Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Long Time No See...

I'm sorry, probably there won't be any pics the next three weeks... The pioneer platoon is nearly finished, but my work load doesn't allow me even to get a glimpse of my paints...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

New Base Design

As I told you, I bought some basing material at Tactica 09. I couldn't wait using it and spent some time on the flak 38 again.I used "Summer Flock Blend" (GF 9 92007) from GaleForce Nine Hobby Scenics and several variations of autumn grass from MiniNatur.

What do you think? Does the new foliage fit or is it too much?

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Flak 38 Platoon Finished

Strike... My first FOW platoon ever is finished.
I'm quite confident with my first try, although there are some things I'll try to do better next time.
In fact finding the right way of painting great amounts of 15mm miniatures is the most challenging part of the job...^^

After the criticism on the colours of my first miniatures (many said they were a bit too bright) I tried to darken them a bit, without softening the contrasts between the colours too much. My efforts to adjoin some more shades were not succesful. I used thinned down Vallejo shades but am not confident with this method. Next time I'll give the new GW washes a try.

The basing is not definite. I finished the platoon last week, but visited the Tactica (a german wargaming convention in Hamburg) on saturday and bought great basing materials there. I have to try it out on the next platoon.