Welcome back long suffering maniacs.
Last few days has seen some slow but steady progress on my Bolt Action US Airborne force.
Some folks have pointed out the distinct lack of great coats on 'winter' Americans.
Before i set out on this project i decided the force would be part of the 506th PIR of the 101st Airborne. Any fans of Band of Brothers, either the book or tv series, or any one with some insight into the US Airborne in the Ardennes. Will know that the 101st were rushed to the front, many had very little winter clothing (in fact in 'BoB' it's only the officers with the Great Coats) and most had little to no ammo.
When researching and deciding on the models to use, i used this rational to explain the inclusion of models without greatcoats and the fact that some would be wearing items of the M1942 and M1943 uniform. Lets face it, old kit or not, when your skins forming ice crystals from the cold, it's not going to matter as long as it keeps you warm. Hence, the mix of Warlord games and Artizan models.
Now that's out of the way.
Here's the progress so far
Overall infantry shot
Closer shot of a couple of models to hopefully show the work that's gone into the basic uniform.
Mortar spotter, 2nd Lt and Medic team.
Hopefully over the next couple of days i can get the webbing painted and start to break up the plain green feel. Also apologies for the poor pics, they were taken late at night on a camera phone :(
Last but not least.
I made the decision to try and get back into Malifaux by Wyrd Miniatures.
I still need to get my hands on the wave 1 and 2 arsenal decks to be able to play.
But as of today, this will be my crew of choice to learn with.
So that's the general hobby all up to date. Hope your all doing well.