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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 and haven't looked back since. I must admit that I seem to be more of a painter/collector than a gamer, but do hope to correct that at some point in the near future. My gaming interests span the ages, from the "Biblical" era all the way through to the far future. I enjoy games of all sizes, from a handful of figures up to major battles (see my megalomaniacally sized Choson Korean and Russian Sever Years War armies).

Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Finished: US Para HQ and 60mm Mortar Squads


Well, that's the first batch of 12 figures finished. If you are wondering about the delay, I decided to take Sunday and Monday off. I will be adding tufts to the bases later on, once all the figures are painted.

HQ Squad

Lt, 2LT, Staff sergeant and 3 riflemen

60mm Mortar Squad

The chap on the square base is the squad's Sergeant (a Junior Leader for Chain of Command).

The next batch of 12 are already on the table - the first of two rifle squads for the first platoon:

Since taking the photo above, I have got the flesh done and added the base coat for the uniform. 

Doug asked in the comments to a previous post if I would post my paint scheme. So, here goes.

Flesh - Beige Red; Flesh Wash; Beige Red + Basic Skintone; + Basic Skintone

Hair - various colours

Beanie caps - Brown Violet; + Sand Yellow; + Sand Yellow

Uniform - Brown Violet + Middlestone; + Middlestone + Sand Yellow; + Sand Yellow

Painted Metal - USA Olive Drab; + Brown Violet; + Sand Yellow

Helmet Scrim - drybrush Desert Sand

Webbing - Green Brown; + Sand Yellow; + Sand Yellow

Leather - Flat Brown; + Cavalry Brown; + Cavalry Brown + Sand Yellow

Wood - German Camo Black Brown + Mahogany Brown; + Mahogany Brown; + Sand Yellow

Gunmetal 1 - Black; + VMA Gunmetal; + VMA Steel

Gunmetal 2 - Black; Grey Green + VMA Gunmetal; + VMA Steel

Wash - AP Strong Tone diluted 1:2 with Vallejo Airbrush Flow Improver

Base - Flat Earth; drybrush Tan Yellow

Paints (all Vallejo Model colour unless indicated)

Beige Red - 70.804

Flesh Wash - Game Wash 73.204

Basic Skintone - 70.815 (now called Fleshtone)

Brown Violet - 70-837 (now called US Olive Drab)

Sand Yellow - 70.916 (alternatively use Buff 70.976 or Beige 70.917)

Middlestone - 70.882

USA Olive Drab - 70.889 (now called Olive Brown)

Green Brown - 70.879

Flat Brown - 70.984

Cavalry Brown - 70.982

German Camo Black Brown - 70.822

Mahogany Brown - 70.846

Black - 70.950

Gunmetal - 71.072

Steel - 71.065

Grey Green - 70.866


  1. Wonderful work on all Tamsin, and a very comprehensive paint list there

  2. These are superb Tamsin!
    Regards, James

  3. Those look just right to my eye, and the figures are worthy of your efforts too!

  4. Very well done Tamsin! Especially like the wounded chap

  5. @ Dave - thanks! Comprehensive but not complete - I haven't specified the mixes for hair, ropes, bandages and blood! :)

    @ James - cheers! :)

    @ Herkybird - thanks! :)

    @ Nick - cheers! I pity that poor chap - he's wounded bu they've got him carrying all that spare ammunition! :)