Sunday, 4 December 2016

Snipers finished. (after a few years in the painting queue!

yes a bonus post. This one was 2 West Wind Production Secrets of the third Reich German snipers. (Inspired by Simon at fantorical. Who painted a few a day or so ago and re-kindled my interest in a stalled project).

The figures are 28mm in size and help to increase my German force. The Camouflage was great fun to paint and is supposed to be OAK LEAF SPRING, and before anyone gets far too picky for their own good yes I know the dots should be smaller and more numerous. But they were about as good as I can do and probably better than most would have done!

I could not stop the flash on the camera so I apologise for the shadows, but other than that I think they have turned out quite nice If I do say so myself. Painting these has gotten me in the mood for painting a few more so you never know there may be more to come this week and maybe next. They were part painted when I saw Simons post so I was able to finish them in 1/2 a day, I am usually NOT that fast.

I KNOW I still have a few more blisters unopened. 1 should be a heavy machinegun and crew, I did order this online and the company kept sending me the wrong things as they had been mislabelled at the "Factory" so I kept complaining and even sending them back. In the end though they allowed me to keep the wrong figures AND did send me the right ones as well all because they were labelled wrong.

Anyway have a good weekend and get the paint brushes wet and the figures painted.

All the Best Clint on a very sunny Sunday Morning!



20 comments:

  1. I think they look brilliant Clint. And with the dots being as they are they'll be clearly visible at arms length and be distinguishable on the tabletop and more pleasing to the eye. At least that's my opinion.

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    1. Thanks Roy as mentioned I do have a few more packs to do sometime, so expect this theme to continue a little. Not found a set of rules I like yet though. But I have at least 3 more to look at.

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  2. Awesome sauce stuff, Clint, with the camo looking superb imo - infinitely better than the dark grey garments I believe I painted mine in!!! I'm delighted to have encouraged you into painting these beauties and really hope to see you getting more done as I post up my own ;-)

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    1. Thanks Simon. All inspired by you. Just had a rummage in an old figure bag and found 2 HMG sets. And it is all down to you encouraging me!
      You rotter! hee hee hee

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  3. Great looing minis and paintjob Clint!

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    1. Thanks Joe. It will mostly be Colonial stuff for the rest of the week. But I may be able to sneak in a Weird War 2 figure as well!

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  4. I have these two figures painted myself and your colour schemes are similar to my own. Great figures, Clint. I hope you show more of your SOTR figures.

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    1. Thanks Bryan. I am just about to undercoat a HMG team now. And maybe some wolf runners.

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    1. Thank you Tamsin. I blame Simon mentioned above... It is all his fault.

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    1. Thanks Ray. I was happy with the camo. Not quite Oak leaf spring but just about as close as I could get.

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    2. Very nice work indeed mate. The camouflage looks excellent, and as one who has struggled with German WW2 camo myself, I can appreciate a good job when I see it.

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    3. Thank you Lee. I do find them fun to paint in this way. I struggle more with Splinter B.

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  7. Very nice work Clint, Lovely camouflage pattern.

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    1. Thank you Simon. The camouflage is surprisingly easy to do if you have a steady hand.

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    1. Thank you Fran. I finished another figure some 20 mins ago. So will try to get some more done this week.

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  9. I think the camo looks great as well. Given the purpose of the camo is to blend in the shapes, you really want to get it wrong, so a miniature is still visible!

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    1. Thank you Mathyoo. I fully understand what you are saying. It is always a compromise between blending in and showing the figure!

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