Friday, 3 October 2014

Modern Middle Eastern Alliance Fedayeen - Part Two

These four bases of 6mm "GHQ" miniatures form part of a larger Fedayeen Squad I've been painting as a Frontline Asset for my Middle Eastern Alliance (MEA) army. Originally the force consisted of a unit leader, accompanied by five stands of soldiers armed with assault rifles. These additional stands give the squad some much needed specialist weapon support in the form of two SVU sniper rifle stands and two AT-13 Sexhorn-2 anti-tank missile system stands.
All four bases utilise models taken from the "Micro Armour" stock codes TW1 Mujahadin Individual Infantrymen and TW2 Mujahadin Individual Heavy Weapons. The models were initially undercoated with "Vallejo" White, washed with "Citadel" Nuln Oil and dry-brushed with more "Vallejo" White in order to bring out their detail. I then 'picked out' the soldier's footwear, weapons, hands and faces with "Citadel" Abaddon Black. The areas of skin were painted using a combination of "Vallejo" Heavy Skintone and "Citadel" Ogryn Flesh wash. Many of the models were additionally adorned with one or two ammunition belts, which I painted using a second hand pot of "Vallejo" Brass followed by a wash of "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade.
In addition I’ve finally knuckled down and started to progress painting of my 15mm “The Ion Age” miniature collection. This particular lead/resin mountain has swelled quite considerably in recent months due to the company releasing a plethora of excellent looking vehicles and terrain pieces, as well as numerous new infantry models – all of which come at a fantastic discount if pre-ordered. As a result I’ve managed to finish painting this Retained Knight Anvil 888 launcher team and should soon have them based up ready for the battlefield.


  1. Thats some cracking work on the MEA figs, you really do turn out so great looking 6 and 10mm looking stuff! The Ion age stuff too is looking more and more tempting to me, I love the retro knight look to te figures and though it not a colour scheme i would have considered the blue and red (crimson fist inspired) look really suits them. But when are you going to finish Jenna and the boys?

  2. Many thanks for the kind comments on the 6-10mm front. I have two more bases of Fedayeen to do and then the large squad is complete. I've actually been beavering away on Roj Blake in the background, and picked up some stunning 40mm pulp super-hero models based upon the mags from the 1930's and 1940's. Just so much to paint.

  3. Oooo! looking forward the 40mm stuff now!

  4. Just basing the first two up now. The Shadow verses... Frankenstein's Monster. Lovely big sculpts by the Late great Jim Bowen. Hopefully have them as a WIP for my next "Ion Age" posting. Hoping to have a battle rep up for tomorrow.