The Fawcett Avenue Conscripts are a group of table-top wargamers who get together every Thursday night to enjoy some gaming, some beer and a few chuckles courtesy of our hobby.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
To finish first, first you must finish your Finnish
Regular blog readers will have noticed that my total for the painting challenge jumped by 37 points today... mainly because I finished the first tranche of my "Continuation War" 28mm Finns.
The models are from Baker Company out of the UK. I got them second-hand on TMP, in a fine bit of impulse purchasing. Anyway, the models shown are packs FA01 (Firefight), FA04 (SMG) and FA07 (LMG). The sculpts really varied in quality. Some poses were almost up to what I consider state-of-the-art (Bolt Action, Foundry, the best Black Tree) but several were pretty sub-par with squidgy detail and poor anatomy and faces. The models almost looked like the work of two sculptors, to be honest. In any event, I think they look OK painted and they will do for some Continuation War gaming against my Black Tree and Bolt Action Russians. I received another lot of 24 models direct from Baker Company to finish the platoon - command, more rifles, and an AT section - so those will be up next for painting.