Tuesday, 1 November 2011

20mm WW2 Early War German Heer Infantry Squad.

Started to finish off my early war German infantry platoon from CP Model Miniatures (TQD Range), these were a bit of a debate for me as they are relaxed and marching poses but they do no other poses than these and I will need to add other ranges for mortar crews and HMGs but they are really lovely figures.

I need to do their collar flashes and have ordered a paint pen to help with this (started to do this with a paintbrush and had to walk away and calm down or figures would have suffered), I like the marching poses but some people prefer action poses and I should have the whole platoon finished by the end of the week.

What do you think?








51 comments:

  1. Nice work with great attention to detail

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  2. What I think is that you did a great job on them Fran! The poses look really good to me! That one drinking is my favorite!

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://peterscave.blogspot.com/

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  3. They look great and painting collars on Germans has brought many choice words to my lips that would make a drunken sailors blush.

    Christopher

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  4. Fantastic work, they look superb.

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  5. Very very nice painting Fran. Really like the poses. Understand your frustration re the collars too.

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  6. Ah! We German again! However, looks, nevertheless, good!!!

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  7. I like the idea of having both action figures and these relaxed figures. It's like having the village details you include. That extra touch of reality is pleasing to the eye and better historically as well.

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  8. Nice figures, and very good paint-job. I know what you mean about collars. A pain in the....
    /J

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  9. Fantastic paint job. I really appreciated the close ups to have a good look at them. I think the relaxed posture makes them stand out more.

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  10. Great paint job on those Fran. The relaxed marching poses are great. I really like the facial expression on the blonde guy in the second pic.

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  11. Those look great, well done!

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  12. Very nice. You did a great job on these. I'm looking forward to seeing how you do with the collar tabs.

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  13. Very nice bunch of troops,Sir. Could be they are relaxing during advance, dreaming and chatting about the Vaterland, and are strolling unawares into an ambush of the "long sleep."

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  14. The little blonde guy looks so happy! lol.

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  15. These look the part Angry, there well painted, but is there any reason you didnt use AB minis ? cause I'm sure your Fallschirmjager are AB minis right ?

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  16. I think I have some of these in the basement. I don't think they will ever have collars...

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  17. Really nice paintjobs there Fran.

    The cool thing about relaxed poses they can be used for stealth raids etc wandering sentries whilst commandos or OSS Agents are sneaking around the town.

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  18. Wow, really great job on those. Love all the tiny details and cool poses.

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  19. The Extraordinarii: They only do mid to late war, the FJ are all purpose.

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  20. Yeah the poses are so lifelike. Not stiff like the green army guys.

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  21. These look fantastic. I hope you'll do game posts once the painting's done and the Sealion games begin. Very exciting stuff.

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  22. Good job on this group. I like the poses. They'll look great sauntering past a hidden MG.

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  23. Great painting Fran! I like the blonde guy...very aryan!!! You should have said I bought a few different colour paintpens for when I painted Posties Pirates, you could have used them!!! Twat!

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  24. Super once more the blokes (mench ?)with the helmets slung are really good

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  25. Lovely looking figures. Makes a nice change to see non-action types.

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  26. They look nice but I'm definitely part of the group that prefers the marching units.

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  27. I so can't comment on this with any real sense of conviction becaus I don't get this type of hobby, but I do get people who are passionate about things they're in to. Well done.

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  28. i thought ther uniforms were green...

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  29. That's great quality and especially at 20mm; you've got to be pleased with them.

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  30. They look great! Must take a lot of precision.

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  31. Excellent work Lurker - I prefer late war Germans as their uniforms were less ornate and less stressful to paint as a result (less piping and cuffs etc) ;)

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  32. Some nice poses here, I like those relaxed figs a lot. Great job on the painting and now try that pen. Let us know if it survives the first attempts.

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  33. I'm glad to hear you walked away before the decapitations started. Paint pens are a neat idea. I've not used one before but they sold often at the fabric shop.

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  34. nice touch of blonde hair. :)

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  35. Really nice finish Angry L,

    I like the more relaxed posed figures myself as they can be used with 1/72 and 1/76 scale dioramas.

    Not sure if Tony B was aiming for a cross over between wargaming and modelling (to catch both markets?). Maybe took his inspiration from the early war news reels and pics in books with the German army strolling across europe up to 41?

    Whatever, cool figures!
    Awe ra best
    Paul

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  36. Great work! Very well done, indeed :D

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  37. GERMANS!!
    really this is great, following your blog again!!

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  38. I like the happy, chubby blond guy. It's like he's on vacation.

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  39. Freakingly realistic detailed work. It looks like they're coming in for the kill in one picture. But most of them look like they're on the way to a brothel for beers and some nice, relaxing fun. :)

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  40. Very nice work. Their poses remind me of that old joke:

    Q: Why do the French have so many trees along their roads?

    A: Simple, so the Germans can walk in the shade...

    :)

    Curt

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  41. nice figs, great paint job.

    -- Allan

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  42. Nicely done yet again.....you must have shelves and shelves of tiny men by now!!

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  43. I like some of these poses really, but action ones would be better for an actual game. These are more standing around looking cool in a collection poses.

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