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Galleria Historiarum - 28th Maori Battalion by kritheavix

Galleria Historiarum - 28th Maori Battalion


After much fussing about and trying to decide the best way to paint British webbing (the eventual answer: always bloody brighter!) I've finally finished what'll be the first section for the 28th Maori Battalion in Tunisia, Greece and Italy. These guys proved to be an interesting challenge in more ways than one!

I'm far more used to painting slightly larger 'heroic' scale figures like Space Marines and Orks, so the different style required to highlight on smaller detail required a departure from how I'd usually do it and instead focused eventually on chunkier, bolder highlights - these guys are going to be gaming miniatures and most often viewed under lights, so I wanted them to look sharp under those conditions on a tabletop.

The skin tone underwent the broadest variations, with the first being slightly too dark for Maori troopers, I thought. Eventually I settled on the common, slightly brighter tone on the leftmost four troopers and I'm pretty pleased with how that turned out. Now that I've got these guys under my belt I'm way more confident about tackling the rest of the platoon, and a Sherman I of New Zealand 8th Armoured Division in support!

I'm sure at some point I'll actually upload something that isn't human, but... today's not that day!

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Visual / Modeling / Sculpture


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    Oh wow this is some awesome work. I like your use of colors for layering the browns on the uniforms and the packs. . I actually did a commission for a client for these type of models. I just wish the guns weren't so flimsy as metal.

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      Oh, man. Don't get me started on these damn rifles! The arms were a pain to fit to the bodies at the best of times. In the future I'll definitely be picking up either another company's range of plastics or some metal miniatures in the same style because the Warlord British plastics are horrendous to work with.

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        I know what you mean, I once did a commission of Japanese soldiers for a guy. Worst part was getting the mini mortars and rifles in there >A<