Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Khurasan Painted 15mm Modern North Korean Infantry.........

....plus improvised commander and aide!

Got these last year and painted them for a painting challenge, I spoke to the Khurasan guy/gentleman not too long ago (end of May this year) about the promised support elements........
 "......... the platoon weapons have been made for the NKs. Just waiting for them to be painted up for sale. Mortar team, PK machine gun, DshK HMG, and sagger team."


I had spoke to him last year about a command for the NKs but it didn't sound promising due to costs so I bought a Khurasan sci-fi mid tech command squad for a likely looking leader and the last picture (the worst picture) shows officer plus female aide, these will do until something better comes along!

The eyesight is getting worse or it's time for the magnifying glass, those collar tabs are a little untidy!
Their armour can be seen here.












98 comments:

  1. 15 mm is a bitch to paint! Yet you still make it look easy mate!

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  2. Good job, Fran.
    Oh and - hail to the emperor!

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  3. Thanks a bunch of angry North Koreans! Good looking stuff Angry!

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  4. Ah, the Dear Leader, Slim Jung Wel and his honour guard.

    Nice work on these Fran

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  5. Fran, I can fully emphasise with your failing eyesight problem. I have to go in for an operation to get my cataracts removed. I've been told by quite a few people it'll be the best thing that could happen for me. It may be that you might need an eye test. Ive known for a few years now that I had cataracts but it wasn't until l recently visited my opticians that I found out how badly they had become. Believe me, you should take the utmost care of your eyesight.

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    1. You're right Bryan but I'm still young.......in spirit?

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  6. Suitable troops, General, for crossing the border into Rayonia and establishing your sovereign rule of this land. Well done.

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    1. There's rumours they've joined forces with Rayonia!

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  7. Well done General Ang-Ry-Fran!

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  8. Very nice mate. I do look forward to a bat rep at Posties. But we all know wargaming is 90% is preparing for the game and only 10% playing. Still I will be interested in a game when you sort one out.

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  9. Look good to me!
    The bane of growing older...

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  10. They are great, except there is no such thing as a "modern" Best Korean army! :P
    I hope you start getting younger soon, that ought to help your eye sight!

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  11. As long as they open a can of Whoop Ass on Ray, I don't mind. They do look good though

    ian

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  12. Nice looking troops Fran. The Generals Aide is quite saucy!

    My vision is so bad that I can't pass the vision test to get a drivers license anymore. Doesn't stop me from driving though :0)

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    1. You people have heard about that strange and rare commodity called glasses or spectacles (and I don't mean Ray eating a BLT) right? :-P

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  13. They look great Fran.

    I get the whole eyesight thing. I've been using a magnifying lamp for years now, and recently I've started working in 54mm...

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    1. 54mm........I like the sound of that!

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  14. Nicely done. You even painted the collar tabs, I would not have bothered!

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    1. So much green, needed to tone it down a wee bit.

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  15. Awesome job indeed and blah, old age sucks a ton

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  16. Nice to see some figures on the blog again Fran, And as for eyesight?? the least said the better!!

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  17. I remember when my buddy and I were teachers in Ilsan, South Korea and we said if the North Koreans come down the highway we would feed them instant noodles to slow them down, as they'd be so hungry, then as they ate UN troops could conter attack

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    1. Good plan, we'll have to put it in the rules.

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  18. They look great Fran I love the medals on the general.

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  19. Fiendish orientals ? I think my days of painting 15mm or anything smaller are gone, you've got year left.

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    1. Just a year.....the horror!

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    2. AArrghhh, but for an 's' you could have had years

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  20. Tidy work Fran, oh and I love that new blog header pic!

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  21. Great looking Commies, Fran! Best, Dean

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    1. Communism still rocks.......somewhere?

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  22. Good painting Comrade! You've got a great 1-2 punch with all the armor and all the foot. Just in case, you better paint up a tactical nuke.

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    1. Fair enough, need a 15mm suitcase model!

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  23. 'Sup Fran!! Looking good!!

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  24. Nice looking troops Fran, and your three new friends on the top of the blog are very cute!

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  25. Looking good, Fran.....I do love Monty's idea for the tactical nuke!!! (BTW, just trying to send you an email as well)

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  26. Very nice work there Fran!

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  27. You are too hard on yourself Fran. They look ace mate!

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  28. Dear Leader would be very pleased.

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  29. You know the saying, Fran, you're your own worst critic. They look fantastic to me.

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  30. Given how incredibly small they are, no wonder it is a hard task, Fran

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  31. Great job Fran.
    My eyes are struggling at 28mm dude.

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  32. Very nice looking figures Fran. Painting the collar tabs on 15mm figures will tested the patience (and eyesight) of any man, great results.

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  33. Very nice and interesting force. I think 15mm is really difficult to paint, so great job!!!

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  34. Good gosh, my eyeballs would be so sore. Well done, you.

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  35. well done Fran I do not know how you paint 15mm I can just about see them lol

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  36. Time for a Crazy Anne story Here's the set up. We've got these Japanese Beetles here that come in massive swarms and they eat roses. They have no natural predators and they are immune to all pesticides. The only way to keep them from eating your roses is to knock them off your plants.

    So, I go out and buy two toy squirt guns. I've got one in each hand and I'm pretending I'm a gunslinger,. I'm shouting "Die you bastards die!" as I shoot them. I'm having loads of fun, running and shouting out loud when I turn around. In the alley is a couple with a baby in a pram standing stock still staring at me. They look both horrified and scared. Unperturbed, I yell "I've got to kill these feckin beetles!" Well let me tell you, they scurried down that alley with that baby pretty damn quick :0)

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    1. Now that is quality, what do you do afterwards, squash them?

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    2. Yeah, I squish the guts right out of them. Makes a satisfying crunch before their innards explode :0)

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    3. Oh man, I just watched two super cool WWII documentaries. One was 3D Spies of WWII. It was about the aerial recon pilots that flew Spitfires to find hidden installations in Germany. The other was on the ships sunk at Guadalcanal. The same dude that found the Titanic took vets from America, Japan and Australia with him to find the sunken ships on the 50th Anniversary. Seriously good war footage on that one too. What a cluster fuck Guadalcanal was.

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    4. Guadalcanal plus a lot of other island hopping turned in to disasters for the Marines, sounds like a great documentary!

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  37. Nice paint work on the North Koreans

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  38. I hear you on the eyesight! I dabble a little with watercolors and such but I now have to wear my reading glasses to work and it just isn't the same as when I didn't need to wear them. But I guess it's true what they say: that getting old isn't for sissies.

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    1. I started to wear my glasses now and again and kept taking them off but now they're permanently on!

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  39. That are some very good painted minis there Fran! Like them!

    Greetings
    Peter

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