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Author:  Cain Tiberius [ Mon May 20, 2013 10:58 pm ]
Blog Subject:  E Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne. 20th May 13

Hey folks.

I'll start by saying, I'm not hugely into historical modelling. I prefer Sci-Fi and at a push, Fantacy. Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy watching war movies / series and documentaries. And I have built model aircraft both WW2 and more recent over the years. But as far as table top is concerned, it never interested me.

However... After having a couple demo games that I really enjoyed, and seeing the level of interest that Bolt Action is gaining at a local gaming store... I decided to get a bit of a small force. My favourite WW2 show has always been Band of Brothers. I don't know why, but it just clicks with me. So my first set has to be the Screaming Eagles.

The set is of 21 men and includes:
An Officer, Platoon Sergeant, Radio Operator and a Medic.
10 Parratroopers including 2 Sergeants. 1 with Thompson, the other with M1 Carbine. The othe 8 have M1 Garands.
2 man .30 Cal LMG team. 2 man Bazooka team. And a 60mm Mortar with 3 crew.

On to pictures. To be noted before anyone pics me up on it. 2 of the M1 Carbines (the Officer and Sergeant) have the barrels broken off. This happened in the box and I'm not going to attempt to fix them. Also, if they appear a little shiny, it's because I took the pics shortly after varnishing them. I knew I wouldn't have time to do pics later.

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I also like the scale of them next to Space Marines. I feel they are more in like with 40k fluff. So I may use these as IG allies too.

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Comments, Crits, questions.. All welcome.

Nathanael.



Comments

Author:  skywalker [ Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:13 pm ]

What make/colour of paints did you use on these?

Author:  Cain Tiberius [ Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:29 am ]

They are just GW Citadel paints. Some of the colours are from GWs previous range. I don't know what new range equivelents are, but I'll mark which are and which are old. I used:-

For the pants and jacket I used Death World Forest (new).
For the helmet I used Castellan Green (new) with a dry brush of Death World Forest.
I then lightly dry brushed the pants, jacket and helmet with Zandri Dust (new)
On the boots, chin straps and any metals (pistols, bolt actions, spades) I used Charadon Granite (old), then dry brushed with Dawnstone (new)
Wooden parts of rifles I used Snakebite Leather (old) and gloves I used Bestial Brown (old)
I then gave the entire model a wash of Seraphim Sepia (new)

I hope this helps. I haven't listed the skin or badges as I'm sure you can figure those out.

Any more questions feel free :)

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