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... )

Sunday, 9 September 2012

More on 20mm - Platoon 20 mini review

Thanks to everyone for their imput, thoughts and comments - I hope I'm not boring folks (too much) with these musings!  Still making my mind up - I think any final decision is going to wait until my other 'sample' figures turn up and see how they all mesh together, and if I like the finished results, but I am currently leaning towards 20mm...

Well, the first of my 20mm samples turned up mid-week: 3 figures from East Riding Miniature's "Platoon 20" line.  They comprised a 1990's British Infantry man (will I be able to paint DPM in 20mm? I struggle in 28!), a 1970's Soviet Motor Rifleman in hooded camo suit and a masked 'bank-robber' type with a stocking over his head with a shotgun.

Initial impressions were good - the figures were bigger than I was expecting (a strange thing to say, but mentally I was picturing them as being closer to 15mm than, say, the old Grenadier 25mm 'Secret Agents' range), and there wasn't too much in the way of mould lines (what there was came of quickly and easily).

I based the 3 figures on penny washers (my default basing medium, as I'm not sure what else one could base them on...) got them primed this morning, and once the primer was dry I thought I'd quickly do the basecoat... You can imagine how surprised I was that I had finished 2 of the figures by the time I had to leave for work (25 mins later!).

The Motor-rifleman was based on an illustration from this book:

Far right-hand side in the picture below to be precise. The only problem is, I've never seen that camo being used anywhere else! Hey ho - he looks good, which is the main thing from my perspective!

Whilst the masked (stocking-ed?) gunman is vaguely based on the gunmen from the 'Squeaky clean cleaning company' in Max Payne 2, although he has a different logo on his back, and has turned out more blue than grey... so actually, I guess he's not really based on them at all!

1 comment:

  1. They look great. I'm glad you mentioned the time to paint them being quicker so many people who do 15mm say the same.