Monday, 24 June 2013

BUF Mortar Team


Firstly, apologies for the quality of the photos in this entry – I’ve just returned from a rather spiffing weeks holiday in Cornwall, marred only by the fateful introduction of my camera to a grain of sand, which has played merry hell with the shutter and focus mechanism. Consequently I am relying on the camera on my iPad – a beast which I have yet to fully get to grips with.


Anyway, back to the eye candy. This is a Great War Miniatures late war British mortar team that I bought second-hand from the Lead Adventure Forum.


I’ve painted the crew in BUF colours (an example, possibly, of BUF members in campaign fatigues?) in order to give my Three Counties Legion some extra oomph…


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  1. Nice miniatures. I like the basing. What is the mix that went into it?

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    1. Thanks Chris! The mix is a bit of everything - a grit mixture given to me by my mate Giles and some of my left over desert flock. The greenery is a mix of three different shades of flock bought from my local model shop.

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  2. These should liven up the party! Great job Sir.

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  3. They'll pack some punch!

    I like the sheepskin gillet.

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    1. Well that depends on my dice rolls! Knowing me it'll be more of a wet slap than a punch!
      Yeah, I was pleased how the sheepskin came out.

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  4. Rather spiffy, what? I like the shading on the faces, it makes them very expressive.

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    1. Thanks AJ, although the effect is purely accidental - I have yet to find a shade that is as good as Quickshade but doesn't ruin brushes like it does.

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  5. They look rather good there JP

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  6. Very nice indeed, John. Converting the GWM Great War figures to 1938 works perfectly!

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    1. Thanks! They do work a treat - I'd use them for my Herefordshires if I didn't already have a mortar team for them.

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