Thursday, February 19, 2009

WIP: First Tries

Some first pictures of my Fallschirmjäger Army. The pictures are miserable, sorry for that.

These are the first FOW miniatures I ever painted. Don't have a close look on the details, I just tried to find a proper paint scheme. ;-) Im still not confident with the blank jump smocks... shouldn't they be more "green"? I used Vallejo "Green Grey" and added some white for the highlights.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Sign of Life

As promised I started my work on the FJ yesterday. I already did some tests for the colour sheme of the jump smocks last week, but I guess that doesn't count...^^

I chose a more or less "generic" paint sheme: Fieldgrey trousers, jumpsmocks in Splinter camo or plain "green" (I used Vallejo "Grey Green", so it's rather "grey") and helmets in all kinds of colour. My plan is to field this force as a Mid War company based on the first FJ airlanding operations in Tunisia and I think this sheme will just work (as far as I know they didn't wear the tropical trousers in winter).
When fielding the company in Late War matches, the sheme will work for Monte Cassino as well.

Yesterday I painted the first 4 miniatures of the glider assault platoon... Well, I really have to increase my speed if I want to finish this project some day. Today two FlaK 38 followed. This weeks primary aim is to finish at least the FlaK platoon.

No pics today, cause I'm dead tired. Sorry for that.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Fresh Supplies

Hey, the first wave of new miniatures and paints arrived at Fin's Fortress of Solitude.

I'll spend the next months organising and painting a FoW Fallschirmjäger Army, but actually I have to finish my exams at university first... :-(

So, there's nothing new I could present.
My copy of the "Afrika" book and some more tin are awaited for tomorrow, but painting starts presumably on February 15th. (65 years after the destruction of the monastery Monte Cassino... well, that's mere chance...)