Thursday, November 26, 2015

Officious Officers

Here are two German officers for my Weird War Two project.  Both are Black Tree Miniatures, from their WW9034 Wehrmacht Officers set.  I’ve never painted any BTD figures before.  I can’t say I’m overly fond of them, but the price on these two chaps was certainly right.    The nasty looking fellow on the right, who is either grimacing or laughing, will be a senior Wehrmacht general, with a set of nefarious plans in the black briefcase under left arm

There was a bit of a disaster with briefcase guy, as when I had almost finished him I realized I didn’t like the way he was listing to one side and was trying to push the figure a little more upright and he snapped clean off at the ankles.  Some superglue was required.   I think he is sculpted this way, but he looks like he’s a little tipsy.

 

I painted the fellow in the pistol in black.  He’ll be a useful officer for my Bob Murch Pulp Figures SS Guards set.

The General goes well with my recently finished Artizan sculpts.   I suspect he will be playing a very crooked game, double crossing the Heer and the carious occult branches of the SS.  Perhaps that’s why he has that evil grin.

 

 

These figures bring my 2015 totals to:

28mm:  Foot Figures: 67; Mounted Figures: 13, Artillery: 2, Vehicles: 2, Scenic Pieces: 2

20mm:  Vehicles: 1; Artillery: 1, Foot Figures: 6

15mm: Armour/Vehicles: 5; 15mm Scenic Pieces: 5

6mm:  Scenic pieces:  7

Blessings to your brushes!

 MP+

17 comments:

  1. Snapped off at the ankles - that's never good! I think you've done a splendid job on the two Michael.

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    1. Snapped off at the ankles is never good. Thank you Michael.

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  2. You can never have enough evil Nazis....

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    1. True enough Gordon. Any any Nazi less than fully evil just won't do. None of those banality of evil chaps for me. They're just plain deficient as villains.

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    1. Very kind Rodger. I've been remiss in following your blog of late.

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    1. Thanks Simon. High praise indeed from you.

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  5. Well done Mike. I've snapped a few figures for at the ankles too. Nice job reattaching them.
    Cheers
    PD

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    1. Thanks Pete. There is nothing like that sickening feeling when you feel the little feet snap off like a chicken bone breaking. Super glue isn't always super, but it does the job sometimes.

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  6. Michael, don't throw in the brush on BTD WWII figures yet. Pick up a few of their infantry packs.
    I find the sculpting excellent. In fact, I could post a few samples for your careful review.

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  7. Wonderful brushwork, padre. Lovely detail stuff - maybe you should've painted him drunk?

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  8. Uber-evil Nazi!! They do truly fit with the prototype

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  9. Well done Padre! They certainly look suitably dubiuos to me.

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  10. I snapped off at the ankles once, I got better though.

    Nice, these chaps, although not up to speck sculpting-wise compared to heer in previous posts look like they'll fit in just fine.

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