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Captain Pete14 Sep 2021 12:24 p.m. PST

Here are more pictures of my GHQ Russian infantry. I have now completed 1 rifle company and have the start of another one.
The company HQ stand in the front of the group shot is "on loan" from my already completed SMG company which I painted a number of years ago.

John Leahy14 Sep 2021 12:26 p.m. PST

Wow! They look great!
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What color did you use for the uniforms?

Thanks

John

The Lonely Salaryman14 Sep 2021 1:08 p.m. PST

Ditto what John said, my 6mm Russians that I've painted so far don't pop like that at all. Yours look great, would love to see your paint scheme or method.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP14 Sep 2021 2:04 p.m. PST

Great work! Agree with the above – how did you get the detail to pop on those little Ivans?

JMcCarroll In the TMP Dawghouse14 Sep 2021 3:05 p.m. PST

Just another million to go! Great job, mine are lacking.

Mark 114 Sep 2021 4:44 p.m. PST

You really kind of missed on the ratio of Azerbaijanis, Uzbekis and Turkmen to the number of Slavs and Causasians -- at the level of the rifle company you should really try to get a better mix of ethnicities among the privates -- and please no more Tartar officers!

(Puts on helmet and ducks for cover…)

I'm KIDDING guys!

But really, with the level of detail you've managed to achieve it almost is a matter of judging the parentage of the figures you've painted. Or even their moods.

Great stuff, Pete! Inspiring!

-Mark
(aka: Mk 1)

whitejamest15 Sep 2021 10:47 a.m. PST

Really gorgeous work. Do you have a site where you post more photos? Your posts on TMP are pushing me dangerously close to a GHQ order…

Captain Pete15 Sep 2021 5:00 p.m. PST

Thank you all very much!

John Leahy, I used Humbrol #84 Middlestone as my uniform base color. On some of them, I added a bit of #34 Matt White to the mix to provide a more faded look.

The Lonely Salaryman and Frederick, I use a turpentine blackwash to make the figures pop a bit more. I put this one the figures, let dry for a couple hours or so, and then go over with some clear turpentine to get any wash off the raised surfaces and into the recesses. I do not do any highlighting or drybrushing on these figures.

When I do the detail painting, I also try to have some contrast between the basic uniform and the various accoutrements that the troops have on them.

whitejamest, I have several 6mm Facebook sites that I post on. I am a moderator and "group expert" on a site called: 1/285th Scale Military Modeling of ALL ERAS. I just posted some late War German infantry on that site. There are several other sites that cater to 6mm figures and gaming.

Sorry Mark 1 for not quite getting those ethnic ratios with proper skin tones. LOL! I actually painted up a Modern U.S. MRAP Combat Command back in 2011 which included infantry. I did paint them up with some variations in the skin tones for that one. Sadly, GHQ no longer makes most of their Combat Commands. Thanks very much!

whitejamest16 Sep 2021 8:16 a.m. PST

Thanks Captain Pete, I've joined the group and am ogling a lot more of your beautiful work there.

Captain Pete16 Sep 2021 1:43 p.m. PST

Thank you very much, whitejamest!

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