Thursday, August 05, 2021

Revell Panzergrenadiers

 

I laid my hands on a couple of boxes of Revell Panzergrenadiers recently and it seemed like a good moment to pull a few out and paint them to see what I was getting myself into.

I think they are a case of the sculptor getting very ambitious in the posing while the mold technology used was not quite up to the job. There is lots of excess material where the mold has been unable to reach. Also, there is quite a bit of clash, mold lines and some evidence of mold mis-alignment. Grrr. 

Cleanup is a big part of the job. 

Nice looking figures once you get past these issues, though. Very lively and natural looking poses.

4 comments:

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Attractively painted, as ever, even considering the less conspicuous modern uniforms. What acrylics and type of basecoat are you using, Greg?

Best Regrads,

Stokes

Bloggerator said...

Games Workshop acrylics, Stokes. Just that over a white undercoat. I'm aiming for a light, bright figure that stands out on the tabletop. Too much wargaming stuff that i see these days is dull. I put it down to too much black undercoat - especially on terrain.

Basically I put the base coat on thin enough that it 'self shades' and layer brighter highlights if I need to. Sort of a wargaming paint-by-umbers!

Greg

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Thank you, Greg! I agree. Nice, bright colors for figures and terrain are much more pleasing to the eye. How do you finish them, so that the paint remains on the figures?

Best Regards,

Stokes

Bloggerator said...

I am a bit of a sinner here Stokes. I just give the figures the traditional wash in soapy water, then a good rinse and air dry before undercoating . I use Tamiya spray extra fine white for a good, well bonded undercoat that has a nice smooth finish. Painting goes as above followed by 2-3 healthy coats of varnish. That and the basing ate the two things I really rely on to protect the figures.

All the best to you and the family,

Greg