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Sunday, 17 November 2019

Yet another batch of renovated 20mm-scale German figures

This batch of figures were bought from the 'bring-and-buy' stall at a wargame show, and began life as German World War I Storm-troopers. (I subsequently discovered that they had actually been painted by someone that I knew, and who had taken part in Eric Knowles' famous Madasahatta Campaign.)



I managed to damage several of them whilst removing them from their original multi-figure bases, and in the end the renovation involved having to almost completely repaint them.

It had been my original intention to use the figures to depict reserve or second-line infantry, but I now think that they are good enough to join the ranks of my main infantry units.

I'm now going to take a short break from renovating figures, if only to stop myself from getting bored. I plan to do some German artillery next so that I can begin to organise the troops that I have already renovated into suitable tabletop units.

4 comments:

  1. They do look very nice, Bob - much better than reservists and second liners. Volksgrenadiers, at least.

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    1. Archduke Piccolo,

      Cheers! They will certainly take to the field as 2nd or 3rd Wave troops, and will hopefully acquire themselves with glory.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  2. How do you go about renovating your figures? I remember using acetone and a toothbrush on my old pewter minis. That can be pretty rough on plastics though.

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    1. Mr. Pavone,

      In most instances the damage has been to the figure’s extremities (e.g. helmet, ends of weapons) and all they need is a minor repaint of the affected area. Removing former basing materials often causes damage to the boots, which again requires a simple repaint. Any other damage is repainted using as close a colour to the original as I can. The paints I use are acrylic, and the figures - which are all metal - are cleaned using soapy water and a soft brush.

      All the best,

      Bob

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