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ether drake Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2017 8:41 a.m. PST

Just finished my first unit of Japanese jungle fighters by Warlord. A joy to paint after the plastics.

More on the blog, along with some musings on what painting strategies worked or didn't: The Drake's Cave

Prince Alberts Revenge27 Sep 2017 9:01 a.m. PST

Very impressive work and timely since I just purchased this set of figures and wasn't exactly sure what to paint what. Some seem to be in undershirts and others in tunic. Much appreciated post and lovely brushwork.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2017 9:04 a.m. PST

Very nice. May I suggest that you see if some dull coat and/or a wash helps reduce the plastic look of the large foliage?

foxweasel Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2017 9:33 a.m. PST

They are really good.

Personal logo herkybird Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2017 10:16 a.m. PST

Excellent! Nuf sed!

Legion 427 Sep 2017 11:00 a.m. PST

Very well done !

Ceterman Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2017 11:49 a.m. PST

79thPA, I would second your comment. Too damn good of a paint job not to go that very, very small step further! Great job, ether drake!

Berzerker7327 Sep 2017 3:52 p.m. PST

Really nice looking!

ether drake Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2017 3:58 p.m. PST

Thanks all.

@79thPA/Ceterman – That's a good suggestion. I was just too darn impatient to call it on this project and snap some final pics. Thanks.

@Prince Albert – given the red rank tabs on all the collars, I assumed they all wear tunics. However, it's easy enough to file these off if you want an undershirt look.

I didn't mention this in the blog, but before priming it's worth doing a dark wash over the models to pick out excess metal that needs to be carved away, especially around the backpacks. I have two sets of these figs and they show some similar issues. Perhaps the moulds are wearing out. In any case, it's easy enough to paint over such areas.

Ceterman Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2017 5:04 p.m. PST

ether drake,
Completely understand. They looks so cool, they deserve it!

Wargamer Blue28 Sep 2017 8:32 p.m. PST

Amazing paint work. Well done.

ether drake Supporting Member of TMP02 Oct 2017 10:50 p.m. PST

Thanks all. Just got my hands on some TAG and Westwind jungle fighters to fill out this unit and finish off my platoon. Can't wait to get stuck in.

I do have to say that these Warlord jungle fighters have the most balanced and well-proportioned faces from the ranges I've bought so far. (Some of the Westwind chaps appear to have fangs!)

repaint07 Oct 2017 1:33 p.m. PST

Nice job! What's wrong with the plastic?


Hello repaing as an old friend of mine in the wargaming world once mentioned "Metal Soldiers fight better"… :D they are indeed made of tough stuff!
These look amazing by the way !

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