The long road of painting the units - Updated 1/16 Vid added

  • '17 '16 Customizer

    China is up, replaced the P-38 with a fighter that looks more like the Flying Tigers, I used the Brit fighter. Gave them a few artillery, nothing special, a few extras I had laying around. I found a few color schemes for the troops, I chose the light blue-ish as tan and green are already spoken for in that region…. They kinda remind me of an old Bruce Lee movie 🙂

    Next up, Great Britain!

  • '18 '17 '16 '15 Customizer

    Great job on these. I can’t wait to see your Brits. 🙂

  • '17 '16 Customizer

    Thanks John, ya this set was not very fun lol, the Brits, ya bro are boss! I already painted the troops, working on ground units now, actually decaling at the moment!

  • '17 '16 Customizer

    A tad more exciting over China units, the British 🙂

    I went with this scheme, as whenever I can do …NOT green, that’s what I go with. I did actually make a few green, but changed my mind in the end, returning them to yellow.

    I added more tanks/variants, and also added more troops. You’ll notice some of the troops originally had shorts on, but I filled it with paint haha (though keeping some shorts fellows)

    I replaced all the fighters with fighters from my older games, the ones that came with 1940 SE are incorrect with the flat wings, my older ones are correct with the arch… also giving them a bigger air force.

    I was a little bummed I couldn’t get tank decals, and I had to paint them 😞 Also, I ran out of the round decals, so ill need to get more sometime.

    174 pieces for Great Britain, up next Russia! Thanks for looking!






  • '18 '17 '16 '15 Customizer

    Wow, these turned out, fantastic. Great job on these. That is a lot of work, there. I don’t how some of you do it, but kudos for doing that many pieces, in that amount of time. 😮

  • '18 '17 '16 '15 Customizer

    Nice work! Those Brit infantry are perfect and the carrier decks are excellent.

  • '17 '16 Customizer

    Thanks guys! Those Brit troops gave me some trouble, actually ended up painting them twice, that’s the thing with acrillic, dries darker. Also, since I wash them in stain, they need to be a few shades lighter then the color I’m after, pain in the rear lol. Thanks again for the comments!

    Russia is done, waiting for more decals to come in, hopefully by thurs. Working on Germany now. Can’t wait to wrap these up so I can get back to the map.

  • '17 '16 Customizer

    Sorry for the delay, been busy with other projects, all axis and allies related :). I’ll be sure to get Russia posted tomorrow.

  • '17 '16 Customizer

    Finally new pics, been super busy with other customizations (will show those topics another day)

    First off, I mentioned in the France post, Russia reclaimed all their stuff 🙂 In addition I replaced the T34 with T34 from HBG, and also added some T26. The Trucks were also replaced with HBG variants… as I like the open bed look of the HBG piece over the solid top original piece.

    The long road is almost over, Germany is done, Anzac is 80% and Italy is 60% … Ill post Germany in a few days, here is a sneak peak though, from our game last week.

    Thanks for looking!

    165 Units

    Battle of 11/12/2016






  • '18 '17 '16 '15 Customizer

    siredblood, your Russians are cool. I haven’t seen anyone paint their ground force vehicles, the way you have painted them. I love the way your navy looks. Superb job on this set. 😄

    John

  • '17 '16 Customizer

    @John:

    siredblood, your Russians are cool. I haven’t seen anyone paint their ground force vehicles, the way you have painted them. I love the way your navy looks. Superb job on this set. 😄

    John

    Thanks, though you lost me, not sure what you men about the ground units… color?

    Ive had a few redo’s here and there, trying to keep army’s noticeably different on the board. Ive also had to redo some markings on the units, not so much historically accurate anymore, but more game friendly. Our game last week, one of the players got confused on the British and French warships, so even though the British didn’t use roundels on the navy, well… they have roundels now lol.

    Another edit is Italy, the game roundel is not really on any unit, they use the … um, lost it…cant remember the name, but the 3 line marker… anyway, so since the units are equipped with that mark, ill be replacing all the roundels in the game to match.

    There are many more edits, due to markings.

  • '18 '17 '16 '15 Customizer

    @siredblood:

    @John:

    siredblood, your Russians are cool. I haven’t seen anyone paint their ground force vehicles, the way you have painted them. I love the way your navy looks. Superb job on this set. 😄

    John

    Thanks, though you lost me, not sure what you men about the ground units… color?

    Ive had a few redo’s here and there, trying to keep army’s noticeably different on the board. Ive also had to redo some markings on the units, not so much historically accurate anymore, but more game friendly. Our game last week, one of the players got confused on the British and French warships, so even though the British didn’t use roundels on the navy, well… they have roundels now lol.

