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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

British Airborne, 2nd drop

Up today is a British Airborne section.  There's lots of character in these Artizan Design figs. They were a pleasure to paint from start to finish.  They'll reinforce a Chain of Command commission I painted earlier this year.



I also finished a couple of drivers. In time, they'll be promoted from driving bottle caps to jeeps!
Since I was on a WW II painting kick, I pulled out my Chain of Command jump off markers and painted them up as well.  The resins from TooFatLardies take paint quite nice. I don't have any WW II troops of my own so this is putting the cart, er, barrel,  before the horse.  I'll post these up for sale rather leave them in a drawer while I mull over my WW II painting options.
At the risk of inducing whiplash in my readers, I'm jumping back in time for Dark Age painting and then comes a large run of Old West!  

38 comments:

  1. Excellent work, Monty!
    I like the way the DPM turned out. Not as greenish as my paintsheme...

    Cheers
    Stefan

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    1. Thanks Stefan! It is a bit tricky and I'm glad I didn't have to paint up say 4 platoons worth of DPM.

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  2. Very nice foray into WW2, Monty. Lovely work on the camo, helmet covers and berets. Great looking bunch of Paras. Best, Dean

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    1. Thanks Dean, second time in is always easier!

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  3. awesome.......really nice! :o) color tones are great!

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    1. Thanks Phil! I wonder what the modifier for a light chariot would be against airborne? ;-)

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  4. Excellent work as usual, love the barrels and the Paras...

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  5. Superb work Sir, not to mention topical.

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    1. Thanks Michael, and good point. I wish I'd dropped a little historical color down with this post.

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  6. Your paras are fantastic! Your CoC Jump Off Markers look cool as well with especially nice shading and highlighting.

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    1. Thanks Jonathan, you are very kind! For battlefield color, I was quite happy with how they turned out.

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  7. Great work Monty, I must work on getting a background like that for my efforts

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    1. Andrew, thanks! I'll send you a separate email for the company that makes these backgrounds. I made some from scratch with watercolor but this is a step better.

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  8. Jesus these are nice! Those faces are particularly well painted and those markers are super cool. I thought these were for commission as I remember the others.

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    1. Well, you just put a big smile on my face. And good memory! These fellows will leave my table and joint up a couple of platoons I painted already.

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  9. Beautiful work, and well photographed too :-)

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    1. Red, thanks! That means alot as I'm not always happy with my photography. I'd say I need to buy a new camera but a workman doesn't blame his tools, does he? ;-)

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  10. Those are quite stunning Monty, cracking work!

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  11. You've really hit your straps with all those paras, Monty; excellent work! But be careful not to get camo fatigue...!

    Love the objective markers as well, nice bit of set dressing there.

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    1. Lol, thanks Evan. They are a good bit of color!

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  12. Looking great Monty!

    Great to see that your hand must be back to normal!

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    1. Thanks Burkhard, it's a relief to be out of the bandages!

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  13. Lovely work Monty! Yor take on the Denisons looks spot on.

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    1. Thanks Moiterei! One day, splinter camo? Maybe not! ;-)

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  14. Very nice Monty – looking good!

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    1. Jonas, I can't wait to see some of your DB Raiders. I've got some painting for that coming up next!

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  15. Really like the camo Monty, you've got it clear without it being cartoony.

    FMB

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