Wednesday, February 11, 2015

28mm WWII British Paratroopers

This commission was a larger batch of about 200 WWII British paratroopers. Figures were mostly Wargames Foundry, with a few Artizan Designs.

WWII British Paratroopers were popular last year in 15mm, 20, and 28mm with us doing well over 1,000. I still have about 300 15mm I am working on for another client.

I'm really happy with the way these turned out. The basing was done to the customer's specifications, including the ground cover. He added grass clumps to finish off the bases after we added the texture and color.

The British based up and organized for the customer's game. Picture taken by the customer.

Here's a picture the customer sent of the figures in action:

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

28mm Greek Hoplites

Followers of the blog may remember this post: This batch of figures is an expansion of that unit. There's 80 more hoplites to add to the previous 20. As before the figures are from Warlord Games with shield decals from Little Big Men Studios (LBMS). The spears will receive a final straightening before shipping.

Some leader types

We've had some compliments on how bright our colors are, but I've also heard the mantra going around that bright colors didn't appear until new synthetic dyes appeared. I've done quite a bit or research into this and I've come to the conclusion this is all poppycock. Natural dyes can give nice, strong colors which were fairly colorfast. Going back even into ancient times mordants existed, and the mordants were materials easily accessible to most people. What people are confusing is that early synthetic dyes were not very bright and early synthetic cloth did not take dyes well at all. So paint your figures the way you want. If you want them bright, go for it, and let the naysayers live in a world of washed out greys and browns.