Saturday, March 28, 2015

Chinese Warlords: Heavy Weapons

Progress on my Chinese warlord army continues with two heavy weapons units; a machine gun and mortar.

Both  units use the excellent Copplestone figures from their Back of Beyond range.


Of the two sets, I have to say the mortar team is my favorite, and that is all down to the third figure enjoying his noodles.  It's such a quirky figure to include, but makes for a very fun vignette.


I've predominately used my earlier blue greys for the uniforms, but also decided to include some green greys for a more rag tag look.  For these tones I used Vallejo German Fieldgrey WWII 830, Green Grey 886, and Green Grey 886/Green Grey 971 50:50 mix. The machine gun was painted Dark Sea Blue 898, then drybrushed with Gunmetal Grey 863 and Fieldblue 964. For the mortar I used Brown Violet 887, Russian Uniform WWII 924, then highlighted with Khaki Grey 880 and natural Steel 864.
 




8 comments:

  1. Just awesome! Keep painting mate these are miniature gold.

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  2. Fantastic paint job...love the design on the bowl!

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  3. Great looking vignettes, amazing job!

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  4. Splendid...love the bases and the shades on the uniforms.

    Well done!

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  5. Cor. very nice, lots of potential with them, the mind goes in overdrive.

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  6. That fellow with the noodles is just fantastic!

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  7. Excellent! Wow - that rice bowl is amazing!

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  8. Thanks Everyone! They were a lot of fun to paint

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