Modernkiwi, thanks to you now I feel less guilty about deciding to save the frustration and leave it as it is
Now a blast from the past! A labor of love and research, a 500pt Flames of War (2nd ed) Australian Divisional Cavalry force. These bad boys are from many years ago, and all my research is lost to the past, but the flags and tank markings do correspond with a specific force.
Who doesn't love Crusader II's
The whips are bristles from a 2"-3" paintbrush, the flags may be thin brass? The flags do correspond to squadron/command identifications. I believe I still have the hand drawn cheat sheet I made, I'll have to look for it
Australian infantry support platoon, complete with campy, er, cool hats!
I had to reshoot some photos while the sun was going down, so the colors are off. Of course, when I try to use proper lighting once it's dark, my camera thinks my apartment is redshifting, might be time for some LED's and a light box.
The infantry are based with some Liquitex resin sand, which as seen here I never got around to painting. It's easily been some of the handiest stuff I've ever used for basing, good texture and easy to use without the mess of traditional sand, and I like it much more than wood putty. Naturally, I can't find it anymore, and my little pot from 8 years ago is almost out.
I always wanted to do a rival Italian Fucilieri infantry force to square of against and have both sides of the theater, but it never really took off. Now as I mentioned in my last post, my cohort has a completely painted British 8th Army infantry force, based for Flames of War. A bit of rebasing and some filling some support options will make for a fine Chain of Command force, chomping at the bit for a rival. So naturally, I have an excuse to finally do my Italians!
Still have some options to buy, and reinforcements from Peter Pig are on the way, I haven't been this excited about a project in a while
I have access to the original first edition Italian rule book and some paints, and have started some preliminary research. Really looking forward to this, I hope you guys will join me for the ride!
Thanks for looking!