The rainy Bank Holiday weekend has provided me with an opportuntity to finish off another piece of WIP, a parachute infantry LMG platoon. I’ve got to hand it to Battlefront, the sculpts are top-notch:
Not that it’s particularly noticeable in these photos, but I’ve been applying some additional highlights to the face and easing off on the dip on the helmets. This has helped tease out a little more of the detail through enhanced contrast.
Loved painting the M3A4 handcart. My bible for painting this – and parachute infantry in general – has been the Histoire and Collections oustanding D-DAY Paratroopers: The Americans:
Choc-a-bloc full of Normandy airborne goodness covering every aspect of weapons, equipment, insignia and decorations. Fantastic for getting all the colours right (including that waterproof gas mask bag (Bag M7) strapped to the leg which has mystified me for ages.
Basing continues to be inspired by Evan’s paratrooper bases with me copying his clever idea for piles of empty.30 cal shell casings using brass rod. I’ve gone abit bonkers on this mainly, I guess, after watching this video of piles and piles of spent ammo:
Liking experimenting with different coloured two-tone tufts, they just seem so hard to find nowadays (why is Antenoceti’s Workshop always out of stock? :) ).
As someone once said, too much time…