Saturday, January 19, 2013

From IanW: WWII Sniper Markers (40 points)

From Ian:
This entry has been on a back burner for about nine months. Finally got it started a week into the challenge. I painted the figures up really quickly, just a couple of days and the American base only took four or five days to complete. However I took a break as I thought about base two, this one is all the way from my head rather than taken from the Journal 8 cover. 


It was not helped that as the project went on I thought how about.... and another slight change came into play. In the end the basic idea remains the same but it took on a life of it's own.

The American infantryman is from Artizan while the German sniper is by Black Tree Designs.
This won't make my blogs until it is safely in the hands of the owner in the US. Then I will do a more detailed post with some work in progress pics. Whilst it is a commission of sorts it's also a gift as the original idea was not mine. Time spent working on the project? No idea, probably 30-50+ hours.
Awesome job Ian! They're both very atmospheric (I particularly like the turned over table and debris) and I'm sure your friend will be delighted with them.

While the figures themselves score 10 points I'm going to add another 30 for the work that has gone into these two mini-dioramas. Again, great work.

From MichaelA: 28mm Gardner Gun and Crew (30 points)

Michael starts off the New Year with this excellent entry of a Gardner Gun and its navy crew.

From Michael:
It seems to have been far too long since my last entry, but I have managed to get back into some semblance of a routine and as a result, I present a Perry Brother's Gardner Gun with Naval brigade crew.
All seemed to go together pretty well and I was keen to keep a sense of unity with the basing.  
Must now take advantage of a quiet morning here at 'Awdry Towers' to crack on the next entry!
Lovely work Michael! This will be a great partner to your Camel Corps Screw Gun that you've recently done.

The Gardner Gun and its crew will give Michael 30 points.

From TimG: 20mm Soviet Liberated Truck and AA Gun (28 points)

Tim adds to his 20mm Soviet WWII collection with this repurposed Opel truck, AA gun and crew.

From Tim:
The 37mm AA gun is the Zvezda plastic kit built straight from the box.  
In response to a transport shortage my gunners have 'liberated' an Airfix Opel Blitz and 're-branded' it to reflect the change of ownership.

Nice work Tim. I like the thick chunky bases you use for these - it gives them an almost boardgame playing-piece feel about them.

The truck, AA gun and crew will give Tim 28 points.