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28 August 2017

Comrade! (Part 23 - Soviet Veterans Squad WIP) [And a wee distraction]

Not had much energy for painting of late, so these have sat in a "mostly done" state for a while, until this last weekend.

These are the first five of Warlord's Soviet Veteran metal sculpt squad. A nice set with some crisp interesting design elements. The only complaint about these minis is that there is no obvious loader mini for the LMG team. I sorted that out though by lazily sticking a plastic LMG magazine pouch onto one of the most likely of them to be the loader. (He's being painted up right now though)

Lighting's not great, but you get the idea.



The distraction was this cheeky impulse buy, a see-thru green plastic Reaper Bones mini called "The Summoning" (I believe). I just liked the sculpt and knew it'd be a fun exercise in Slapping on washes and harsh highlighting. I think I got the look I was aiming for. No idea what it'll be used as, but it looks cool in the display case so that's enough for me. :)

The sculpt is supposed to depict three nude ghostly girls/ladies all entwined in spirit smokes or fire, etc. 





Cheers!

24 comments:

  1. What a perfect miniatures Dai!
    Love your work!

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    1. Always so kind with your comments mate, thankyou!

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  2. Marvellous winter soviets Dai, with some really nice basing too, and a very nice distraction indeed. Great posting imho :-)

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    1. Thanks everso Simon. The distraction was really just am excuse to stop painting uniforms! For a bit at least.

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  3. At this point Mr. Dai it must be said that your snow is more realistic that actual snow. Nicely done as always.

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  4. The 'Rule of cool' should always come first!

    Top stuff

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    1. I think you are correct on that matey. Cheers!

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  5. Very tasty comrade, you have some of the best snow bases around :)

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  6. Always nice to give in to the odd impulse. And it worked out really well on that lovely model. Great stuff!

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  7. Fantastic work all around, man - Good stuff!

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  8. Good looking Sovs, and I like that Reaper figure. I haven't seen it before. Keep on plugging away.

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    1. Thanks Sean. I'd not seen it prior either, but it is a really fun sculpt and fun to paint too.

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  9. Who has time to paint miniatures that aren't going to be used for a game?!

    You must be one of those people who paint for fun. 😀

    Looks good!

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    1. Heh, yeah. Which doesn't really make sense considering I have so many gaming minis that require my attention!

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  10. Great looking soviets and a nice fun figure!
    Best Iain

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    1. Appreciate the kind words Iain! :)

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  11. Great looking start to the squad. The ghosts look cool. You coud always use it as a statue or something.

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    1. Thanks Simon - I was thinking the very same thing.

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