....a side note. The diorama project was, in it's own way, the genesis of this blog as we sat in Pelarel's garage of an evening (drinking whiskey and painting) talking about how that, between the seven of us, we probably had enough material to write a blog of sorts that people might actually read for some reason or another.
Anyway, I digress. Without further ado, I present some Paracadutisti, who have had a wee tidy up and their newly painted supporting Fallschirmjager and Heer allies.
|Paracadutisti Platoons and Command|
|Paracadutisti HMGs and Fallschirmjager Light Guns|
|Some of the Heer Brummars and Fallschirmjager Artillery|
The camo patterns won't show up much at this scale, especially not with phone pictures but I can say that I didn't spend too much effort trying to paint splinter camo on those FJs. There is a hint of tan and green that breaks up the beige uniform tunics but mostly I've relied on different helmets and the odd tunic in Field Grey or Luftwaffe uniform to break up the monotony, especially compared to the surprisingly uniform Italians.
It's been a nice change of pace and scale to go back to something that gives a pleasing result so easily and, perhaps if I am so inclined, I'll go back and paint up a couple more guns and maybe a platoon of actual Fallschirmjager to make the army a standalone force in the not too distant future. Thanks to Tank Engine for fishing out the box of stripped back FJs for me to get to work on.
In the meantime though, my Byzantines have arrived from faraway shores and with our Impetus competition less than a month away, I need to get cracking, especially as a couple of them are going to require a bit of reposing.