Sonntag, 10. August 2014

Rush for Berlin 17: New Soviet reinforcements

Well, it's been a while since my last blog post. And here's why:




Ok, it's not only because I'm still renovating my flat (and will do for the forseeable future) but it's the main reason.

Some weeks ago we had a game at Axebreakers which saw me fielding my Soviets against Chris fielding my Germans. Needless to say I got a beating as always... seems like it doesn't matter what force I'm fielding. Nonetheless it was great fun and I realized I urgently need more troops for my Soviets. Those I'm doing right now and will be ready for beeing blogged soonish me hopes.

But in preparation for the game I already had done some reinforcements which came in handy to meet the agreed 1500 pts. limit.
Sorry for the blurry pics but I was a bit in a hurry.

All models from Warlord Games
 
The flag bearer actually is a rebase and repaint (skin and some other items)

The Gaz 67b was only finished after the game

Somehow the mud on the wheels didn't turn out as intended. I think I've to go over again once more.

I really love this little SU-76 self propelled gun... it's nickname with the soviet troops was "bitch"



Somehow I really have to think a bit about my basing as it seems I simply can't stick to one theme even within one army.

So long, I hope you enjoyed and thanks for watching!

Kommentare:

  1. Wow Stunning looking models mate :)

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  2. Excellent additions, your paintjobs never fail to impress!
    Nil desperandum, mate, regarding your misfortunes as a gamer – here's another one who shares your fate, and that's why I tend to umpire games these days: no harm in "losing". ;-)
    In regard of basing I can only reiterate an advice given to me by some wise hobbyists: keep it simple. It may seem desireable to add thematic (period, season etc) flavour to bases of a particular unit or army. But in the end you may as well go for a nice yet basic design which's easy to reproduce. Slight variations are fine (adding leaves for example), though an overall consistent look is way better. Personally I settled on a fairly 'arid' style, i.e. sand-coloured gravel with patches of grass of different colours and lengths interspersed. Works for almost any environment and is quickly done. Maybe an idea?

    Cheers, SG

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    1. Thanks on the advice for basing! I settled on a brown/ grey basing for moderns lately as I can easily urbanize it by adding rubble or similar and it works quite effective for trenches also. The main problem I have is staying with the same theme even after not working on the army for over a year when I maybe have found a new and "better" looking way of basing.
      In regards of gaming I don't really care if winning or loosing so I can still enjoy gaming while my army gets mowed down... would be a bit silly otherwise as it's just me and Chris most of the time lately :-) Not much fun in making the umpire for a solo game ;-)

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  3. Great looking figures, love the SU-76!

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  4. They do look great Nick! Basing is always a challenge. Looking forward to our next game!

    Christopher

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  5. These Russians look stunning! Excellent work!

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  6. Great looking unit. На Берлин!

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  7. The pictures can't blur out your excellent painting, especially impressed about those jeep headlights. Glass is so difficult to get right, but I think you've cracked it. If these chaps and their SU gun can't stop the Huns nothing will...

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  8. Superb work. Your vehicles are a work of art. For a man who is renovating, you got a lot done!

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  9. Impressive work mate! The guy on the jeep next to the driver is shamelessly riping-off Josef's style :D
    Had to paint the inside of a whole house (unfortunately no table top sized house) a couple of weeks ago so I can really relate to your post. All the best and keep on painting (no matter what ;) )

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  10. Lovely work. Great painting on the figures and vehicles.

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  11. Seems to be renovation time recently. Somehow everyone is employing hammers and nails right now. Good luck with this 1:1 modelling püroject ! ;-)

    Excellent work on the minis. I love the characterful faces you gave them. And the bases look perfect for a Berlin cityfight to me.

    Cheers
    Stefan

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  12. Superb work on the soldiers and tank. Nicely done indeed.

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