Tuesday, 10 June 2014
I used a combination of airbrushed rust base colours around the damaged areas, and then a series of pigments over that to deepen the effect. It wasnt a project where I ever felt fully in control of the final result... I just had to keep experimenting until I got to a point where I felt it "good enough".
I figured I needed some
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While working on the Kubelwagen, I decided Oberst Landbrot and his 'acquaintance', Consolata Gramsci, needed a third figure to really tell a story...
Enter Violetta Gramsci, leader of the local communist partisans, and sister to Herr Landbrot's friend. Its an open secret in the village that the Gramsci sisters took very different paths following the death of their parents. Many locals wonder how Violetta can tolerate her sister's dalliance with the enemy, and marvel at how Consolata has managed to keep the truth about her sister's activities from the Germans.
However, those who know the two sisters better, will point out that despite many, many partisan attacks on German supply columns in the area, not one has ever struck the Oberst's convoy, and the Hitler's notorious "10 for 1" anti-partisan order has never been actively implemented in these parts. "There is no black and white in these matters", they say, "only many shades of grey..."
Sturmflut, another figure destined to be an objective marker...
The sentries are from Foundry, with their officer from the Artizan Late War German range. The Kubelwagen and driver are from Warlord, with the passengers from Company B. The downed Luftwaffe pilot is part of a Foundry pack. Violetta Gramsci is the limited edition figure sold with Warlord's Bolt Action Armies of France and the Allies title.