These miniatures were some of the first ww2 figures I ever painted, only a few years ago. Most of them were made by Warlord Games, with a few being Gorgon Studios (with greatcoats and leather jackets). I have now managed to take some decent pictures of these figures and so I removed the old post.
I did make some mistakes with these. I placed the bipod for one of the Bren gunners slightly to far forward. I also remember I was a bit unsure of how to use Army Painter’s Quickshade at that time. But they came out pretty good anyway.
Both the Warlord and the Gorgon miniatures are of the best quality. And it is great to have your whole platoon in metal! With the Gorgon figures there are some problems with historical accuracy in the details. The figures have bayonet scabbards, but there are no bayonets in them or on the rifles. The rifles themselves look more like the no 4 than the mk III (which the Warlord minis are clearly carrying), although I must admit, the difference is not enormous. But all of them have a lot of character and really well made faces and details making them easy to paint.
The paint scheme was as follows:
Helmet: Vallejo Brown Violet
Uniform: Vallejo British Uniform
Webbing: Vallejo Green Grey
Rifle wood: Army Painter Oak Brown
Metal: black with Coat d’arms Gun Metal and Enchanting Silver highlights
Water bottle: Army Painter Leather Brown
Skin: Coat d’arms Tanned Flesh with Coat d’arms Flesh highlights
Tea cup: Vallejo Pale Sand (If I remember correctly…) with rim Coat d’arms Marine Blue
All colors except metal and boots were shaded with AP Quickshade and highlighted with the original color and then a mix of that color and Vallejo Dark Sand.
2 thoughts on “Early World War 2 British”
Those are really great- I like the effect that using sand has for the highlighhts- will try that instead of white next time.
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Wow these are really great mate. I love the highlighting on the uniforms and the eyes are very well done as well.