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Raifs Afrikakorps-List 28mm

Posted by raif on 23 Jan 2015, 10:21

I have to do something different. So i started with a German Africa Korps-List for the ruleset Operation Squad. The advantage for me, you don't need much miniatures. With 10 to 12 Figures you can play a really nice game.

First i painted a testfigure to find out, which colors and paints are suitable for painting Uniforms for the Afrikakorps. At the end of the Test-Mini i had a List of paints which i would use for the further paintings.

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Here is the result of the first testmini.

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More pics of the Mini and what paints and pigments i used you can find on the blog.

In the meantime i could finish two further grenadiers - Hans and Guenther.

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For these two guys i used other Colors from my painting-sheet for the trousers and the jackets. I like the results of the difference colors. For the equipments i use always the same colors to simulate the uniformity of the unit.

here are much more pics from the two soldiers.
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Posted by Peter on 24 Jan 2015, 20:00

Great painted figures! And you are well organized! :thumbup:
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Posted by raif on 25 Jan 2015, 09:57

Thank you Peter! :-) Yep, i try it to be. I guess some organization halves the work. :-)
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Posted by Dad's Army on 25 Jan 2015, 12:06

Cool painjob, looking at your blog youre a man of detail!
Stunning work!
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Posted by raif on 26 Jan 2015, 22:14

The next Grenadier - Horst - is painted. This time he is the MG-34 light machine gunner.

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More Pics of Horst you will find on my blog.
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Posted by raif on 02 Feb 2015, 11:51

The next grenadier is Johannes, the gunner assistant.

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For his trousers i used with Foundry Drab a new color.

More pics of Johannes you will find on my Blog
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Posted by raif on 10 Feb 2015, 16:31

In the last days i worked on the bases for Johannes, Horst, Hans und Günther. What i learned is, that i need more time to study how to work with pigments. ;D

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More pics of the single bases are - as always - on my blog.
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Posted by MABO on 11 Feb 2015, 22:16

I really like you style of painting!
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Posted by raif on 26 Feb 2015, 21:04

Now my operation squad group have a Corporal.

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For this guy i have no name yet. So if you have a idea about his name, let me a comment on my blow or here. :)

Here is the Link to the blog-entry with more pics of the figure.
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Posted by Peter on 02 Mar 2015, 19:59

Great painted Corporal! :thumbup:
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Posted by raif on 08 Mar 2015, 21:56

Otto - a Veteran Grenadier joined my DAK-Troup.
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For this Figure i used new color-combinations. Fortunately they works fine.

More Pics from Otto are on the Blog.
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Posted by Von Moltke on 08 Mar 2015, 23:05

wonderful!!! you are a master of painting!
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Posted by raif on 29 Mar 2015, 20:59

So, it's time for the first weathering steps - i ever did. i never before works with ak interactive enamel tools. but it's really funny to handle white spirit and oil washes and others.

at this stage i used dak filter and dak wash from ak interactive and the look of the opel blitz changed dramatically.

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More pics of the truck you can see on my blog..
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Posted by Peter on 30 Mar 2015, 19:42

Great looking truck! :thumbup:
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Posted by raif on 06 Apr 2015, 18:14

The Opel Blitz is already finished! YESSS - my first weathering model is done!

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More pics from the Opel Blitz can you see on my blog - with a close up too!
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Posted by raif on 28 May 2015, 08:58

After a break of painting, Heinrich is ready to support my DAK-List

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More Pics from the Grenadier Heinrich you can find on the Blog.
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Posted by Ochoin on 02 Jul 2015, 04:40

You are so organised.

Indeed,if you've ever painted a batch of figures & much later gone back to paint another batch, your paint swatch idea would save all that colour-matching pain I've certainly gone through.

Good tip.

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Posted by raif on 10 Sep 2015, 07:10

Thanks god, in the last days the temperatures drops in the attic. So finally i could use my paintdesk again. :-) I could finish two miniatures - Karl-Gustav - the seargent of my troup and Georg a further grenadier.


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btw. for the photos of the two boys i used the first time a own photobackground. I guess it was a step forward to achieve a better photoquality.


More Pictures - with the new background - you can find on my blog.
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Posted by raif on 14 Sep 2015, 10:02

Here comes Gerhard - the sniper of my Operation Squad Team. For the next time it will be the last WWII-Figure i will paint. It's time to paint more Dark Age Figures for my SAGA-Armies :D

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As i was not able to find a adequate miniature for a DAK Sniper i choose this plastic miniature from the perry DAK-Box. I hope you like Gerhard.

More pics of Gerhard you will find on the blog.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 14 Sep 2015, 16:38

Other Scales! :sst: I`mmmmm!
I guess these are all 28mm scale model figures,and well based up for wargaming.
I Like E`m All. BB
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