Accurate Miniature Equivalents for Custom Painting your 1940 E&P


  • Quite inspirational work.  Well done guys!!    :mrgreen:    8-)


  • wait, you painted the sickles rotated wrong?  They look exactly the same as the ones on the gameboard underneath them to me.  Am I missing something?

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    This is not Allwork’s fault, but I believe I am correct that the majority of Russian soldiers did not wear helmets… most wore hats of some sort.

    Awesome job though… these are magnificent!

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    @Stoney229:

    wait, you painted the sickles rotated wrong?  They look exactly the same as the ones on the gameboard underneath them to me.  Am I missing something?

    I suppose they are 72 degrees off (rotate the roundel one star point). the sickle and hammer handles are supposed to both be angled downward. I’m actually almost finished fixing it, and I think they look better than before anyway.


  • @finnman:

    It’s is defiantly a ppsh. why would they be holding a tomson. I always thought they were holding a mausin-naguit.

    because umm it they can. I also think that a tomson and a tommy gun are different.

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    Ok - the corrected roundels are finished. I just replaced the last files, so you can check the previous page in the forum to see them.

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    @allworkandnoclay:

    Ok - the corrected roundels are finished. I just replaced the last files, so you can check the previous page in the forum to see them.

    You need to edit the text in those posts where you say you are considering repainting them.  They look very nice.

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    Allwork, these are friggin phenomenal!  I will be painting my own pieces at some point too and I will definitely look to your designs for inspiration, although I confess I don’t have the steadiness to do the bases like you - you are far more talented and patient - beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.  Kepp up the amazing work.  Cannot wait to see your Germans & Italians!  😮

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    Thanks everyone!

    Should be getting my three copies of Europe this week. Also, in other news, just became the happy owner of a copy of the Anniversary edition.   😄


  • How did you manage that? Did you find a great deal or something?


  • Man this is bad to the bone.  I didn’t read all the pages but you got a price for this yet?

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    @maverick_76:

    How did you manage that? Did you find a great deal or something?

    Great as in $250… I figure if anyone is crazy enough to pay that price for a board game it should be me.

    @Fearless:

    Man this is bad to the bone.  I didn’t read all the pages but you got a price for this yet?

    No prices yet. Getting rough estimates, but a) I’ll be on a trip overseas for three months very soon, and b) I want to finish my own set first (if nothing else to time out everything).

    I’ll have a website up for ordering sets after I get back from the trip. News will be posted here of course.


  • Well that is a good price, I have seen up to $500 for the game. Once it went past $200 I decided that I would rather not purchase it, too much for the amount of enjoyment I would get out of it.


  • @Dylan:

    @finnman:

    It’s is defiantly a ppsh. why would they be holding a tomson. I always thought they were holding a mausin-naguit.

    because umm it they can. I also think that a tomson and a tommy gun are different.

    Thompsons and Tommy guns are the same thing I am pretty sure. I think Tommy gun is more a 20s/30s gangsters moniker. The main difference is you often see Tommys with the drum, Thompsons with the stick, but almost any gun can use mags or drums, just depends on how much shooting you expect to be doing/weight you can carry.

  • TripleA '12

    Wow!! Those Soviet troops are so good I could cry! Excellent work!  :lol:

    I believe the weapon they’re holding is the PPSh-41 submachine gun. One thing that I noticed though: the standard Infantry are clearly wearing the knee-high black leather jackboots. But the winter troops are not - is this a different sculpt? They look like they’re wearing crumpled trousers… Can you please clarify where you got them?

    Thanks!

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    Pretty sure that’s a mod…  😉

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    @Lozmoid:

    Wow!! Those Soviet troops are so good I could cry! Excellent work!  :lol:

    I believe the weapon they’re holding is the PPSh-41 submachine gun. One thing that I noticed though: the standard Infantry are clearly wearing the knee-high black leather jackboots. But the winter troops are not - is this a different sculpt? They look like they’re wearing crumpled trousers… Can you please clarify where you got them?

