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African Bush Wars, with the odd bit of something else
Topic Started: 23 Dec 2011, 09:16 PM (17,063 Views)
☺Ash
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Not painted anything non 40k for quite a while, not seen anything that made me not want to paint more IG. Then, at Salute I picked up a couple of packs of very modern looking British infantry for Empress Miniatures. I dug them out of my bits box a couple of days ago, had a good look and the level of detail is insane. I had another go at MTP, looking at the pictures I think I messed up the size of the small light colour blotches but I can always redo . . .

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Think I might try a thin wash/filter of olive green oil paint.
Edited by Ash, 7 Jul 2017, 02:26 PM.
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Very Nice, both the models and your work on them. The issue with the blotches is not a big deal. At this scale its more a case of conveying the impression of the camo pattern rather than precise to scale. Only criticism? perhaps a bit dark on uniform. the Shade you have used would be Ok for the Cordura components (IE ammo pouches, back packs etc...) which will have harsher weathering which you have got just right, but the shirt and trousers could be a bit lighter.

They look damn good though.
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Good feedback, cheers mate.
The uniforms are too dark, almost look wet. I used a sort of two tone effect on the main colours; the green, Vallejo Reflective green over Russian uniform, but I think I covered up too much of the lighter shade. The brown bits are also too big. The trouble I have is that the models are so small, it's only once I look at a photo that I can see what's gone wrong. I think I also need better lighting . . .
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Mate, they are superb. What colours did you use out of interest? I was thinking of using that camo for guard ever since I saw the new Ross kemp series.
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I'll dig out the paints and add a list tomorrow . . .
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Here's the Mk2 paintjob, more green, more squiggles. I think I went off a bit half cocked the first time as I've got used to trying Multicam and MTP is a lot greener, less sand tones. Next squad I'm going to try starting with a light green base instead.

Colours used were all Vallejo: Dark sand, Buff, Russian Uniform, English Uniform, Reflective green, German Cam. Black/Brown + flesh tones.


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I recon these guys would be fairly easy to do leg swap conversions on . . .
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Those are very nice indeed. Great work.
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☺Easy E
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I have three words for you.

Force-on-Force

Great game, and these would be perfect.
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They look so cool! I love the goggles/glasses on them:) Lovely work:)
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Zomg - amazing work ash!
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☺Ash
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Came across these during a bit of random net surfing, Rhodesian RLI troopies and Selous Scouts. From a company called Under Fire Miniatures
Very nicely detailed minis (I even recognise some of the poses from pictures I've seen of actual soldiers), Only slight negative is they are 20mm, I'd have preferred 28mm as the camo pattern is hard enough at 1/35 scale!

I picked up RLI set 1, RLI 2 & Selous scout 2. Each set has a different number of minis (?) but by mixing them around and pinching one of the scout models I've got three sticks, each with a leader (radio/FN), 2 X FN and an MAG (one is an RPK with drum mag, but looks cool) plus three left over scouts (for doing test paintjobs)

Here's where they are at, cleaned, sanded, based and some primer (even managed to get my smallest drill-bit into the FN barrels:

Edited by Ash, 28 Aug 2017, 10:05 AM.
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Ash, check out Eureka Miniatures for 28mm Rhoddy stuff. They also make good ZANU / ZAPU models.

http://www.eurekaminusa.com/catalog.aspx?c=28mm%20Rhodesian%20War&cid=417&pageIndex=0

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Cheers FireStorm, funnily enough I was looking at their stuff on this site:

http://www.fighting15sshop.co.uk/south-african-wars-778-c.asp

Thought it a tad pricey as eight blokes was going to be 20 quid + 4 for p&p. The 15 20mm blokes cost me 14 inc the p&p!
More to my liking was the ones I bought are later war with regard to kit and uniforms, so should be more fun to paint . . .
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Done with these troopies for the moment, not bothered with dotting eyes etc yet (need smaller brush).
These are the smallest little blokes I've tried to paint yet


Rhodesian Light Infantry
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Selous Scouts
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Size comparison with IG grunt:

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Wow, those are some rather large 15s. Looking very spiffy!
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I just ordered a book on the Rhodesian War then log on to AB and see this plog :D
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Just took this as a size comparison and whilst it was up loading the bloody cat went for it. Not the shiney thing like any ordinary animal , but the little Selous Scout bloke.
Just had to perform a hot extraction from the mouth of moggie . . . one bent barrel and chipped paint on the hat brim . . .

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15s . . ?
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My bad, for some reason I had it in my mind that they were in 15mm not 20mm.

I've been very very interested in Force on Force + Rhodesian Bush War in 28mm and my interest is reaching "fine, I will start a project" level especially with HistoriCon on the horizon and the shelving of three projects.
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These were small enough, I think 15mm would make my eyes go on strike!

Any idea which minis you are going to go for?
These blokes are perfect (other than size) for later '70's, got the airbourne overalls and combat vests. The Eureka 28mm stuff looks very nice but kit wise quite early '70's - and costs more. Tracking down 1/48 scale Alouette III models is going to be a hobby in itself!
Edited by Ash, 28 Aug 2017, 10:09 AM.
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Start of the Air wing:

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