I will have some pictures of my daughters' figures in the near future, but for now, here are some of my own figures I painted with them. These 1/72 soft plastic figures are from HaT Industries.
I primed these white, then put a basic block paint job on them. I used Minwax as a dip.
If boxes such as this had been available 25 years ago, I doubt I ever would have moved to metal gaming figures! It was very nice to be able to make a good looking wargaming unit.
Beautiful unit Scott, well done!ReplyDelete
Many thanks, Mike!Delete
Very nice work on these Hat Austrians. Funny you say that about plastic - I feel the same - if the later Airfix figures had just been in hard plastic, like the Perry or Victrix ones of today, I think a lot of people would have been happy using them. Half the issue I had with the plastic figures of my youth was getting paint to stay on them!ReplyDelete
Yes, very true. The dip helps keep the paint attached, as does the new generation of plastic primers.Delete
That was a problem I had too, Ross. Of course, those were my much younger days and I had yet to discover the benefits of varnish and dullcote.Delete
I like 'em Scott!ReplyDelete
I have enjoyed painting these. It's almost time to order more.Delete
They look very good. I started with metal, painted one unit of Airfix (highlanders, no less!), watched the paint flake off, and that was it for them.ReplyDelete
If my Grandsons become interested in the hobby, I might use plastic for that, but not otherwise at this point.
Those old Airfix figures were the worst for paint flaking. I found these to be much more robust.Delete
Beautifully painted Scott. I'm on 1/72 for the 'goldilocks' aspect of the scale, the proportions of the figures and economics of them. Once washed and undercoated (simply a coat of paint—I use all acrylics), I find no problems with paint flaking. From my experience and observations, wear and tear of the painted & varnished figures during use is less than with metal figures.ReplyDelete
Will you be doing more of these?
Yes, I certainly will be doing more. My daughters are all on fire to paint up huge armies.Delete
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