Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Italian airfield personnel

The LRDG-attack on an Italian airfield does need targets. Aeroplanes are a given, also barracks, guard posts, guns, fuel dumps and vehicles. But what is an airfield without airfield personnel? Obviously not much, so personnel we had to find.
We're doing stuff!
I didn’t find any obvious models for this. But a box of Airfix WWII Luftwaffe Personnel had to do as ersatz Italians. Who’s to complain, there is no Osprey on these guys, as far as I know.
You are the dancing queen, young and sweet, only seventeen...
This is the initial trial run, with a mix of figures and the pilots. The results are good enough, so I’ll paint the rest of the figs in the same way.
I do not approve!
Colours used (Vallejo unless otherwise noted):
Uniform: 847 Dark Sand
Shoes, belts: Humbrol 62 Leather
Equipment: 977 Desert Yellow
Skin: 955 Flat Flesh
Hair: 872 Chocolat Brown
Everything washed with Army Painter Quickshade Ink Soft Tone, and boots washed with Citadel Devlan Mud (RIP)
Uniform: 874 Tan Earth
Skin: 955 Flat Flesh
Washed with Citadel Devlan Mud (RIP)

1 comment:

  1. You are not the only one with dancing little soldiers, it seems!