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A mythical beast - a female wargamer! I got back into wargaming in the summer of 2011 after a very, very long break. My current interests are Ancients, ACW, 30YW and SciFi gaming.

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Finished: 28mm WW2 British Para Jeep Crews


That was a quick turnaround. I started painting these yesterday afternoon and finished them this afternoon. I even took plenty of time out to do other things like reading and watching painting tutorials on YouTube.

I used this batch to try out a couple of alternative colours for webbing, camo patches and the berets. I've actually decided to stick with the original webbing colours (but add an extra highlight step) and the original camo patch colours, but have come up with a better mix for the berets - the previous one looked a bit too "pink".

1st Corps Vehicle Crew


1st Corps Vehicle Passengers


Artizan Vehicle Passengers



I made a bit of a mistake when prepping two of these, cutting off the feet, as it means they can only be fitted inside the vehicle. I also need to find some weapons to add into the empty hands - I think I have a few somewhere.

I've removed the pins from all the figures. My original plan had been to leave a few mm of pin so that they could be added to the jeeps without being fixed. I'd even drilled holes into the jeeps to accommodate this; unfortunately not in quite the right positions! The 1st Corps crew and passengers have been glued into place:




I then decided to see how many figures I could fit into the jeeps:




As you can see, five per jeep seems to be about the limit. I might be able to squeeze six onto the Warlord jeeps which are slightly larger (and with less chunky crew figures than the 1st Corps ones). If you think those numbers are crazy (and riders sitting with their legs outside the jeep are even crazier), then you really should loo at various photos and movie clips - I've counted eight paras on one jeep (and a four or five in the trailer behind it).

Tomorrow I'll be making a start on painting the main force. I've split them up by weapon type and the half of each type will be done in each of the two Denison base colours. Once they are all done, I'll sort the infantry into sections, platoons and support teams.


13 comments:

  1. They look so good Tamsin, well done!

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  2. Fantastic looking crews Tamsin

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  3. Awesome work. I especially like the shadow effect. Gives such a sense of life and depth to these figures.

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  4. Faces, uniform colours and vehicules are so realistic!
    Bravo Tamsin!
    :-)

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  5. By George! - I think she's got it!

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  6. @ Michael A - thanks! :)

    @ Dave stone - cheers! :)

    @ Gowan - thanks! :)

    @ L'Empereur - merci! :)

    @ Herkybird - cheers! :)

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  7. Very nice, and I rally like the continuation of the Arnhem theme.
    Are the jeeps in the pics from 1 Corps and you also have some SAS desert jeeps from Warlord which you will be adding to your force?

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  8. Very nice. Like the figures and the painting style albeit that it is not my period.

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  9. @ Moif - cheers! Yes, those jeeps are from 1st Corps. I've also bought, but not yet prepped and assembled, one each of the British airborne jeeps from Warlord. :)

    @ Marinergrim - thanks! Having gone with a slightly desaturated look (suitable for a jungle environment) for my Aussies, I opted to go for a cleaner, brighter look for my paras - it's turned out rather nicely :)

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  10. Looking ace Tamsin! Really like the look of the jeeps and that you‘re going the extra mile by adding as many crew as possible.

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  11. @ feedmegames - thanks! :)

    @ Nick - cheers! I've left them with the 4 and 3 crew you see in the first pics; the Artizan figures have been left separate for now :)

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