Friday, 19 February 2016

Volkssturm in 20mm...Work in Progress

More work in progress pictures, this time 20mm WW2 German Volkssturm from Wartime Miniatures. The Volkssturm were cobbled together as part of Germany's last ditch efforts to defend the fatherland, and so include an interesting mix of uniforms and equipment.
The figures have been quite a challenge to paint en masse, because of the variety of clothing - they weren't all kitted out in field grey, that's for sure. Quite a lot of civilian items were used and even old helmets from the first war and captured materials.
Here's some pictures of the first batch on the workbench:





I'll take some more pictures when they are all finished.
Painting those tiny swastikas would have been impossible without my headband magnifier!

All the best,
John.

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    1. Thanks Rodger. Working on some Kokoda Aussies at the moment, then back into more Volkssturm.

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  2. Superlative work. You can check on U-Tube for images of the Volksturm particularly on the old German newsreels they have. You've really captured the look - motley and desperate.

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    1. Hi CC!
      I'm really glad you think they look "motley and desperate" :-)

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  3. Terrific painting John, can't wait to see them finished and all based up

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    1. Thanks Chris, very kind of you. I won't be doing the basing for this commission, but I have since painted the integral bases to make them look tidy for photos.

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  4. Looking good. I can see them on the table already. Lovely job.

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    1. Thanks Simon. Ahhh you must have some sort of satellite surveillance, looking through windows at private citizens wargaming tables :-)

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  5. Great work- love the guy in the Alpine hat.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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    1. Cheers Pete. Yes there's some characterful sculpts in this bunch.

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  6. Amazing work mate. They're lovely figures aren't they?
    BTW, i've almost gotten around to flocking the bases of the saracens you painted for me, i'll post some pictures on my blog when they are done!

    Ben

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    1. Hi Ben, thanks mate, glad you like them.
      Cool, it would be great to see how they turned out :-)
      Cheers,
      John.

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  7. They look fantastic John. Great job.

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  8. Wow they are lovely Jacksarge, never heard of that 20mm range before, cracking figures!

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    1. Cheers Paul. The same sculptor does the Battlefield/Blitz 20mm stuff.

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  9. Lovely paint job as ever. What headband magnifier are you using, fancy getting one myself? Thanks

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    1. Hi Andy, thanks mate.
      I have this one: http://jewellerssupplies.com.au/megaview-easifit-headloupe-p-6109.html

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