Friday, 28 June 2013

4 more

Here are the next 4 Apache. Again they are "Wargames Foundry" 28mm. I won't repeat what I have said previously about them. Obviously I like them or I would not still be buying and painting them. I have 4 more to do and then with those complete I will do a group shot.

At that stage I will get my first look to see if they all go together. It is not that I have deliberately thought to do this, just the way it has worked out. Paint 4 put them away paint the next 4 and put them away. Still I am confident they will all work as a single "Warband" as all the skin tones have come from the same combination of paint colours. Little differences in skin tone are to be expected in real life and the clothing should also look more random. But we will both have to wait and see!


Now for something completely different........!

At the beginning of the year I talked about the projects I thought I might like to work on this year. I am not saying it has been a disaster so far, but it has been "unfocused" . As I am slowly pulling myself out of a painting rut, and as I am no longer working up the shed on the terrain for Broadside it is perhaps time that I concentrate on one of the smaller projects. To that End, if the weather is OK< I intend to start working on some 1/300th scale cold war era wargames. Given that I have two forces (Hermanschultzkommando and Soviet Airborne Desant) I am not thinking of this as a new project, but rather the continuation of one from about 30 years ago! I will of course have to repaint and re-base them all, but no initial financial outlay. I even have all the materials for the terrain up the shed. While I am not sure of the rules I will use, I have a wide choice of rules, everything from "Challenger II" by Bruce Rea Taylor to "Force on Force" by Ambush Alley Games. That I think is the current stumbling block deciding on the rules I want and the complexity of the game. Mostly it will depend on what the club want, and that is usually a surprise to me. Anyway forget the rules for now and I'll stat to make the first 2 foot square board over the weekend.


That's it for now folks. I should post again on Monday probably with a game AAR from what ever I end up playing at the club on Sunday.

Cheers Clint

16 comments:

  1. Those apaches are nice! Not my era of choice, but still nice.

    As for cold war, I'm all ears! 1/100 is smallest I went so far, but just imagine, red tide pushing into europe in 1/300 scale...amazing! What are the kommando guys?

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  2. HermanschultzKommando are/were German 3rd line Territorial soldiers so called weekend warriors! Part time soldiers.

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    1. Cheers! I figured it had to be something along those lines, but google didn't give any results. Very similar to what we had here :P.

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    2. I might have to check my spelling. But I think it's close. I would be interested in knowing what your nations equivalent were called.

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  3. Apaches look the biz Clint, tones and colour choices are good, this is my era of choice! Cold War not so much....

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  4. Another cracking set of additions to the collection - that must be quite a sizable force now isn't it?

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    1. About 20 I think.... so not too many just yet, but enough to play cowboys and Indians!

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  5. The Apache band just keeps growing.
    What will make them all meld together is whether or not the basing is the same (or very similar).

    About time you had a new project too, even if it is an old one reborn, must have been nearly a month now since the last one...

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    1. I'm trying to stay focused, and not fly off at a tangent. For a change. But I have so many ideas that I want to do. Superheroes are even on the list!.

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    2. :D :D

      Watch out, Joe is pure poison. :D

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    3. Yes but I do know I have Wargames "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder" . (ADHD) So he does have a valid point.

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  6. Very nice looking Apache figures!
    Phil.

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  7. I like the Apache figures and I think you were painting a lot up when I first began following you.

    I've just come out of my painting funk and am back on track after almost two months of torture.

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    1. Cheers Anne Like all of us good days and bad days. I used to paint 9 28mm figures start to finish every day when I was not working so I know I can work fast if I need to.

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