Wednesday, 20 November 2019
Finished: 28mm WW2 British Paras Batch 3
And the third batch are finished, at last. This project is rapidly approaching its end (until I buy a load of armed jeeps for the Recce Troop...).
The figures are a mix of Artizan, Crusader and Foundry.
The chappie in the kilt is meant to represent either Captain James Ogilvie or Lieutenant David Strathern of the Glider Pilot Regiment, both of whom flew in wearing their kilts.
Supports and Specialists
The chap in the blue-grey trousers is to represent one of the RAF personnel who were on the ground and joined in the defence of Oosterbeek; the chap in the green beret is to represent one of the Dutch commandos who were attached to 1st Airborne to act as interpreters. There's also a chap with a Vickers K gun for the Recce Squadron contingent.
The radio operator will be a forward observer.
While I had the airbrush station set up for the varnishing, I took the opportunity to prime a few bits and to put down the base colours on the jeeps, trailers etc:
That green might* look rather bright right now, but with some drybrushing, washes and a filter it will look right in the end (trust me - I've done it before!).
Tomorrow I will start painting the (for now) final foot figures for this project.
When they are finished I've got eight** vehicle crew figures to paint and then the vehicles, 3" mortar and 6 pounder.
* OK, it does
** I have another six crew figures but need to add weapons and packs to them.