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.

6 comments:

Curt said...

Nice job! The skulls on the helmets are a great bit of detail. Where's the snow that these guys are camo'ed up for?

Dallas said...

Haven't quite worked up the nerve to use the GF9 snow flock I bought for them... ;-)

MFraser said...

I guess you'll have to snow up some of your Russians as well. Unless their fiery communist zeal melts all bourgeois snow at their feet!

dawnofthelead.com said...

As a Finn it's always wonderful to see someone actually looking into our history as well as painting some Finns. The Continuation War is a very interesting piece of our history, as some claim it was a war of righteous reclamation and others that it was simply an invasion in support of the Nazis. Understandably, the second interpretation isn't very popular :D

Good job on the models, now get that snow flock flowing!

DaveV said...

I was going to base my Bolt Action Finns on 25mm round bases (60mm rounds for the Maxim gun and the AT gun).

Do your rules require the square bases?

Dallas said...

No, they don't...

It's just that I have several hundred 28mm WW2 infantry based on square bases already so I can't really go to round bases, much as I would like to...