Thursday, May 30, 2013

Project Kursk 15: Soviet Infantry Platoon

This is a bit of an experiment, so let me know what you think.



I set out to paint a platoon of Russian infantry as quickly as I could, mainly to find some good shortcuts for the boys at school to use. I sprayed them all with an undercoat of Army Painter Skeleton Bone primer, which then provided the base uniform colour. Then I just did helments, boots, flesh, webbing, weapons etc, gave them a brush over of my ersatz 'dip' and hit them with matt varnish.What do you think of the uniform colour? Too brown? Too light?



I used my standard irregular BGK basing method, but for something different arranged the squads as though they are moving up to the front line

13 comments:

  1. Nice work! I like your basing and the uniform colour too. Which colour have you chosen? I also want to 'dip' my Russians.

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    1. Hi Thomas - the uniform colour is Army Painter Skeleton Bone primer. It looks too pale when you spray the figures, but seems to turn out ok once you put a brown wash or dip over them.

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    2. Wow, I also use bright colours, but this bright?! Thanks for the advice!

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  2. I really like these. Are the bases, sabot bases or can they only be in a line ahead formation?

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    1. Thanks Chris! They can only be in this formation, which shouldn't really matter in Battle Group Kursk. My plan is to paint different platoons either moving up in line, or abreast, or in a firing line. If I do enough I will be able to swap squad bases during a game to show the units in the most appropriate formations!

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  3. Fascinating basing. I like the colors. Especially considering what you're trying to achieve. I like 'em. Btw, I like what you're doing with kids at the school.

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  4. I think they look great. Good technique for painting them up quick.

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  5. Clever basing, but the amount of time on firing line, advancing line, advancing column hmmmmmmm, oh yes now I remember some of the lads from the school joined your "DUX-H paint for pleasure" afternoon. Or was that just what the afternoon detention students have to do? ;)

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  6. Very nice mate - enjoying them from afar in the UAE :-)

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  7. Which colours have you used for the basic uniform?

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    1. Hi Alejandro. I sprayed them with Army Painter 'Skeleton Bone', which is much too light, but then finish them with acrylic woodstain (like the Army Painter dip).

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