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Friday, 31 August 2012

Zvezda's - Kit 6105 - German Infantry 1939 - 1942

Good day everyone!

Last night I finished painting some marching German soldiers, that I got from Zvezda's kit (#6105 - German Infantry 1939 - 1942). I think I got the right 'Field-Grey' colour for them, and no, I am not talking about Vallejo's VMC 70.830 German Field Grey, but Vallejo's Panzer Aces Paint #335 [German Tankcrew II (Feldgrau)], which is as Grey as the Germans should be in reality (I was reading a lot of comics as a youngster, and I always thought of Germans as dressed in a 'grey' uniform). :-)

Even though they are not very suitable for wargames purposes, I need them for some terrain pieces I want to make. The next tutorial will be about one of them, that I am about to finish (probably tomorrow or the day after).

So in the meantime, while I am preparing it, look at the photos of the figs, and stay tuned for the next tutorial. :-)






If you want to see more photos of the terrain pieces who stand in the back of the figures, you could see this post and this post as well.

I hope you like them.
T.

28 comments:

  1. To me it's the classic German colour, nice one Thanos!

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    1. Thanks Fran. I am glad you like them!

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  2. Nice!
    Maybe I'd have adjusted the angle of one or another head a bit, so that they don't entirely look like clones :)
    But that's definitly a beautiful paintjob you delivered there Thanos! High level of skill! :)

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    1. Thank you Mojo. All I can do is practice, practice and practice.

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  3. Superb figs and nice basing. The Art of Tactic series is very inviting but I had yet done some AFVs only.

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    1. Thank you Andrew. Zvezda does make some winderfullu sculpted figs.

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  4. They look great Thanos and will be nice eye candy as part of terrain pieces. Very much looking forward to the tutorial. Who knows, one day I may paint up a proper group of military figures and shock the entire blogoshpere!!

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    1. You have already shocked the blogosphere dear. Trust me! :-) your painting with you practicing on it is getting better and better! Day by day.thank you for your as always, kind words!

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  5. Nice work, Sir. The gray is spot on IMHO.

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    1. Thanks Jay!
      Germas are grey,
      British are brown,
      Americans are green
      and Russians are khaki! :-)

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  6. They look pretty perfect to me Sir.

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    1. Thank you Michael. They came out good enough. Nth more nth less. :-)

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  7. interesting name, Zvezda means "star" in Serbian :)

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    1. And in Russian as well Nate! Thank you! :-)

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  8. They do look very good, I agree, changes in the angle of the head would make them better, my only issue is the cost of Zvezda 1/72nd 4 fig packs, if I buy them of the shelf at my local hobby shop, they work out to be the same price as AB figs, and as nice as they are, I would much prefer ABs, but you have done a gret job on these.

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    1. Thank you Dan. I totally agree with you.. The thing is that I cannot make small orders for Ab figs. I have to get 3-4 packs per order in order to minimize the postage costs.

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  9. awsome work and cannot wait for the next tutorial!

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    1. Thx Gowan. I just uploaded it! :-) enjoy!

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  10. Sweet looking painting Thanos. Really nice choice in colours.

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    1. I have an obsession with colour consistency. Especially when it has to do with Germans. I am very happy that you liked them Paul. Thank you!

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  11. Excellent work Thanos!

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

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  12. Nice work and, at last, my quest for perfect fieldgrau is complete! By the way, do these models mix well with otjer 20mm models?

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