Some WIP pics of the first seven Waffen SS figures. Two NCO's with MP40s, two with StG44 assault rifles and three with good old Kar98 rifles. I need a larger base for the LMG team, so I'm waiting for them to arrive; the rest are based on 2p coins. I've managed to stick to the "do something every day" ethos this week and am relatively happy with the progress I've made. There are another dozen or so figures prepared and based, but I'm only working on a few at a time.
The first job was to paint all the skin on the seven figures (I hate painting faces, I'm terrible at it,) before starting on the camo patterns. I'm just winging it at the moment, using Google to get an idea of the patterns and an Osprey book for the colours. The first two figures, in Oak Leaf Spring camo, taught me that I can't add shade very well, so now I'm working from a much darker basecoat and highlighting up before adding the camo pattern. Hopefully it will turn out ok.
They are by Warlord Games and I have to say that they are really excellent sculpts. Some very dynamic poses along side some great expressions on some of the figures. Of course, as metal miniatures, they take an absolute age to prepare, too many mould lines and flash, but definitely worth the effort.
Going forward, I plan to finish all the camo patterns before moving onto the equipment. Still undecided whether or not to use metallic paints or to try my pseudo-nmm technique. I think they would look better the second way, but for convenience they might get the old Boltgun Metal, wash, highlight treatment.