Brainwurst! – Americans

November 25, 2009

Another update and another batch of figures for Secrets of the Third Reich from Westwind games. This time it’s the 12 American figures from the Brainwurst set.

Brainwurst - US Armoured Infantry (1)

Brainwurst - US Armoured Infantry (1)

Brainwurst - US Armoured Infantry (2)

Brainwurst - US Armoured Infantry (2)

Brainwurst - US Armoured Infantry (3)

Brainwurst - US Armoured Infantry (3)

Brainwurst - US Armoured Infantry (4)

Brainwurst - US Armoured Infantry (4)

Brainwurst - US Armoured Infantry (5)

Brainwurst - US Armoured Infantry (5)

Brainwurst - US Armoured Infantry Medic

Brainwurst - US Armoured Infantry Medic

How did I miss that mould line?

Warfare saw a few more figures added to my stockpile, although I was restrained and kept the number to 10, and one of those was the freebie that came with the new Doomsday source book for Secrets of the Third Reich. I’ve not had a chance to more than glance at the book, but my first impression is a good one, even if it will no doubt lead to more purchases in future.

Still the Brainwurst figures add another 12 painted, and with the 10 purchased, that makes my score for the year:

Bought: 1574
Painted: 698
Sold: 18
Net: -858

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Even more Soviets

November 19, 2009

Here are some pictures of my final batch of Secrets of the Third Reich Soviets (for the time being – with Warfare coming up at the weekend there’s every chance I’ll buy some more).

First up is one of the special characters: Sickle. There’s a corresponding “Hammer”, but he’s having some bits and pieces pinned on at the moment.

Sickle

Sickle

Sickle (2)

Sickle (2)

Next we have sniper Vasily (the Hare) Zaytsev, pictured here with another Soviet Officer.

Vasily (the Hare) Zaystev

Vasily (the Hare) Zaystev

I’ve also finished a handful of other Soviet Officers and Snipers. All in all there’s a total of 8 of them including Vasily.

Soviet Officer

Soviet Officer

Officer & Vasily

Officer & Vasily

Soviet Officers

Soviet Officers

Soviet Snipers

Soviet Snipers

That’s another 8 figures, which makes my score for the year:

Bought: 1564
Painted: 686
Sold: 18
Net: -860


Girls with Guns

November 15, 2009

Not all defenders of the Motherland are shambling Zombies. Soviet women bear their share of the burden in Great Patriotic War against the Evil German Undead Warmachine. While most toil in industry, transport, agriculture and other civilian roles, working double shifts to free up enlisted men to fight and increase military production, a sizable number of women take up arms to deal with the hated invaders more directly.

A shining example is Nika the Widowmaker.

Nika

Nika the Widowmaker

But not all female defenders of the Motherland are snipers. Women of the Soviet Union can also be found wielding the famous PTRD Anti-tank rifle.

Soviet PTRD

Soviet PTRD (1)

Nika & PTRD Rifle team member

Nika & PTRD Rifle girl

Women of the Soviet Union

Armed Women of the Soviet Union

That’s another 3 figures, which makes my score for the year:

Bought: 1564
Painted: 678
Sold: 18
Net: -868


Comrade, are you ill?

November 12, 2009

Another painting update. This time it’s 24 Soviet Zombies for Westwind Games: Secrets of the Third Reich.

There’s 4 of the “Bomb” Zombies . . .

Soviet Bomb Zombie

Soviet Bomb Zombie

Soviet Bomb Zombie (2)

Soviet Bomb Zombie (2)

Soviet Bomb Zombies

Soviet Bomb Zombies

Soviet Bomb Zombies - rear view

Soviet Bomb Zombies - rear view

There are also 20 “Normal” Zombies. I love the model with its arm in a sling. You can almost imagine the medic at the field aid station saying “It’s only a flesh wound, Comrade. Just wear this sling and you’ll be fine”.

Soviet "Normal" Zombies

Soviet Zombies

Soviet "Normal" Zombies (2)

More Soviet Zombies (2)

That’s 24 more models towards my pledge.

Which makes my score for the year:

Bought: 1564
Painted: 675
Sold: 18
Net: -871


The Army of the Dead

November 11, 2009

At last some painting progress to report!

First up we have some War of the Rings: Army of the Dead figures. There’s 30 of these bad boys, a mixture of the old metal models and the funky new plastic ones. To my mind there was nothing wrong with the old metal ones, but I’ve got to admit the new plastic ones are even better.

Army of the Dead (1)

Army of the Dead - including the King

Once again a simple paint job.

Black undercoat.
Shadow Grey drybrushed – heavier at the top than bottom
Codex Grey drybrushed (top 80% of model) – heavier at the top than bottom
Fortress Grey drybrushed (top 60% of model) – heavier at the top than bottom
Skull White drybrushed (top 30% of model) – heavier at the top than bottom
Thraka Green wash

Leave for at least a week, before applying matt varnish, and you’re good to go.

Army of the Dead

Army of the Dead (2)

Army of the Dead (3)

Army of the Dead (3)

Army of the Dead (4)

Army of the Dead (4)

That’s 30 more models towards my pledge.

Which makes my score for the year:

Bought: 1564
Painted: 651
Sold: 18
Net: -895

Looks like I’m doomed to fail, but I’m not giving up just yet.


And now for something completely different . . .

November 5, 2009

Plenty of progress on the painting and Pledge fronts as I’ve finally managed to catch up with most of my varnishing backlog. I’ve finished 30 Army of the Dead for War of the Rings, 24 Soviet Zombies plus another 11 assorted Soviet Models for Secrets of the Third Reich, and another 12 Americans from the Brainwurst! set (also Secrets of the Third Reich). I’ll take photographs of these once they are fully dry.

In the meantime here’s a picture of a KV2 for Flames of War. It’s been painted, weathered and the varnished at least twice. I’ve misplaced the slogan transfers which need to be applied to the turret, so I can’t count it as complete, but here’s a couple of pictures in any case.

KV2

KV2

KV2 - another view

KV2 - another view