Sunday, 13 April 2014

Modern UK Infantrymen - Part One

The vast majority of these 6mm "GHQ" miniatures come from the "Micro Armour" blister N139 Modern UK Individual Infantrymen and have been based in order to form a simple Rifleman Section's Fireteam, complete with Corporal stand (i.e. base with kneeling figure pointing and radio operator).

The models were initially undercoated with an old 'out of production' pot of "Citadel" Foundation Knarloc Green, in order to fit in with the colour scheme of the first batch of "GHQ" figures I painted a couple of years ago. However, as the miniatures are so tiny, I thought they'd prove an excellent test for the shading capabilities of "The Army Painter" Quickshade Ink Strong Tone. I've heard it discussed on a recent podcast that its every bit the equal of the "Citadel" wash Devlan Mud my original "Micro Armour" British were all shaded with, and I wasn't disappointed.
I then dry-brushed the models with more "Citadel" Knarloc Green to bring out their detail, before 'picking out' the soldier's footwear, weapons, hands and faces with "Coat D'Arms" Black. The areas of skin were then painted using a combination of "Vallejo" Heavy Skintone and "Citadel" Ogryn Flesh wash.

 The mortar and two anti-aircraft models are from the "Micro Armour" blister N140 Modern UK Individual Infantry Weapons. Whilst the two armoured personnel carriers are from N59 Spartan APC.
I've managed to start painting a few more "GHQ" models, such as some (wheeled) armour personnel carriers, in order to offer my British sections the option of being mounted within vehicles and being far more mobile. 

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