Monday, May 10, 2010

More Messing About With WW2 Camouflage

Everything I seemed to be working on over the weekend had some camouflage. I have some SS troops and some fallschirmjägers I’m working on and can’t quite nail down a pattern to use for either.

(Remember: click on the pictures for a bigger version)

Here’s the Fallschirmjägers. They’re all from Bolt Action Miniatures. Because I keep “experimenting” with different schemes they’re doubtless going to end up looking a ragtag lot… I’m still not entirely happy with the smock patterns… but… whatever…

A couple SS troops I picked up off Ebay. They were listed as “West Wind?” but I’m not sure…

On the left is the pea-dot pattern I’ve done lots on 20mm figures and have refined a bit and am rather happy with it… The fellow on the right is in, I think, an earlier pattern. I was feeling inspired by the awesome job Beccas did on his Panzer-Grenadiers over at Wargamer Blue - while I don’t think I quite got it quite like Beccas did, I’m still fairly pleased with the results.

Not sure if I should do a mishmash of different schemes for these guys or just settle on one… I’ll probably just settle on one… and it’ll probably be the pea-dot scheme… we’ll see.

An odd German infantryman in a smock from Artizan Designs. I was shooting for the splinter pattern and he turned out so-so… I don’t know.. splinters aren’t angular enough…?

A russian sniper from First Corps (another odd item picked up off ebay…). Damn… it looks like I forgot to paint the rifle sling!?

Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:

Nuthin but WW2 28mm-madness on the horizon…


  1. Tim, looks like a good job to me.

    I am curious about those First Corps Russians. How do they look next to a Bolt Action Figure? I had a look at their website and their Russian figures look great.

  2. Thanks Paul!

    The First Corps Russians seems a bit on the Beefy side. I only have the sniper and an MG team. I'm just finishing up the MG team and will likely post pictures today or tomorrow - I'll post a comparison shot with the Bolt Action MG team.

  3. Thanks for that picture Tim. Your right, they look way to big to stick in a unit of BAM figures.

  4. The models look very nice.

    Do you have a set of Rules in mind?

    I love Flames of War but love the look of some 28mm figures especially BAM ones.



  5. Thanks Allan!

    I use Savage Worlds for all my skirmish gaming. It's generic and simple and I just can't be bothered to learn and remember multiple sets of rules at this point.

    You can see some of these guys in action in the game reports over at Savage Timmy’s Playhouse (my other blog devoted to Savage Worlds).

    Disposable Heroes/Coffin for Seven Brothers is pretty good if you're looking for something specifically WW2 and a bit more detail.

  6. Hey, if you like FoW - there was a WW2 variant of 40K floating around the internet a while back...?!