Thursday, 20 April 2017

Land & Sea - WW2 20mm British Sailors & Soldiers

G'day all!
Here's a bunch of Elhiem Figures 20mm, that I finished recently.  WW2 Royal Navy Landing party,    




late war British infantry,




British Commandos in green beret,




British Bergen packs,


British Commandos in helmet with Bergen packs.




Next lot of Elhiem WW2 I'm planning to paint will be their range of 20mm US Airborne.

All the best,
John.

24 comments:

  1. Lovely work as always....I need some of those sailors in 28 mm 🤔

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    1. Thanks Matt. I wonder if anyone does them in 28?

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    2. Pulp Figures have a great set in 28mm.

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  2. Excellent job, love the Royal Navy Landing party...

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    1. Cheers Phil, the "Jack Tars" were fun to paint, a change from khaki :-)

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  3. Great stuff John! All going to plan I will start painting my Commandos soon.

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    1. Sounds good Rodger, I wouldn't mind adding some more AB commandos to my own collection at some stage :-D

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  4. Those naval blokes remind me of my brief stint in the Sea Cadets in my teens. :) I think Warlord Games will be releasing a new set of British Naval troops to coincide with their soontobe released Operation Sealion supplement for Bolt Action.

    Once again sir, one would almost guess these were 28mm, not 20mm by your lovely painting.

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  5. Really excellent work on these!

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  6. Outstanding John. Now you just need to set up a wee skirmish on the docks, trying to stop some Nazi spies escaping by mini sub!

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    1. Sounds like a cracking idea Nick, but these wee chaps are back in the old country now :-)

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  7. You've done an amazing job on all of these figures. To my mind Elheim are now the equal of AB's 20mm WW2 range, and that is saying something indeed.
    Not sure what historical scenarios one would use the British landing party for. Possibly very early war, like boarding the Altmark or something? I should think they would have tin hats, for the most part, but what do I know? Donèt mind my quibbling, I really like em.

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    1. Hi Mike. I think you may be right about the tin hats. They could be used for interwar as well & probably pulp adventures, as there is nothing too distinctive about the sailors garb.

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  8. Superb! Particularly liked your Commandos.

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  9. Very nice, and instantly start suggesting scenario ideas. Just a minor point, (and I don't want to sound like 'that guy'), the wooden stock on the Lanchester SMG continues all the way under the receiver should you do any more. I seem to recall one is used in the supermarket shootout in 'Hot Fuzz'!

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    1. You got me there Alan, I didn't even know the naval dude was carrying a Lanchester SMG, I had assumed it was a Sten.
      I don't think I will be painting any more of these, but was this a weapon that was widely issued or only to naval personnel?

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    2. Mostly navy, plus some RAF regiments. Navy ones also had some brass fittings to prevent salt corrosion. It was pretty much a direct copy of the German ww1 MP28, so similar weapons might be seen with German navy personnel!

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