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Painting pieces!



  • Hey, i have painted some of my 1942.1 units, and i think i might inspire others to paint theirs if i post some pics.

    I have no prior experience of painting playing pieces or anything else for that matter. (so be nice)

    I had 2 options before i started to paint. Historical or playable. I chose a mix. My units are historical in that matter that they have appeared like this sometime during the war (not the same time though) and i chose camo patterns and colors unique to a nation (germany - gray, US - green and so on)

    I also chose to paint historical ships. (though some of the ships had sunk by 42 or wasnt built yet. i mean hey c’mon, a ww2 game without bismarck?)

    First out is Germany!


    Panther Tanks


    Luftwaffe with their Bf-109 and Junker Ju 88


    Alternative baltic camo. BB - Tripitz, CA - Admiral Hipper. DD - random


    Baltic camo. BB - Bismarck, CA - Prinz Eugen, CV - Peter Strasser. DD - random

    (In plain grey i have CA - Blücher and Seydlitz. CV - Graf Zeppelin.)


    All german forces. Ask if you want pictures or infantry, u-boat, transport, artillery or the other plain grey fleet.



  • @Swedo:

    I have no prior experience of painting playing pieces or anything else for that matter. (so be nice)

    I know you said be nice, but I’m going to tell you what I REALLY think instead…. I think they look awesome!


  • 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

    Very nice work!  I always wonder how much squinting is involved when painting anything which is that small, and how in the world one can produce neat, straight lines on such a tiny scale.


  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    What I like, is that instead of going for the ULTRA realistic look, you picked something which is in keeping with history, but also, makes it clear who’s unit is who’s.

    +1



  • Next Is USA!


    Shermans and Howitzers


    P-38 and B-17


    CV from left to right: Hornet, Intrepid, Yorktown and Enterprise


    CA from left to right: Canberra, Portland, Salt Lake City and Indianapolis


    BB from left to right: Wisconsin, North Carolina, Iowa and Missouri


    The whole gang! Ask for pictures of subs, transports, destroyers or infantry



  • @Swedo:


    BB from left to right: Wisconsin, North Carolina, Iowa and Missouri

    The Mighty MO!!!


  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    Again,

    Simple, elegant, Identifiable, excellent.



  • Here is Japan!


    Type 95 and Type 92


    Zeros and “Betty”


    CV: from left to right: Hiryu, Kaga, Akagi and Soryu


    The fleet with Yamato and Musashi. (other BB is unnamed. CA is Atago, Maya, Takao and Chokai)


    The bunch! Ask for pictures for Infanty and transport.



  • Here is UK!


    Mathilda and a tea-bag


    Spitfire and Halifax


    BB from top to bot: Prince of Wales, Repulse, Duke of York and King George V


    CV top to bot: Illustrious, Formidable and Victorious


    CA top to bot: Kent, Suffolk, Berwick and Sussex


    DD


    Submarine, transport and artillery not painted. (tan paint got dried up :/)


  • Sponsor 2017 '13 '11 '10

    WOW!!!


  • 2017 2016 2015 '14 '13 '12

    What??? Huh??? Oh my god!

    I’m typeless……

    Is it bad that I like the Swastikas?
    Unbelievable!  Those are painted better then AA Mini’s
    Swedo, you should be president.


  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    What??? Huh??? Oh my god!

    I’m typeless……

    Is it bad that I like the Swastikas?
    Unbelievable!  Those are painted better then AA Mini’s
    Swedo, you should be president.

    Man who can paint swastika’s for president!


  • 2018 2017 2016 2015 '13 '12 '11

    Wunderbar  😮

    J  8-)

    PS and you can post pictures already  :?



  • Well to be honest… i havent painted the swastikas or the iron cross. they are stickers i made in paint and printed out.  😄

    It would be fun if more than me upload pictures of their painted pieces here. So we can inspire each other for the endless struggle to paint these little Fu**ers.
    I started this project when i got unemployed. But i got a new job 1/3 in the process and the painting halted. When i restarted to end this pain, the tan paint had dried up. Thats life i guess…



  • Great job


  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    It’s a shame this has been shelved in -variants-, as it has nothing to do with any variant, and everything to do with 1942 edition…

    I encourage anyone reading this to officially protest this moderator move!  This great work should not be hidden!


  • 2017 2016 2015 Organizer '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

    The “work” is not hidden. Get over it.

    Anything that related to Axis and Allies and is a modification to it in anyway by means of games or changes or modifications to equipment goes in Variants. It always has and always will.


  • SFO Founder TripleA Admin

    It’s not worth protesting because you’re both right.

    It doesn’t belong in 1942, it doesn’t belong in Variants.

    Do we need an Axis & Allies General forum or Axis & Allies Projects for things like painted minis, custom boards, and other cool things people created with their bare hands?



  • 😮 😮 😮 😮 😮 😮 😮 😮 😮 😮 😮 😮 😮 😮 😮 😮 😮 😮

    Those are REALLY GOOD!
    Keep up the good work swedo!



  • Do we need an Axis & Allies General forum or Axis & Allies Projects for things like painted minis, custom boards, and other cool things people created with their bare hands?

    Yes i think so. To inspire others or to find ideas how to paint or alter your pieces. Its fun to see how other did and ask why they did that way. If someone has questions how to do a certain thing, then there would a good place to ask.

    This is how i painted my US and German ships:


  • 2017 2016 2015 '14 '13 '12

    Man that’s cool.  You and field Marshall need to open a gallery or something…. Your running mate for the white house???

    Will you paint my house like these?  My wife says its cool.

    I asked Field marshall if he could make me a pair of shorts on one of his schemes. 
    What a pleasure to see these.


  • 2018 2017 2016 2015 Customizer

    Agree with Gargantua… simple, elegent, identifiable.

    I am in the process of painting now and things like this both inspire and give some darn good ideas… Mostly that means ripping off the guys who did all the hard work first. 😄

    Very nice work.



  • I am in the process of painting now

    well upload images here so we can see 🙂 always fun to see what people do!


  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    Agree with Gargantua

    WOW Hoffman. We agree for once… twice if you consider the POW camps lol…

    What’s going on in your life!?  Something must be wrong?  Have you seen a doctor lately?


  • 2018 2017 2016 2015 Customizer

    @Gargantua:

    Agree with Gargantua

    WOW Hoffman. We agree for once… twice if you consider the POW camps lol…

    What’s going on in your life!?  Something must be wrong?  Have you seen a doctor lately?

    Actually yes, just got a physical two weeks ago and I am in perfect shape.

    And I am not sure why you are so surprised… I barely remember if we had earlier squabbles but it seems like we agree on most things these days. You must have changed.

    I have been tempted to conspire with you for a North American Alliance, whereby the United States and Canada can take over the world.


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