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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

First Early War Germans: Assault Gun Platoon

Though it will likely be a very long time before I ever get these on the table (they are fairly limited in what units they can support), it was a small unit I could complete as a test.

I am trying a new technique for my Early War Germans. I've really tried to make it very quick while still looking pretty good. These guys took me very little time, so I am happy with the result. Do they look as good as some of my other stuff? No, but for the time invested I am quite pleased!









14 comments:

JMHahn said...

Looks good! Did you pen/pencil the hard edges for that effect, or was it a drybrush of some sort?

Rob said...

I like them quite a bit - there's nothing wrong with speed when they turn out like that! What material do you use for your Nazi flags? I'm looking to add some flavor to my Kradshutzen.

indierockclimber said...

@J- Just a drybrush!
@Rob- cut out a piece of paper, coat one side in white glue, and let it dry over night. Then draw the flag on the paper side. I also crumple it up over and over to make the paper less stiff so it looks more like fabric.

DL said...

good look for minimal effort!

BigLee said...

They look really cool.

jmilesr said...

I think they look great - the black lining appears to be a bit more subtle. Nice job on the uniform piping

Miles

AKCraig said...

i don't see a problem with this method they look great.

DanJr said...

Looks good!

Good use of dry brushing

Dirty Jon said...

For the flags, I hear that aluminum foil works as well -- probably doesnt take the paint as well.

jmezz382 said...

Great stuff Steve. Look great !

Dark said...

Looks great. Love the techniques used, especially if it is quick. How long did they take?

indierockclimber said...

Well, clean up and spray coating was maybe... 20 minutes of work total? The base coat another 10. Highlighting again 10, and decalling, weathering, and detailing was maybe 20. So... probably a little over an hour excluding time between steps.

Dark said...

That is fast, does that include the commander? I am broken so I take way too long on everything. Also your panzer IIs are great.

indierockclimber said...

Yeah it is a really fast technique- significantly faster than most of my paint jobs for armor. Typically I do black lining with an artist pen which takes quite a bit of time.

The commanders didn't take too much longer- maybe an additional 10 minutes total for both of 'em

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