Something different

Today I will show something completely different. I finished the first miniature of the other side of the Vietnam war . Here is the first NVA Soldier. An Empress miniatures figure sculpted by Paul Hicks. I did a head swap as when I purchased the figures there were only 2 different packs available but since then the range has grown considerably and is still doing so. I painted the figure with Contrast colors by GW.

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There will be many more following this one!

todays Grunt

Here is the next Grunt for my growing Vietnam war collection.

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This time it is a figure by Gringo 40 miniatures. An afro-american ( hope that is the political correct designation) GI. These are wonderfull sculpts and are only slightly bigger then the Empress miniatures . They get along quite well so that I will mix both ranges in my american force.

Painted again with Contrast paint from games workshop.

I got my plastic rainforest vegetation in the post yesterday so will start on some scatter scenery shortly.

Citadel Contrast colours, a test

I got some of the new Vietnam War US Marines by Gringo 40 and by Empress.

Both wonderful 28mm sculpts. You can use both ranges together. the Gringo 40 ones are a tat larger so I cut the metal base of . Then they fit quite good.

Now to the test. I not only got those new miniatures but also a few of the new Games Workshop Contrast colours.

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I wanted to test these on one of my new miniatures. The contrast colors are not really colours in the pure sense they are more like a heavy wash. A bit like the vallejo washes. The difference is that you get more shades. They seem to have more pigments then the washes i am used to. So what I did I used vallejo sky grey as a base coat and applied the washes as they are without thinning them .

Here I painted one of the green contrast paints on. The photo is taken right after application of the color so still a bit wet.

Added a skin tone  ( Gulliman flesh) quite dark. This is only one coat. Next time I would thin it down a bit. By the way you shouldn’t use water for thinning these contrast colours. There is a medium to thin them available at Games workshop too. I haven’t tried the wash medium i normally use to do my washes with on these colors.

The flack vest done in another green. As you can see after drying completely they are still a bit shiny. I will do the pouches etc in jet another green and at in the details with vallejo colors in the next days.

I will show the finished miniature then.

Don’t fear my Cruel seas friends there will be more ships in the future , too!