Wargaming Musings?

I'm a bit of a butterfly in terms of my attention and sticking to gaming projects long term isn't my strongest point. On the bright side, atleast I flit between the same things. Expect an ecclectic medley of Moderns, Dark Ages, Quar and Early Wild West, almost all in 28mm... (with some 1/48 moderns thrown in... )

Friday, 27 April 2012

Finished figures - ChDKZ, NaPa & Telegraph poles

So, here's the latest output from my painting desk - all awaiting basing, but hopefully I can get that done over the weekend. Still not sure what sort of basing to do (currently thinking sorto f a sandy dusty colour, with green static grass patches, as opposed to my usual wilted grass. Also toying with adding dust etc to some of the figures to weather them in a bit and make them look a bit more realistic)

NaPa Guerilla Gunman
Origianlly a German kampschwimmer, thei figure is only a paint conversion. The balaclava seemed perfect for my first NaPa figure... I did the jacket as a non-descript parka. the sort of thing you could get from most army surplus stores, or possibly more military inspired clothing lines. The jeans are de-rigur for budding militamen (or so it seems from looking at pictures off the internet from as far apart as Libiya nad Chechnya). Non descript webbing, in aneutral grren is as sourceless as the parka. not sure what the strapping on the legs was supposed to be, but I've painted them up as rubber bands, used to stop the jeans flapping around whilst stalking about... No distinguishing markings on this guy. I'm hoping a lack of markings might become NaPa's trademark in itself...

ChDKZ Rebels

A conversion of a cold weather VDV figure, this figure has lost his beret & grenade pouch, but gained a caucasian muslim beard/shaved head combo. I was toying giving him a skull cap, but decided that would make him too specifically muslim, where as for now he can happily slog along with the other chedaki. He's got a Chicom style chest rig over his tactical vest, so I can only imagine he's expecting to lay down a lot of fire power with that RPK74. The shoulder patches are irregular sizes, but I've tried to paint them on other what look to be exisiting patches/etc. Not entirely happy with how they came out... but not so unhappy that I'm going to repaint them. I am aware that I'm tying these guys down with shoulder patches, but after my lesson with Africans (and hundreds of genera-militia) I'd rather limit my options slightly than loose track of who is fighting who :) )

The Chedaki section leader - another VDV conversion, this guy looks to be later production casting (seperate AK, holster on right hip which I carved off before discovering his duplicates didn't have one) . his beret has been replaced with a beanie (even more popular than jeans amongst european milita/irregualrs) and he's lost his bayonet scabard & holster to make him look a little less well armed/equipped. A similar logic was applied to giving him trainers.
Telegraph Poles

I'vegot 10 of these - scaled to fit 1/48ths, but they don't look too bad against 28's either... I was tempted to give them a dry brush to bring out some of the wood grain, but I think I'll elave them like this for now.

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