[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.


Empress Miniatures Kickstarter

This week the Empress Kickstarter package arrived. A complete platoon of Marines, three Oshkosh, mortar support and some additional models like SEALs.

If I only had enough time to paint all my purchases...


[2003]
USMC Infantry Squad with 3 Humvees

3rd fire team done. The model on the right is the Squad Leader.


[2003]
USMC Infantry Squad with 3 Humvees

2nd Fire Team done, one more and the squad is ready.


[2003]
USMC Infantry Squad with 3 Humvees

First Fire team done. I slightly changed the painting of the woodland camouflage, adding 70.940 Saddle Brown to 70.872 Chocolate Brown as a highlightning step, thus creating more contrast and making the brown more visible.

The 3 colour desert DCU was painted in the following way (all Vallejo colours):

  • 70.837 Pale Sand

  • 1/2 70.886 Green Grey1/2 70.928 Light Flesh

  • 1/2 70.940 Saddle Brown1/2 70.837 Pale Sand

  • 73.203 Umber Shade Wash

The Boots are

  • 70.977 Desert Yellow

  • 70.917 Beige

  • 73.203 Umber Shade Wash

Webbing is

  • 70.968 Flat Green

  • Secret Weapon Wash 008 Baby Poop

  • 1/2 72.094 Black Ink1/2 H2Oused to define lines between single items

  • 70.968 Flat Green


[2003]
USMC Infantry Squad with 3 Humvees

The Humvees and turret gunners are done except the mutt splattering. First fire team started.


[2003]
USMC Infantry Squad with 3 Humvees

I finished painting the Humvees by painting the tires black and the undercarriage in a black grey leaving the rust showing through.

They will receive some dust/mud airbrushed on to weather them and they still miss their rear antenna, but part from that they are done.


[2003]
USMC Infantry Squad with 3 Humvees

I painted the stowage on the two Humvees. Two in sand colour, one in woodland camouflage. At the same time as the woodland bag I also painted the vests of the .50cal gunners.

For the woodland I based the area in Vallejo 70.893 Dark Green. Next, I added broad stripes of 70.872 Chocolate Brown. Finally I added smaller blotches in 70.988 Khaki.

I then added a highlight by adding 70.928 Light Flesh to the base colours.

Finally I added small lines with 71.067 Black between adjacent colours.

All in all the scheme is a bit dark for 15mm, with the next models I will probably add some white to the colours.