But unfortunately weather turned bad. Some hot air from Africa turned our part of Germany into a mixtures of oven and steamer. To be honest I like typical British weather as much as tea, biscuits or some nice fish & chips. Thus that subtropical sauna weather was just terrible to me. Even thinking of work made me sweat... Under those hard conditions it took until yesterday evening until I finished the first squad:
|The whole squad|
1. DPM smock:
Basecolour: VMC #70.823 "Luftwaffe Camouflage Green"
Camouflage 1: VMC #70.818 "Red Leather"
Camouflage 2: VMC #70.824 "German Camouflage Ocre"
VMC #70.921 "English Uniform"
VMC #70.821 "German Camouflage Beige"
Formula P3 "Khardic Flesh" and Citadel "Elf Flesh"
5. Wooden Parts:
VMC #70.940 "Saddle Brown"
6. Blackened metal parts:
VMC #70.995 "German Grey"
Afterwards I painted some Armypainter Quickshade Dark Tone on the figures and added some final highlights after drying.
I know I adumbrated the DPM only but I like the result. It complies with my humble skills and gives an idea of the DPM even at wargaming distance.
Here are some detail shots of the boys:
|Two troopers kneeling down and watching the surrounding area eagerly.|
|Corporal Williams throwing a hand grenade at a German MG-42 position.|
|Private Miller providing protective fire while Private Atkins is advancing.|
|Bren loader Private Jenkins catching up.|
|Lance Corporal Johnson rushing forward.|