Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Covering Fire!





With only four more get ups to 'Salute 2014' and given this year's theme is D-Day, I thought that I would share some World War II related miniatures with you all.  I was sorting through the masses of photographs that I have taken over the last six months or so, when I came across these.  This was my contribution to the 'Santa Clause' an idea conceived by Ian, from 'The Blog With No Name' and magnificently organised by his lovely wife Cath.  Whilst Christmas has now passed it only seemed fair to check with the recipient that they were happy for me to display them and when I was given the OK, set about choosing the best images.



Once again great fun to do as I'm always looking for an excuse to paint something new and shiny and so when the first things I saw on my intended recipient's blog were the 8th Army it was too good an opportunity to miss.  This then is an 'Artizan Designs', British 8th Army Vickers MMG Team based on a 'Warbases' MDF disc.  Good clean sculpts and plenty of detail to get your teeth into without overcomplicated things.



Rest assured I'm not planning any more World War II diversions just at the moment, but with 'Salute' just days away the wallet is starting to look a little apprehensive.  I've no real shopping list this year, but I have jotted one or two things down that I might like to pick up if the price were right.  Of course one of the highlights will be catching up with fellow bloggers at lunchtime, so who am I looking out for this year?  




71 comments:

  1. A very nice one, Michael!
    The Artizan faces look a but too grumpy for me but your paintjob is excellent.

    Which size is the base?

    Cheers
    Stefan

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    1. Thank you Stefan, I'm not entirely sure what size the base was, but looking at what I have left I think it might have been a 60mm one.

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  2. Awesome work on this model Michael!

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    1. It was great to do something completely different Rodger.

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  3. Lovely work Michael, alas I am likely to be unable to get away for the meet up but you know where to find me

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    1. Thank you Andrew and don't worry I'll track you down!

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  4. It is bloody brilliant, and I am happy to say that it is standing on my shelf!
    Some pics, where you also get to see it next to a Perry figure here:
    http://getitpainted.blogspot.se/2014/01/a-very-merry-christmas.html

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    1. I was so pleased you liked it Thomas and thank you again for allowing me to post the pictures.

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  5. Enjoy Salute and I am sure your target was thrilled with the great painted figs you did for them

    Ian

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    1. Thank you Ian, I did promise myself that I wasn't writing a shopping list, but that seems to have gone out of the window!

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  6. A beautiful vignette, love it!

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  7. it's very dynamic and well painted!
    well done!
    bye

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  8. I should be at the bloggers meet and it would be a pleasure to meet you.

    As for these figures like all your work they really are fantastic.

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    1. You are definitely on my list of hands that need to be shaken! Thank you for your kind words again.

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  9. Very nice work Michael! I really like Artizan WWII as they are fun to paint and loads of character.

    Christopher

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    1. Thank you Christopher, they really were great to do and cleaned up quickly too.

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  10. Wonderful brushwork on the gun and crew; a delight to view.

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    1. That is really kind of you Dean, thank you.

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  11. Great work Michael as usual , very good composition of vignette . Compliments .
    Greetings .

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  12. That's a nice vignette Michael. I like the pale uniforms and your brushwork is superb as always!

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    1. Thank you Anne, it seemed to come together rather well, but not sure this counts as a vignette as I hope that Thomas will be gaming with it on the table.

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  13. Lovely bit of work. The bullet belt Looks a bit thick (?)

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    1. Thank you Paul, you're not wrong it is all a bit chunky, but I have to say I quite like that for a change. It looks ok from about four feet though!

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  14. Very nice looking machine gun and crew. I can't help but make shooting noises though.

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    1. You and me both Simon! Rat-a-tat-tat-tat-tat!!!!

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  15. Excellent work! I love these Artizan sculpts and you did an amazing job on them.

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    1. Thank you so much, I must admit I might be tempted by some more in the future.

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  16. If I don't lose track of time again I will be aiming for the meeting point

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    1. It would be excellent to catch up Paul.

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  17. Nicely done Michael, have a fantastic time at Salute! Hopefully your wallet will wear the storm of activity. Of course it allows us to see your new batch of aquired goods displayed here.

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    1. Thank you Terry, I am sure there will be the obligatory photograph of the swag collected on my return.

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  18. Cracking job as usual Michael.
    Enjoy Salute sir.

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    1. Thank you Bob, getting very excited now!

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  19. Keep an eye out for me (not that you know what I look like, bwa ha haaaa!

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    1. I assumed you would be dressed in black and white like you avatar! ;)

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  20. Wonderful painting skills on display again Michael and a top rate blinder as been scored

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    1. Thank you Pete, are you at Salute this year? It would be great to finally catch up with you after all these years.

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    1. Thank you Francis, see you on Saturday?

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  22. Fantastic work as always Michael - you never fail to impress!

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    1. Thank you Paul that is incredibly kind of you Sir.

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  23. Wonderful stuff mate. Love the colour choices and as you say Artizan are great figs to paint.

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    1. Thank you Michael, they really were fun, no fuss and reassuringly chunky - a bit like me!

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  24. Nice work Sir M, Artizan figures are rather tasty!! See you at the meet, lets hope by then that bulge in the wallet is a little smaller??

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    1. Thank you Ray and looking forward to seeing you on Saturday.

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  25. Very nice Michael, good gritty looking set!

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    1. Thank you Scott, I have to say I rather enjoyed the no thrills uniforms too.

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  26. Lovely work, as always Michael. I'll be at Salute so we really must meet this year! I'll probably be wearing my death and the kitten T-shirt again (my avatar) but I'll try to remember to bring a badge too!

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    1. Thank you Al and I could agree more, I shall be looking out for you Sir.

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  27. I love the khaki colours. Very nicely done. :)

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  28. Very nice painting work!!! Really nice colours.

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  29. Great work! There is something about the 8th Army that conjures up memories of war comics of yore ;)
    On an aside; I'll be wandering around Salute with the little woman, so we'll have to look out for you all ;)

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    1. Thank you Monty and I hope to catch up tomorrow.

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  30. Michael, you have a fine looking group of chaps here.

    Jan

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  31. Superb job overall, love the gun, base and crew!

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  32. Very nice indeed, sir! You're making me think of getting back into the desert stuff again...

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