This week I finished painting my Modern US Infantry from RebelMinis. I really like the minis, the mix of poses, and the goggles! They are 21 miniatures for $10.99 what is a very nice price (less than 0,45€ each).
This time I bought a couple of paints with the specific colors I was looking for. My time and skills are not enough for mixing and fancy painting, so I have to pay a few euros to get something different from red, blue and yellow.
The part I’m less happy with are the bases. The texture I gave to the stuff I used (wall filler) was not fine enough. It looks like a gooey mud which is not what I intended. I will look for different methods next time.
I once more used the GW varnish, and again the shine is a bit too much. I read shiny varnishes better protect the paint job, so I guess there is a bright side 😛 .
As I had just received my new Panzerkampfwagen IV from PlasticSoldier, I assembled one and took a photo with the marines around it 🙂 .
It is just a bit too small, but it might be the marines being based. I’m considering basing the tanks to give them a bit more height, but I like the tracks on the road so much 🙂 .
Historical inaccuracies are obviously not a problem for me 😀 . I plan to run some games in a near future setting, so mixing WWII with modern infantry and aliens feels right. For me at least.
Now time to re-read the Tomorrow’s War rules and preparse some gaming aids. There are some in the official forums, but they have too much color to be printed, I need something more printer friendly.
Any ideas for easy and cheap basing? Suggestions for a first scenario to try Tomorrow’s War? What do you think of my crappy painting?