Saturday, 22 November 2014

Home Guard/Early War British/Dad's Army

I have completed the Dad's Army/Home Guard/Early War British commission for a customer - he will be doing the basing.
I am quite pleased with how these turned out, and they were great fun to paint. All the figures are from the 28mm Wargames Foundry sets and very characterful they are too.

I have used some pictures of Tony Barton's wonderful 1/6th scale figures as reference for Home Guard uniform,  in addition to looking at stills from "Dad's Army" for the character figures.






Heavy Weapons group

L to R - Sgt Wilson, Cpt Mainwaring, Lance Corp Jones

L to R - Godfrey, Wilson, Fraser, Mainwaring, Jones, Pike and Walker


Dispatch Rider & Captain Square

Mrs Fox, Home Guard on the phone, Old Codger (Mr Blewitt?)

German disguised as a nun, Policeman, 5th Columnist (Luger hidden in basket)


Reverend Timothy Farthing, Warden Hodges, the Verger

16 comments:

  1. Love them! Excellent work! I have had this set to paint up for about a year now. Too scared in case I screw up!

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  2. Excellent stuff! The new Dad's Army movie is being filmed in the next town to ours - Bridlington - at the moment, so this is a bit of a hot topic. I would really like to have a go at these myself, so this is excellent reference. Well done! Brilliant subject. :)

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    1. Cool, I saw some stuff online about the cast etc., I hope they do the original justice.
      I'm glad you like the figures.

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  3. Top notch job...as per usual. I could hear the theme in my head as I went from pic to pic.

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    1. Cheers mate. Yes it's a theme that gets played often in our house, we have the DVD boxed set and our teenagers still love to watch the show.

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  4. Stunning work.
    After Warlord Games published their Dad's Army set I didn't remember the Foundry ones. Thanks for bringing them back into mind. Very nice figures which your paintjob embellished excellently.

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    1. I'm glad you like them Stefan. Yes the two sets are quite different, I think that the older Foundry ones hold up really well and in some cases look better, to my eye, at capturing the look.

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  5. Well done, some impressive paintwork!

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    1. Thanks "Cailus", you're pretty handy with a brush yourself :-)

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