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20mm moderns

Posted by Ben Bob on 06 Nov 2021, 20:19

I just wanted to post a quick update of what I'm working on. The Romans I showed last time were a bit of a chore, so I decided to do something completely different and revisit some Modern 20mm topics. For this I chose the old Vepa 1/72 US Army figures now sold by Empress. They are the best 20mm metal moderns - it's just too bad that most other ranges don't come close.

For now I'm doing a squad in Universal Camouflage Pattern (the grey kind) and another in Multicam (the newer green camo).



Here's an incomplete figure in Multicam. I used my old tutorial (https://benssoldiers.blogspot.com/2016/12/painting-satisfactory-multicam.html) as a basis, but have added some additional fine washes and highlights.

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Here's a contrast between the two. I'm doing the UCP guys as 10th Mountain Division in Afghanistan in the mid 2000s, and the Multicam ones as contemporary 82nd Airborne.

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Posted by Peter on 07 Nov 2021, 00:00

Fantastic work Ben! I like them! :thumbup:
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Posted by sansovino on 07 Nov 2021, 16:27

Impressive and colourful soldiers with astonishing details till the small flag or the dust on the uniforms.
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Posted by OwenChpw on 12 Nov 2021, 00:15

I love the closeups on these, and the figures look accurate. Great work!
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Posted by Ben Bob on 30 Nov 2021, 18:46

Thank you all for your kind comments. I appreciate it :D
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Posted by Ben Bob on 30 Nov 2021, 18:47

I just wanted to share a quick update on some Modern Russians I'm painting. These are made by Alex miniatures, sold by Tankograd internationally. I highly recommend them as the best 20mm Russians available. They go very nicely with the Xan US I have been working on.

Thanks for looking.

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Posted by Bluefalchion on 30 Nov 2021, 19:04

Alex Miniatures with a Ben Bob paint job. Now that is a marriage made in heaven.
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Posted by huib on 30 Nov 2021, 22:06

Good figures, great painting. I like how you represented Multicam in this small scale. Well done!
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Posted by Peter on 30 Nov 2021, 22:53

Bluefalchion wrote:Alex Miniatures with a Ben Bob paint job. Now that is a marriage made in heaven.

I agree! :thumbup:
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Posted by Ben Bob on 01 Dec 2021, 17:37

Thank you all. They are a pleasure to paint :thumbup:
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Posted by OwenChpw on 08 Dec 2021, 04:49

These miniatures look very realistic, I guess it helps that there's ready real life comparisons, please keep posting!
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Posted by Ben Bob on 12 Dec 2021, 01:38

Thanks, Owen :yeah:

Just a little update tonight. I finished a couple more Russians and am testing out a new setup for photographs. Thanks for looking.

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Posted by Beano Boy on 12 Dec 2021, 03:46

Splendid painting Ben. BB
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Posted by Wiking on 12 Dec 2021, 09:19

I am impressed.

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Look so realistic.
As an b/w pic some low intensity and you do not know it it is real or just 20mm figures.
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Posted by KenzoSato on 12 Dec 2021, 10:04

Fantastic..
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Posted by Peter on 12 Dec 2021, 23:05

Those Russians soldiers look marvellous! :thumbup:
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Posted by Ben Bob on 12 Dec 2021, 23:44

Thank you all :-D
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Posted by Ben Bob on 15 Dec 2021, 23:01

Finished up a couple fireteams. Here is one as a preview.

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I also got started on the weapons teams including this M240. They are in the early stages of painting, but it shows the detail well.

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Posted by Peter on 15 Dec 2021, 23:10

Nice figures indeed. :thumbup:
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