First Completed „Post-Retirement“ Project – Wargames Atlantic Great War French & Germans Infantry
I may have mentioned it previously, but I just retired on 30 April from my job with Washington State. My actual last working day was last Thursday, the 28th – so had time to work on two boxes of Wargames Atlantic Great War French and German Infantry. These painted up quickly as I used an old can of Army Painter Wolf Grey to basecoat the French and a can of Krylon Camouflage Olive to base the Germans. Painted them up with the usual block painting and Minwax stain – followed by a little highlighting.
The French box is short 12 figures which I had used for Tirailleurs for a Western Desert WW2 game.
Minimal equipment with a no-frills uniform really sped up the process. I used Vallejo Grey Blue to highlight the uniform.
The Germans also have minimal equipment and the late war uniform has simple cuffs with non-exposed buttons – again making for quick painting. The Krylon Camouflage Olive is a very close match to Vallejo Fieldgrey – the latter used mainly for highlighting.
The French are now 58 strong, and the Germans 60. Still need to had some HMG teams.
Here’s a shot showing the Germans base-coated with the Krylon Camouflage Olive and only the jackets being painted with Vallejo Fieldgrey.
On the gaming front, I have a Saga game tomorrow (first time in years), and a Bolt Action WW1 Middle East game on Friday. So I suppose being retired does have benefits when it comes to the hobby. Thanks for dropping by and wishing you the all the best.
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Autor: DeanM / WAB Corner
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