Monday, 8 October 2018

Rapid Fire Germans Speed Painted.

Hi Chaps,

Just a quick update on my painting activities which have been severely curtailed by work and other life commitments. Due to such little time to paint but still containing the desire to game I decided to speed paint my Valiant Germans.

It has been an interesting experiment with so far three colours on the figures slapped on with a huge Humbrol size 6 brush... not pretty.

Next stage is a wash of nuln oil and then the flesh will be applied. The final stage will be re touching the uniform and equipment. Hopefully these guys will be useable and give me the starting point of having a British and German force. Already I have a little list of desired vehicles from Frontline and Grubby and of course... more figures!

Next week I will begin a few buildings in 20mm which is a scale that I have never had much success in previously but I do need some houses for the guys to shelter in and fight over.

Keep Blogging.


  1. A good start. I like those early war tanks. They have more personality than the later ones.

    1. Thanks AJ, I agree with you about the early war tanks. Some of them are borderline syeampunk with multiple turrets and odd design.

  2. A limited palette seems to work well for those. There wouldn't be a lot of variety or bright colors in most WWII armies, mostly lots of drab uniforms and vehicles.

  3. You are right Fitz, I am at the highlighting stage now after washing everything with nuln oil. Really very little needs to be done but I do want to add some little insignia details and work on the bases.