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Dutch508 Inactive Member writes:

The only problem I see with the figures, and it's not the painting, is that for an 'early war' fig, they wear mid-1943 shoulder boards.

Wonderful job on the painting.

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Thanks again to Dave Woodward of Ever Victorious for painting these Soviets for TMP! Here are more pictures:

Soviet command group - leader, radio man, standard bearer

I should note that, contrary to the dates on these articles, it didn't take Dave three years to paint these figures! He finished this commission long ago, but this article was waiting in "the vault" until TMP's editor acquired and learned how to use a new digital camera...

Rallying the men...

Dave originally provided "work in progress" pictures and a longer write-up - but unfortunately, he and I both managed to lose those files (Dave moved to a new website, and I failed to make a back-up of his website material!).

Another command group

One of the command figures almost didn't make it back to TMP - when the box arrived from Dave, it was a figure short! Fortunately, the "lost" figure turned up at his neighbor's... the package from TMP had been misdirected to his neighbor, the neighbor had opened the box to see who it belonged to, and one of the figures had been set behind something on the mantle - which is where Dave rescued it.

Group shot

Also, I should note that Dave provided the figures unbased (as requested) - I wanted to base all of the project figures, since I thought that would help give a unity to the army. I simply used some DAP Latex Wood Filler to smooth the bases, let it dry, painted with Americana Mississippi Mud and (while wet) dipped into a bowl of flock. When it was dry, I sealed the flocking by dipping the bases in water, applying Accent Satin Varnish, setting the figures on paper towels to wick off excess moisture, then placing on a hard surface to dry.

Group shot

Looks like I'm going to need some flags - anyone have recommendations?