    Thanks!

    They’re the same sculpts - the knee highs have some folds so they can look like fabric if you paint them the same color as the pants. No moding, just painting.

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    Ah yeah… I meant ‘mod’ as ‘modification,’ kinda vague I know, but anything from thick paint to whatever. But essentially, the same minis. I did similar to my Brits, didn’t want all of them in shorts…  😉

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    @Viracocha:

    Ah yeah… I meant ‘mod’ as ‘modification,’ kinda vague I know, but anything from thick paint to whatever. But essentially, the same minis. I did similar to my Brits, didn’t want all of them in shorts…   😉

    I’m thinking about going back and doing that. Also thinking about painting 10 Brit infantry with the different Pacific roundel.

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    Yeah?  That’d be cool.  I also got tired of so many soldiers with rolled up sleeves - solved that one as well  :lol: Are you going to paint your A&A50th? (my favorite edition still).

    I’ll show you some of my mods this weekend - posting some individual pics instead the mass ones I did before…

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    @Viracocha:

    Yeah?  That’d be cool.  I also got tired of so many soldiers with rolled up sleeves - solved that one as well  :lol: Are you going to paint your A&A50th? (my favorite edition still).

    I’ll show you some of my mods this weekend - posting some individual pics instead the mass ones I did before…

    Really most of my current painted set would stand for the A&A50th. I think one of the only real differences are the Italian tanks…?

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    True - that’s my retentive side coming out (don’t like to swap out pieces for each set). Yeah, the only difference is the Italian tanks I believe - err, and their artillery changed to 88’s in the global I believe (haven’t got a copy yet) - but that’s negligible.

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    @Viracocha:

    True - that’s my retentive side coming out (don’t like to swap out pieces for each set). Yeah, the only difference is the Italian tanks I believe - err, and their artillery changed to 88’s in the global I believe (haven’t got a copy yet) - but that’s negligible.

    Their bomber changed from Japanese to German as well, I think.

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    Moralecheck - didn’t realize that, huh.  Well, that’s okay I suppose… plan on using FMG minis eventually.

    Allwork - started posting some pics of my AA50th if you’re interested, as a fellow painter thought you might be interested…

    http://www.axisandallies.org/forums/index.php?topic=20025.msg675203#msg675203

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    @Viracocha:

    Moralecheck - didn’t realize that, huh.  Well, that’s okay I suppose… plan on using FMG minis eventually.

    Allwork - started posting some pics of my AA50th if you’re interested, as a fellow painter thought you might be interested…

    http://www.axisandallies.org/forums/index.php?topic=20025.msg675203#msg675203

    1. I just compared the 1940 series of minis with the A&A50 miniatures. The Italian tanks, strat bombers, and cruisers are different models. Really all of the navy for both Italy and Germany are slightly more refined in the newer minis (the cruisers for both are different). Also: Japanese artillery, US fighters, and SU tanks (maybe some SU navy as well - I didn’t check).

    2. Viracocha: Awesome stuff! I especially like the unit badges on their sleeves. I thought about doing something similar, but was already going crazy enough filling up 40 infantry roundels. Just out of curiosity, which setup for A&A50 do you prefer? 1941 or 1942?

    3. Just as an update: I have been going on a grinding and cleaning frenzy since I got E1940 (as well as playing the game). The rest of the SU is fully ready to prime, however I’ll be going out of town for the weekend so won’t get started on it until then. Excited about the T-34s! Here’s the total forces I’m painting for the SU:

    40 Infantry
    16 Mechanized Infantry
    16 Artillery
    24 Tanks

    16 Fighters
    12 Tactical Bombers
    8  Strategic Bombers

    8 Subs
    8 Transports
    8 Destroyers
    4 Cruisers
    4 Carriers
    4 Battleships

    Heavy on ground, medium on air, and light on navy… Excited about the T-34s!

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