Tuesday, January 17, 2012

20mm Command Decision WW2

Happy New Year to everyone. I have been very busy recently painting, just haven't been too fussed about taking photos as well as I seem to struggle to take pictures late at night. So a day off today on "Daddy day care" so I took some pictures in the sun (And still struggled due to Arabella trying to grab everything).

I have drafted 5 blog posts on the other projects I have going so I can add more detail as to what I'm doing instead of having one mega post. Todays post is 20mm WW2 !

The above figures are A Company, 1st Battalion Royal Fusiliers,  5th Indian Brigade, 4th Indian Division.
(My grandfather's unit)

One of my favourite periods, and such a good source of memories from my teenage days fighting Ion - Desert WW2 British, Italian and German (....and Japanese).  Below are some platoons of115 Shutzen Regiment, 15th Panzer Division. A mix of Airfix and Italeri DAK figures.



I am painting a company at a time of each country, just to make it varied and interesting aswell and so far it has been fun.Painting plastic 1/72 figures brings back such memories, being 13 or14 watching the World Series Cricket on TV3 while painting ww2 (And most likely high as a kite on the fumes from Humbrol Enamel paints). In the garage I have a large box full of ww2 models (Made and unmade), figures and resin vehicles and I plan to have 5 "Armies" so I will make a company at a time, I have no fixed deadline, but as 1/72 paint quite easily I'll just plug away at them. So on a tray I have - 1 company each of Germans, British, Japanese and Italian and I'll just work my way up.

The Forces

1941 8th Army (4th Indian Division)- Airfix and SHQ Infantry and a mix of Resin and plastic Vehicles.
D.A.K (115 Sch├╝tzen Regiment and 1/8 Panzer Bn, 15th Panzer Division 1941. - Airfix, Italeri infantry and all plastic vehicles.
1941 Italian - (60th Infantry Division Sabratha)-Airfix, SHQ and Waterloo Infantry and Resin vehicles
Japanese - I have tonnes of them for some reason so what the hell ! I do have some Americans somewhere, but I've never been to fussed on painting Americans for some reason.

Below some Japanese infantry of the Saipan Defense Force.





Cheers

3 comments:

Rodger said...

Very nice work Paul. Happy New Year to you and your family. Lets hope this year is a little less rocky.

Jacko said...

Thanks and same to you. Im only starting to repair the nappies broken in the Feb quake so I hope we dont get anymore.

Uncle Brian said...

Nice looking troops - painting up a company at a time is a great idea! what size bases are you using for your CD forces, or are the ones pictured only temporary?

Kind regards,

Brian