Thursday, 8 March 2012

A fistful of tiny panzers caught on a decent camera

Hopefully the focus is much clearer on these pictures of the 1/300 Heroics and Ross miniatures of the 1944 Panzer Division "Panzer IV battalion" (see below):


The adjustable Halogen light, friend to all miniature painters on lonely dark nights, shines brightly down on them :)


Now for a bit of a closer look. Note, I tried to get a fair amount of detail into the camouflage of the vehicles, but the thought of trying to decal or paint markings on something that small froze my blood (and I know some people are capable of that sort of thing)!


The march of the Pz IV's continued (see below):


What next? Well, I do have a battalion+ of GHQ Panzer IV H's next up on the painting tray, we'll just have to see how easy they are to paint, but just looking at the GHQ level of fine detail is quite unsettling, but in a nice way.

Footnote on painting technique:
I experimented with trying to get a three-tone, late-war German style camouflage scheme by only just painting "two of the colours" (yellow and green), inking in the third as a brown shadow without explicitly trying to paint it. The theory being that 1/300 is just too small to get too busy with too many different colours to paint and blend. It is hoped that the "minds eye" may well do the trick for us with the suggestion of the third colour. It's still a tad patchy rather than stripey but good enough for my first effort :)     

8 comments:

Monty said...

Great stuff, Geordie! Every time I look at these the old 6mm worm starts to twist in my brain...

Regards,

Monty

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Well 6mm does give you the concept of size of formation and brings the range scale (sometimes lost in 20mm) back into kilter

Glad you liked them

Working on some GHQ stuff at the moment

Steve's Wargame Stuff said...

Nice work Geordie and very nice basing too!

Tim Gow said...

Good stuff - now that my tired old eyes can actually see them!

yorkie said...

They look great, just getting camouflage onto something that small is quite something, good job sir.

Steve

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Thanks for everyone's gracious comments

Next stop is to get this stuff to the table top in some form of a scenario!

Paul said...

Sweet work on these tiny things Geordie.

The lighting and camera really make a difference.

The scheming on the panzers look great.

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

What do you think about the 1/285 models Paul, they nearly drove me crazy ;)

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