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forwardmarchstudios10 Jun 2019 10:58 a.m. PST

These were painted up by a fan of mine. I wanted to share them because… well, I think they're pretty impressive! I think these are some of the best painted 2mm figures I've ever seen (waaay better than my own).

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These are the "Epic" versions of my files, so they're really "2mm+." This gives abit more room for detail. He modified my files slightly to change the headgear (sensible) and then added the brigade base. The end results are excellent, I think. I don't usually flock my 2mm figures because I don't use them as brigade bases, but the final result here is quite tempting.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2019 11:33 a.m. PST

Fighting scale creep, eh? I think they are well painted but, at this scale, I would have gone for some Woodland Scenics grass as, IMO, static grass makes everyone look like they are marching through a hay field.

Lion in the Stars10 Jun 2019 1:36 p.m. PST

Most impressive painting!

132 guys in ranks, plus 11 skirmishers. I guess with that being a brigade base having two lines of troops makes sense.

forwardmarchstudios10 Jun 2019 3:24 p.m. PST

My theory is that there is no wrong way to do a brigade base.
This is only a 40mm base, too. If they were done on 3" bases you could get almost 6:1 figure ratio. At that point I would personally prefer to do a tactical game of some sort with free-standing battalions, but to each their own!

Lion in the Stars11 Jun 2019 3:44 p.m. PST

If I was going to do a brigade base, I'd rather make it look like a 'typical' brigade of whichever nation.

So a British brigade base would have lots of skirmishers up front, two split lines and a gun battery in the center.

Pardon the ASCII illustration:

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edit: Sigh. TMP decided to delete all my "extra" spaces, the guns are supposed to be lined up in the gap between the battalions.

It'd be a bit snug to do that on a 40mm base, probably have to cut it down to ~9-10 troops in each rank to allow a break in between, and maybe only one gun modeled.

Probably be much easier to use something like the big brigade bases from Blucher.

forwardmarchstudios11 Jun 2019 5:19 p.m. PST

<blockquote> Sigh. TMP decided to delete all my "extra" spaces, the guns are supposed to be lined up in the gap between the battalions. <blockquote>

I know the feeling, haha.

This is one reason I haven't added brigade-style bases to my figure range. It wouldn't be that hard, but the "look" of that style is so subjective that people might not even use them. Also, I like having a few different styles included, including formations that are obviously in movement, wheeling for instance.

kmahony11110 Jul 2019 1:21 a.m. PST

Late to the party but thanks to Zach for showcasing my painting. The think that irks me is the overhang on the front base which I never noticed until it was posted online!

The feedback is great and I agree about the flocking and I think I will switch to very fine foam flock maybe with a little bit of static grass mixed in.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2019 3:04 a.m. PST

Firstly my sympathy. I never notice that imperfection until it is posted on-line and cannot be edited out. That is what photography does that the human eye will not.


Secondly the overhang may have an advantage. My 28mm figures sit on glass shelves. Folk who throw dice want to pick up their units and move them, many times a day. Without that thick base and long fingernails tricky.


There are many sources of steel plates that size that would be rigid and thinner, but how do you move them? I think these look just so realistic. Great work

Lion in the Stars10 Jul 2019 2:23 p.m. PST

Secondly the overhang may have an advantage. My 28mm figures sit on glass shelves. Folk who throw dice want to pick up their units and move them, many times a day. Without that thick base and long fingernails tricky.

Very true!

I made a bunch of markers for Infinity using those puffy gel stickers, and found out I really needed stickers on both sides of the marker so you could pick them up…

kmahony11118 Jul 2019 4:08 a.m. PST

Thanks. The bases are 1mm thick and the printed bases another 1mm so together I think it is fine. Because the figures are plastic the chance of damage is not as bad as metals with chipping. But a few soldiers have lost their heads!

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