Saturday, July 25, 2015
Death Korps of Kreig Test Mini #2
I appreciate all the comments on the last test miniature. I tried to push colors just a bit more with this guy, while keeping the overall model gritty and worn. I am particularly pleased with the model's pants. The coat is a little brushy, but I am trying to keep the painting time reasonable for these guys. I am lucky to have a horde of them. One thing missing from the model is the platoon number that goes on one of the dented metal shoulder guards. I'm keeping decals off of these until I lock in a paint scheme. Weirdly enough, this guy looks right at home next to the previous miniature. It had me thinking about painting up the models all slightly different shades of green and blue in order to show a battle worn force. I'm not sure how that would score paint-wise, but it could look pretty cool.
In terms of basing, I am thinking about using rendra bases instead of GW bases. I've come to like the lower profile of the flatter bases for my bolt action armies and think my GW forces need them as well. Flatter bases make the model look more integrated into the battlefield, rather than walking on a pillar.
This model has one of the gun arms that I mangled. The gun is simply covered in super glue, hence the weathering powders on it to cover up the lack of remaining detail.