Saturday, 8 November 2008

The BEF are here!

Here's a few pics of my recently completed Late War British. All figures are Great War Miniatures painted in my 3-colour Foundry style paint scheme.


The BEF
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An NCO and 3 privates


The BEF
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NCO and private.

The BEF
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Rear view

The BEF
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Steady lads!

The BEF
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Wait for it!

I've really enjoyed painting these fellows! It has made a nice change from Romans and Celts plus I've been able to use a rather different colour palette which proved quite a challenge at first.

All of the figures were painted from a black undercoat. For the uniforms two had a base coat of Foundry Drab Shade, the other two had GW Charadon Granite, highlighted with Drab Mid and Khemri brown respectively. The webbing is GW Kommando Kahki with GW Bleached Bone highlights. One of the figures has a leather 'surcoat' which I painted GW Vermin Brown, with GW Vermin Brown and Desert Yellow mix highlights. The puttees were the same as the uniform colour with a little extra mid-shade to give better highlights.

My recent visit to the battle fields of the Somme (full report to follow soon) has given these figures a particularly special meaning. So on the 90th anniversary of the guns falling silent ... please wear your poppy with pride.

Lest we forget.

1 comment:

Rooster Music said...

Hi! Great painting there, I've got some Renegade and GWM miniatures coming and will hopefully do them in the same painting style. I was just wondering, did you use and wash or shade at any point whilst painting them?

Kind regards, Sam