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U2 -> Painting east front models/miniatures (4/7/2012 2:29:04 PM)

Hi all,

if there are any modellers or Flames of War fans out there let's post our pics of east front vehicles! I hope the forum mods don't disagre with this post.

My first crack at German 1943 camo 1/100. I'm not very experinced btw



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ETF -> RE: Painting east front models/miniatures (4/9/2012 1:22:32 PM)

Nice.......!




U2 -> RE: Painting east front models/miniatures (4/22/2012 2:35:39 PM)

Hi guys,

just finished painting my first infantery ever. Here's two pics of it. Russian SMG team (the unit has 6 other SMG teams plus a command team). I hope to have the entire unit painted within two weeks.

A russian SMG team has a ROF of 3 (great!) even when it has moved (great!) but only a range of 10cm (not so great!). Let these suckers in close and....




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U2 -> RE: Painting east front models/miniatures (4/22/2012 2:36:17 PM)

last pic

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ETF -> RE: Painting east front models/miniatures (4/22/2012 8:09:15 PM)

Love the terrian on the stands......




CarnageINC -> RE: Painting east front models/miniatures (4/23/2012 5:07:07 AM)

Do you have a terrain board for them?  That's always a pleasure to put one together [:)].  Looks good, how many pieces you have so far?





heliodorus04 -> RE: Painting east front models/miniatures (4/25/2012 10:06:52 PM)

I'm no photographer, but am sometimes called a good painter, though I typically work in 25mm.

Here is my first 15mm attempt, "An unknown Kampfgruppe of Armeeabteilung Fretter-Pico, Early 1943."
(I was impressed with what this command accomplished after the die was cast at Stalingrad.)

Hopefully some of my detail work comes out, but if not, oh well.
The backstop of the force, 3 Stug III F/8






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heliodorus04 -> RE: Painting east front models/miniatures (4/25/2012 10:07:27 PM)

8.1 cm mortar crew, with spotters & command


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heliodorus04 -> RE: Painting east front models/miniatures (4/25/2012 10:08:04 PM)

Pak 38 AT guns


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heliodorus04 -> RE: Painting east front models/miniatures (4/25/2012 10:08:49 PM)

MG34 teams


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heliodorus04 -> RE: Painting east front models/miniatures (4/25/2012 10:09:13 PM)

Pioneer platoon


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CarnageINC -> RE: Painting east front models/miniatures (4/26/2012 1:04:37 AM)

Looks like you got all the goodies for a campaign.  looking nice!




heliodorus04 -> RE: Painting east front models/miniatures (4/26/2012 2:29:02 AM)

By the way, if you'd like to know more about my crusade against BS rules, you should know I've been banned from their official forums because of my crusade against the New-Zealand-only "Use machine-guns as the equivalent of 81mm mortars in indirect fire" which is based on a single anecdote (unverified) of a NZ unit doing so in the war.

I will not play against an NZ force (not that there's ever been more than one in my area) that builds a force to use this god-awful, complete-fantasy-of-a-rule...

I'm a crusader. It's what I do.




Carolie04 -> RE: Painting east front models/miniatures (4/26/2012 3:13:50 AM)

[image]http://www.heritems.info/avatar2.jpg[/image]A russian SMG team has a ROF of 3 (great!) even when it has moved (great!) but only a range of 10cm (not so great!).




U2 -> RE: Painting east front models/miniatures (4/28/2012 12:54:51 PM)

Great stuff, Heliodorus! Shame about the pics though. Would have been nice to see more details. Are those Battlefront miniatures or a different brand?

Carnage,

I have two flat boards that I glued a roll of hobby grass on so it's flat. Terrain is bought and placed wherever I feel like. I don't have the skills, nor the time, to build terrain. This way is also more flexible. I'll have a friend over in two weeks time and post some pics.

Finished another three teams. Next week I'll do the last four and the unit will be complete.



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U2 -> RE: Painting east front models/miniatures (4/28/2012 12:56:51 PM)

sorry




CarnageINC -> RE: Painting east front models/miniatures (4/28/2012 6:36:33 PM)

U2, what other units do you have planned to support your SMG squads?




U2 -> RE: Painting east front models/miniatures (4/28/2012 7:57:38 PM)

They are actually a part of a Mixed Tank Company

I have painted:

10 T-34s
3 KV1e
1 KVII
10 T-70
5 SU-76

As you have noticed I am now painting an SMG platoon and after that I will paint a rifle platoon

The only things left after that are 5 recon vehicles and 4 Katjuchas (I can't spell the damn thing)

I will build an army (Mixed Tank Company) of 1500p or 1750p (or less for a quickler fight) so everything above is just what I can choose from for variation. Much of above can be in an army of 1750p (points) but not everything. What I have painted can of course be used for other Soviet Flames of War lists like a Tank Company or Mechanised company.

My full army will debut sometime in July/August I think. Takes time to paint.




CarnageINC -> RE: Painting east front models/miniatures (4/28/2012 8:05:05 PM)

Do post pics when you can, I love miniatures.  I have about 300 minis for Battletech, fully painted.  I never got into WW2 stuff, just didn't seem like a crowd for in Colorado Springs when I started.




glvaca -> RE: Painting east front models/miniatures (4/28/2012 8:28:02 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: heliodorus04

By the way, if you'd like to know more about my crusade against BS rules, you should know I've been banned from their official forums because of my crusade against the New-Zealand-only "Use machine-guns as the equivalent of 81mm mortars in indirect fire" which is based on a single anecdote (unverified) of a NZ unit doing so in the war.

