I did not see the point of starting something fresh just when I had decided to use the "Moon Boards" for 6mm as well as 28mm as well as 15mm wargaming! Therefore I am re-painting the 6mm Sci fi figures. These are Brigade Models (LINK) Chinese Democratic Soviet Union (CDSU) Mechanised company in 6mm (1/300th scale). The first 2 pics just show the Xie Fang MICV's . 8 normal and 1 Command vehicle. Which should make a full company. Colour wise I stuck closely to the colours on the boards but this time using acrylics' and not emulations that the boards are covered in. This has led to some slight colour variation but I am OKAY with that.
The vehicles are all single piece castings and attached to a 20mmx30mm MDF base (2 mm thick). They have had now 2 paint schemes so I hope this is the last for fear of re-painting and loosing some detail on the castings. But for the moment happy with them.
The infantry at 1 stand a vehicle or perhaps 2 half stands in the command vehicle are on Plasticard base sas pitting them on MDF would mean they would become almost as tall in the base as to their shoulder. Yes the 6mm infantry were a right pain. They needed 2 coats of tan to get rid of the snowy blue colour as well as 2 coats on the bases to get rid of the snow effect. But that is now in the past and they can now be put away and I can continue with the 15mm sci fi!
The infantry did start to loose some casting definition but with the size and the now 4 coats of paint that was to be expected and to be honest is not an issue with me. If you want to moan about the soft casting now feel free as to be honest they look pretty good to me.
You may note that the visors on the infantry and the clear glass on the vehicles has be painted as pink/purple. This was done to give a more out of this world feel, after all who says the skys on Planet Elysium (or any other name that suits you) would have blue skies. not me that is for sure!
I shall of course be doing some more (many more) over the coming months but for now at least a break. Expect 15mm sci fi next time and maybe even the time after.
Until then, take care have fun and get some hobby work done if you can
All the Best Clint