I’m ridiculously happy to have finished this project, a platoon of troops for my late 1930s Rockies Ablaze pulp project. I bought these minis from Gorgon Studios this spring and just finished painting them and finishing the winter bases. My project assumes that the forces of good will need to call upon the Dominion of Canada for support, so I needed troops in winter coats with an early WW2 look. These sculpts would be at home in a Norway 1940 setting, but they serve nicely for Canadian troops in the late 1930s. They could either be Permanent Force troops from Canada’s minuscule regular army in the 1930s (perhaps from the 1st Air Service Battalion, assigned to HMCA Timber Wolf) or more likely militia troops, possibly the Calgary Highlanders called out from Currie Barracks, which is almost in the foothills of the southern Rockies.
First section led by a sergeant with a Thompson. He and some of his troops are wearing grey wooden gloves, which seems sensible. As my dad used to say about his time in the army, there are no prizes for being uncomfortable.
Second section led by a corporal (far right).
The paints used are mostly Vallejo, with a bit of wash and some basic highlighting, Buff on Canvas for the webbing, German Cam Brown Violet on English Uniform, and Citadel flesh paints.
Third section led by a fearless subaltern, who actually seems to know where he’s going.
I’ll save the rest for another post, as this is getting a bit photo heavy. Thanks for looking and blessings to your brushes!