I will not play against an NZ force (not that there's ever been more than one in my area) that builds a force to use this god-awful, complete-fantasy-of-a-rule...

I'm a crusader. It's what I do.


Yes...like we hadn't noticed! [:'(]




sillyflower -> RE: Painting east front models/miniatures (4/29/2012 1:01:53 PM)

I still have 1000s of minatures, mainly 15mms but also 5 and 25mm but no WWII.

I used to own a firm that made 15mms in late '70s/early '80s until I became respectable.[;)]

Many years since I did figure gaming but good to see these pics of proper toys




ETF -> RE: Painting east front models/miniatures (5/3/2012 12:02:23 AM)

They look fantastic. Still surprised people still wargame with miniatures though. When wargames like Combat Mission came out I didn't really see the interest in our group or club for that matter. Well in the gaming side of things. Certainly the modeling and painting aspects are a separate entity in itself.





CarnageINC -> RE: Painting east front models/miniatures (5/7/2012 1:53:02 AM)

I definately think the modeling and painting aspects are primary purpose most miniature enthusiasts take to there particular choice of mini ETF. Finding someone who plays 'your' brand of miniatures has always been a bane in my side.  But that just gave me a bigger incentive to make more mini's....enough for someone else to use if there they didn't have any [:D].




U2 -> RE: Painting east front models/miniatures (5/17/2012 7:29:53 PM)

I finished it last week so here's a picture. The post below is to show a game last weekend with a friend with the terrain I've got (not that much).



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U2 -> RE: Painting east front models/miniatures (5/17/2012 7:32:32 PM)

gaming evening..

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Mundy -> RE: Painting east front models/miniatures (5/17/2012 8:42:40 PM)

I'm glad to see others are into this, too.

When I was looking into FoW, I bought a "prototype" model to work on and see how the kits are in general. This is a Stug III I got.

When I was visiting my son at Monot AFB, we took a day trip to Bismarck, and one of the hobby shops there was selling their FoW stuff at half price. I wound up spending $100 there. If/When I get into this in depth, I'm going to build a US Army group.

I hadn't built any WWII models since I started my Warhammer FB/40k habits. I'm currently going back with a 1/700 USS San Francisco. One thing about wargame miniatures is that my painting skills have improved quite a bit. I'm not done with the Stug yet, but I used good 'ol Tamiya arcrylics and Citadel washes. I don't know about taking pics of my models. What was looking good with the naked eye now has every glaring imperfection shown with a hi-res camera. [:(] The combo of the camera and the lighting makes it look rougher than it is when seeing it in person.

Ed-

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Schmart -> RE: Painting east front models/miniatures (5/17/2012 9:10:46 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: heliodorus04

By the way, if you'd like to know more about my crusade against BS rules, you should know I've been banned from their official forums because of my crusade against the New-Zealand-only "Use machine-guns as the equivalent of 81mm mortars in indirect fire" which is based on a single anecdote (unverified) of a NZ unit doing so in the war.


I thought that using the MGs from the Infantry Division Support/MG Battalion in an indirect fire role was a somewhat common practice in Commonwealth armies, even going back to WW1? Don't know if they had the effect of 81mm mortar rounds, but it was more a way to deny the enemy use of/movement through certain areas.




parusski -> RE: Painting east front models/miniatures (5/17/2012 10:41:01 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: U2

I finished it last week so here's a picture. The post below is to show a game last weekend with a friend with the terrain I've got (not that much).



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Here comes the Russian horde.




U2 -> RE: Painting east front models/miniatures (6/5/2012 6:48:49 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: Mundy

I'm glad to see others are into this, too.

When I was looking into FoW, I bought a "prototype" model to work on and see how the kits are in general. This is a Stug III I got.

When I was visiting my son at Monot AFB, we took a day trip to Bismarck, and one of the hobby shops there was selling their FoW stuff at half price. I wound up spending $100 there. If/When I get into this in depth, I'm going to build a US Army group.

I hadn't built any WWII models since I started my Warhammer FB/40k habits. I'm currently going back with a 1/700 USS San Francisco. One thing about wargame miniatures is that my painting skills have improved quite a bit. I'm not done with the Stug yet, but I used good 'ol Tamiya arcrylics and Citadel washes. I don't know about taking pics of my models. What was looking good with the naked eye now has every glaring imperfection shown with a hi-res camera. [:(] The combo of the camera and the lighting makes it look rougher than it is when seeing it in person.

Ed-



Mundy,

wish I had been there. Would have bought myself tons of russians and germans [:)]

Anyway, don't use Tamiya for hand painting. They are horrible for that. They are SUPERB for air brushing though. I include a pic in this post with Tamiya Kaki airbushed on my soviets. After that I use Vallejo for the rest (paint brushing). Vallejo is SUPERB for hand painting.

BTW, this is a pic of my Soviet rifle/MG unit.

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U2 -> RE: Painting east front models/miniatures (6/5/2012 6:50:04 PM)

a pic of a finished Soviet rifle/MG unit (minus basing)



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