and move onto finishing painting each item.
- finish off the flesh parts.
- optional to use VMC Flat Earth with a small dry brush to very lightly dry brush areas that would normally rub against the ground if the figure was in a prone position, elbows, knees.
- once all the painting is finished coat the model with a gloss enamel varnish
- apply a couple of coats of Matt varnish
- apply flock to the figures' base.