With Jon and me hot for Chain of Command, I have been expanding my 28mm World War II armies a bit. One of my grail projects is to play a skirmish campaign set in the Battle of the Bulge. I have never been able to find a good set of rules for WW2 skirmish, though, until Chain of Command. I love the way the rules reward good tactics, so I am starting this project. Most of it will have to wait until my big commission is done, but I have snuck in a few figures when I could.
These Artizan Fallschirmjager got their covering of Dullcote this morning. While the figures are not really meant for cold conditions, I thought that painting their hands as gloves would make them look right. Their uniforms are bulky enough that they could easily be wearing several layers.
For my 28mm WW2 figures, I just do a block paint job and then use the dip for shading. It works really well on these drab uniforms, and it is VERY quick. These eight figures took about two hours.
Before I started my commission, I had painted up these 14 Artizan Americans in overcoats. Something obviously went wrong with the Dullcote, though. I am hoping that once they have their snowy bases complete, the fogging from the Dullcote will not look so out of place. Still, I may strip these and start over. I love the flat finish that Dullcote gives, but my last few cans have proven maddeningly inconsistent. This is the first time I have ever had such fogging, but then this was the first time the Dullcote ever came out in a stream instead of a spray.