In previous posts I have shown pictures of work in progress involving some commandos and Zvezda hard plastic Germans- thought you might like to see the finished articles.
First up, the Germans from Zvezda Set 6153, German Reconnaissance Team. I have added greenstuff to their legs so as to hide their jackboots and give them a late war appearance. The set was an impulse buy, I liked the poses and their potential usefulness in Battlegroup Overlord for calling in artillery against the Yanks ;) The set was easy enough to assemble but there is a distinct lack of detail on the chests of these figures, which is OK for some of them as they are prone or hunched over- overall I found the detail not crisp enough, even though the poses seem very lifelike. See what you think:
Next up are the finished commandos. These started as prone Battlefield miniatures, but needed a figure to accompany them on the base- I used a couple of converted plastic British (Caesar I think) with resin commando heads from Dan Taylor Modelworks, the prone bloke with rifle has had an arm donated from an Italeri British figure. I was quite please with how the resin heads went with the plastic figures, especially the figure kneeling and firing- let me know what you think:
If the figures seem less matt than normal, it's because I couldn't go outside and spray them with dullcoat this morning as it is cold and raining.
On the painting table at the moment I have two more commandos that need their bases doing, and a squad of metal Germans from a company that's new to me .....stay tuned :)