    Another edit is Italy, the game roundel is not really on any unit, they use the … um, lost it…cant remember the name, but the 3 line marker… anyway, so since the units are equipped with that mark, ill be replacing all the roundels in the game to match.

    There are many more edits, due to markings.

    I never seen anybody use a tannish color on like the trucks and tanks. Most people go with the standard green camouflage or winter camouflage. That is what meant. Sorry for confusing you, lol.

  • '17 '16 Customizer

    oh, think its the light, see the game pic, you can see they are more greenish 🙂 …. the pic of the planes, you can see the artillery, that’s the color of the tanks/trucks. I didn’t notice the tan effect from the light haha

  • '18 '17 '16 '15 Customizer

    @siredblood:

    oh, think its the light, see the game pic, you can see they are more greenish 🙂 …. the pic of the planes, you can see the artillery, that’s the color of the tanks/trucks. I didn’t notice the tan effect from the light haha

    Wow, yeah, I see the difference, now. Well, there still awesome, lol. 😄

  • '16 '15 '14 Customizer

    Great work - I’ll be looking here the next time I take on some unit painting!

  • '17 '16 Customizer

    Thanks for the comment DK! Sorry for my lack of updates lately, I’m adding the decals to Italy now, then I’m done!… I gotta get posting pics 🙂 . Some of the being busy is, been playing lol, and I’ve gone back to all the countries to add magnetic planes/carriers, which I’ll show my take on it in another thread.

  • '17 '16 Customizer

    I know I said Germany was next, but they are undergoing the magnetic planes retrofit lol.

    I have played twice now with the introducing of magnetic planes/carries, man… what-a-difference! IF you have not played with some, you don’t know what your missing!

    OK, so back to the topic, here are the ANZAC forces! And these were a real treat to paint, the detail in these units are outstanding, I was happy with all of them, except for the Mech, which I replaced with some from HBG, the stock one was good, but I couldn’t live with the turret gone, with no hole haha!

    100 pieces!

    Not sure who ill post next, I have Germany/Italy left, so well see if Germany gets its magnetics done before Italy get painted troops 🙂

    Also, not sure what happened with the Soviet pics, why they resized to 600, ill repost those later.
    Oh and ooops, looks like I forgot to paint the tank barrel holes black lol

    Thanks for looking!





  • '18 '17 '16 '15 Customizer

    Awesome job, on the Anzac. Can’t wait to see your Italians and Germans, as well. 🙂

  • '17 '16 Customizer

    Thanks John! Another thing I was stoked about with the ANZAC, was the subs, super stoked finally being able to put the number on the coning tower! …. I feel like the transports look like the Titanic though lol

  • '18 '17 '16 '15 Customizer

    @siredblood:

    Thanks John! Another thing I was stoked about with the ANZAC, was the subs, super stoked finally being able to put the number on the coning tower! …. I feel like the transports look like the Titanic though lol

    Yes, the Anzac pieces are very cool. A lot of people do not like the infantry, but I do. I like all the Anzac pieces to be honest with you.

    I hope, someday, that HBG will make the French pieces, but I feel it will be, a year away, before they are available.

  • '17 '16 Customizer

    I was a little torn with the ANZAC infantry at first, seeming too large, but I really scrootenized them, and found them to be close to the others, except for Italy, which seem smaller. Granted the base is in fact larger, but if the US troops were standing up straight, it would be comparable to the ANZAC IMO.

    I saw the free french pieces, they look great, but for me, in all honesty, I have no desire to redo anything lol, I’m so over painting haha.

  • '17 '16 Customizer

    Italy was the winner 🙂

    I really like the Italian units, I actually didn’t replace anything. I had to mod a few of the ships to allow decal placement, but other then that, they were good to go!

    I went with the desert scheme since Russia is green, we don’t want green vs green lol.

    Ill have Germany up this weekend, then ill make a video with the setup and do some fly overs, really see the pieces in action.

    95 pieces for this set. I am a little surprised on the amount of ships there are, if Italy has the income to get this many ships, Allies are doing something seriously wrong haha!

    Again, that’s for looking!




  • '18 '17 '16 '15 Customizer

    Wow siredblood, fine job on your Italian units. I love the desert look, as well. Tremendous job on these pieces. Love the stripes for the navy, because it sets apart the Italian navy from the others.

  • '17 '16 Customizer

    Thanks John! I noticed about everyone who paints Italy adds the stripes, we all must find the only pic of an Italian Battleship on the net for a ref lol.

  • '16 '15 '14 Customizer

    More great work!

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