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Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP31 Jul 2022 9:33 a.m. PST


Here's some minis painted up and ready to hit the table.

They're pretty nice metal kits from Lancer Miniatures (5 pieces each), which size well with 1/144th scale models, painted here in basic Dunkelgelb. I'll be able to use these in games for mid-war+ on the Eastern Front, the Mediterranean Theater (with paint close enough for N. Africa too), as prime movers for AT guns and light/med. artillery pieces.

Just some lowly soft-skins……..that can look so cool in-game.

pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP31 Jul 2022 10:17 a.m. PST

Excellent paint jobs!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP31 Jul 2022 6:17 p.m. PST

Nice work.

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2022 5:03 a.m. PST

Thank you guys!

Getting these into the collection will now free up some Raupenschlepper Ost models for a camo repaint.

I've tried to keep as many of the 12mm models useable for multiple climates (N.Africa too), but now going back to stuff that can be painted up with more temperate camo schemes.

Captain Pete01 Aug 2022 12:28 p.m. PST

Excellent work, FlyXwire!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2022 1:05 p.m. PST

It is the tiny details that I love and that teach me so much. Here it is the rendering of glass windscreens, using grey edges and highlighted centres (or Gray and centers over the Pond). That would be great in 1/72 but in half that scale, just amazing.

I am totally committed to Waterloo Remodelled right now, in 1/72 (not my personal favourite for Napoleonics). But, if we are to fill our NAM (that is National Army Museum, not a SE Asian hell hole) I must do my bit.

I will get back to 2e DB, but the attic is filling up with 1/35 and 1/72 (even one 1/76 in brass) AFVs I even have a 1/35 M3A3 "Stuart" in the post right now.

But, as everyone said, your prime movers are great. Photography is "not bad" too….!

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2022 2:31 p.m. PST

Pete and DH,

I appreciate your checking out my progress here, and your kind words too!

Here's the RSOs I've just completed (1/144th scale Arrowhead Miniatures originally finished in Dunkelgelb overall) now having used a lot of dry pigments for weathering and on buildings over the years, figured they might work for applying camo patterns on small models too, but needed to try the idea out…… works, just had to find a couple sophisticated applicators to hold enough pigment for the color transfer (see below). ;)

There's not much to doing this camo'ing on this scale of minis and like with weathering, the aim was to get subtle, feathered edges applied. The fun foam applicators I made allowed me to drag and smooth the patterns out, and then a coat of clear flat spray diffuses the pigments just a little bit more, before it dries and locks the colors in.

I haven't seen colored pigments used like this before for applying camouflage patterns on wargame miniatures, but after my successful dabble here, I'll be damned if I break out my airbrush ever again to do this now.

machinehead01 Aug 2022 3:52 p.m. PST

I really like the way those RSOs turned out. I can see that the green is faded green but what is the brown? I might have to give your method a go.

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2022 4:42 a.m. PST

Ed, it's Dark Earth (WP1004) by Secret Weapons Miniatures, but I don't see it available anymore.

I think a similar Mig or AK Interactive color could be substituted (maybe from their Abteilung 502 series).

All these pigments darken up a bit after they've been sprayed.

You would have fun with this, I'm sure.

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