[2003]
USMC Additions

I managed to paint the rest of the minis today, good start into the year finishing the first project early on :-)


[2003]
USMC Additions

Today I painted the boots, desert BDUs and woodland vests.


[2003]
USMC Additions

After all the 28mm stuff, I needed a change. Having some more USMC vehicles in the unpainted lead pile, I need some more Marines for crew when they exit their vehicles. At the same time, I paint up some more Humvee hatches, two closed ones and 3 Mk19 grenade launchers with gunner.


[15mm IABSM]
South of Cherbourg

The Army force is done. I now have an infantry company of 3 platoons each of 3 rifle squats (1 SMG NCO, 1 BAR, 8 rifles), 1 platoon of 3 60mm mortars, various big men and of course the company command with 5 bazooka teams.

The company is supported by a battallion level machine gun platoon of 4 MMGs; and is accompanied by a Forward Observer Team.

  • Rifle Company Headquarters

  • Rifle Company Rifle Squad I

  • Rifle Company Rifle Squad II

  • Rifle Company Rifle Squad III

  • Rifle Company Weapons Platoon

  • Battallion Machine Gun Platoon

  • Forward Observer Team

Some spare models that do not fit into the rifle company organization, but will certainly be of use at one point in time.


[15mm IABSM]
South of Cherbourg

Greenery is applied, only the varnish is missing now.


[15mm IABSM]
South of Cherbourg

The bases are ready painted, the brown highlighted with a lighter brown and an ochre drybrush in my usual style, then individual stones and pebbles picked out in a medium grey or grey blue and drybrushed stone grey.

All that needs to be done now is adding some static grass and then the final varnish.


[15mm IABSM]
South of Cherbourg

All the bases are basecoated. I hate painting sand... so many undercuts...


[15mm IABSM]
South of Cherbourg

I smoothed out the ground around the integral bases of the models, then glued sand and small pebbles on top.


[15mm IABSM]
South of Cherbourg

It is about time I get these models off the to do list, they are pending for long enough.

I applied an oil wash using Winsor & Newton lamp black and Sansodor to all the models. When this is dry, I will go over them with Sansodor again, where the miniatures are too dark. Then I can start finishing the bases.


[15mm IABSM]
South of Cherbourg

The US Army models are all painted in base colours. Next step is to remove the models from the wooden sticks and glue them to their bases.