So I was asked to paint up one of the box sets for my good mate Ken. I have to admit on first inspection I was not keen on the quality of the castings. Some figures especially the radio operator looked a bit squashed and so did the kneeling RPK gunner, flash as ever was a severe problem on all the figures.
Anyhow here are a festival pics of them.
So i now have some support weapons to paint up now.
So i have finally finished all my tree bases which i had planned for my Afghan terrain, the majority are for lining roads or edges of fields etc, the bigger pieces are to represent small copses or woods.
I might look at doing orchards for some compounds in the future but for now this was enough for me.
I also managed to put together a small overgrown park and finished painting the next building for my Dropzone terrain. It just needs that overgrown look on it.
It looks more like an overgrown graveyard than a park. I have tried to keep down the number of trees to allow movement of vehicles or placement of troops within it!
So here are the city walls for my drop-zone boards they are painted to match my terrain boards so have a grey hue and the basing has a smattering of flock to match. I have given them some battle damage, just so people can by pass the walls. and added in some drop in pieces of rubble as well.
I have just the two river sections to finish off and then the park.
The river I was thinking of something different so instead of blue or green, I was thinking of yellow or red.
I then have some extra fill ins of trees and under growth and bushes to make to break up line of sight and some more ruined car bases for the roads.
Other ideas will be a road bridge for the river to match up with the Blotz raised road system.
This is what i got done last night! Below are the Afghan compound walls undercoated
The below pic shows some with there final paint job, inside the compound can be seen two stands of trees made with some off cuts of 3 mm MDF and some corrugated card which will be used to become the gates for the compound.
There are two replacement walls with large holes in them to represent breaching, which will be swapped out with a normal wall, i also had the idea of adding in two "T" pieces which will allow me to connect two compounds together with an interconnecting door between them.
I still need to make the "T" pieces and a further short wall to replace the breach as got carried away and forgot where i was going with the plan....
I will give update on the Dropozone city walls tomorrow i hope!