Thursday, November 24, 2011

Parachute Field Artillery Battery Completed

Completed the command, staff and observer teams. Now this platoon is done and ready to lay down some hurt to support the infantry platoon before their assaults.

I'm really enjoying painting these guys :) And to keep with my color recognition system, i painted dark purple dots to mark them. It's not too visible from the picture but they're there.

Up next is 2nd platoon. But a neat project just got whispered to me during work and it's sounding really interesting hehe. Let's how fickle i am....

Must paint 2nd platoon....must paint second platoon....don't look at those marines.....don't...paint 2nd platoon....huh!!! where did that come from..... ;)

Cheers guys :)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Parachute Field Artillery Battery

These guys took a full solid week to finish. 16 models and 4 guns. I have really over estimated my schedule to finish my para company hahahah. Don't we all :)

Unfortunately, i haven't completed the command,staff and observer teams....sighh....9 more soldiers to complete my artillery platoon.

Currahee!!!! :)

Monday, November 14, 2011

Easy Company 1st platoon ready for war

Finally got these guys done :) I'll admit that when i started this project i thought it would be easy and quick. Quite the opposite...

What you see here is the basic strength of a US para platoon. 1 platoon command, 1 bazooka team, 1 mortar team and 6 infantry teams. 32 small soldiers in total. Of course they're not as big or detailed as your average marine figure but those figure do stack up....

I had this idea of painting lines at the back of the bases to differentiate between platoons and independent teams but settled on using dots as these are easier to paint. So red is my Company HQ, yellow for 2iC and khaki are 1st platoon. Maybe blue for 2nd. This way when my troops are on the table i can easily identify where each platoon is and give necessary orders to destroy the enemy :)

Group pic of all completed teams. HQ, 2iC and 3 bazooka teams, 1st platoon and platoon command for 2nd platoon.

I'm tired of painting infantry teams for time being so went with these guys. Am sure you can guess what will go in the middle...

Goodnite and currahee!!!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

101st progress

Completed the 1st platoon HQ and 1st squad. Progress has been slow this week but progress is still progress they say :)

So this is what i've done so far.

Company HQ consisting of Co commander and 2ic supported by 3 bazooka teams. 1st platoon ; platoon command and 2 rifle/mg team= 1 squad. I painted an extra command team which will be 2nd platoon's.

The followings pics are esp for 4eyedmonster, a fellow hobbyist and blogger i met for the first time over the weekend :)
You can check his blog here

I use a small computer fan to dry paints faster when i need to. It uses a usb connecter and i plug it in to my laptop.

I like to paint my Fow individually bluetacked on whatever i can find as opposed to using the icecream stick method. Although i still do batch production painting in small squads. The good thing about batch painting is you feel a sense of achievement seeing the models completed. Squad by squad until its all done :)

And this is my ultra sophisticated photo studio hehe. A3 size paper and Ikea table lamp.

Have a good holiday everyone :)