Wednesday, November 26, 2014

1939-40 British Infantry Brigade

As with all my stuff, based for CD3. This is my British Expeditionary Force collection and has been about a year in the making. I now have three complete infantry battalions and just need to add other units, such as recon and bridging engineers; just for the sake of it really. Comprised almost entirely of the most excellent Zvezda figures, which I have tried to arrange in as many poses as I could for the sake of variety


First Battalion


Second


Third


Some examples of the different poses I was able to achieve doing the monster-mash and seeing what I could come up with



Every other figure had a sling added where I could




Esci arms added to the figure on the right



Another Bren team


Airfix arms + green-stuff




Battalion commander sections, middle one is Airfix


Company command sections, Aifix, Zvezda, Esci


Brigade command section


MMG platoons


Mortar platoons


Engineers


The Brigade.


24 comments:

  1. Great work Al! I really like that you added the slings to the figures and the varied poses really works well. Hard to believe that they are only 1/72nd!
    Cheers
    Col

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    1. Thanks mate, you should try this scale, you know you want to :) Possibly a WW1 French tank as an experimental introduction? :):)

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  2. thats fecking cool ! Al .. like the cd std's , mtr's too , have you knocked of work yet mate ?...

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    1. Thanks Dave, finish tomorrow for the year, go back last day of February

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  3. Yes very impressive Al. This has been a dream of yours for a age and I am glad you made it finally.

    Well done chum.

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    1. Cheers mate, would still like to see more figures and vehicles for the era

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  4. Fantastic work Al! Wonderful looking army!

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    1. Thanks Rodger, still some touching up to do but mostly happy :)

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    1. Thanks Luca, love your work mate

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    2. many thanks Al, you are very kind!

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  6. Impressive brush work Al. At this scale to paint this well is a huge accomplishment. I like the poses on these as well.

    So happy to see you have realized this big goal!

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    1. Thank you Anne, I've really enjoyed the project, liked your last couple of posts too :)

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  7. Great work.
    The first seems other more effectively

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  8. Excellent - Adolf doesn't stand a chance now!

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  9. These look really nice, Al. The Zvezda are great figures and the painiting is great. Congratulations on their completion!

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  10. Thanks boys, this unit is my absolute fav :)

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  11. There are really nice.

    One teeny weeny comment - what you have there, if it's appearing in battle, is a Brigade rather than a Regiment. It would typically be made up of battalions from three different, named Regiments,

    For example the 9th Infantry Brigade had 2nd Bn Lincolnshire Regt, 1st KOSB, and 2nd Royal Ulster Rifles.

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  12. Really love these figures and what you've done with them – what did you make the slings out of?

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    1. just a thin plastic chord, like they attach to clothing labels

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  13. I really do love the look of these – they're 'just right' as Goldilocks would say :) What size bases do you use – I'd like to use the same.

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