Wednesday, September 10, 2014

1/72-scale WW2 French Infantry

The recent spate of nasty weather (plus a commission that is demanding attention) inspired me to move some of the WW2 French infantry that have been crowing my desk through the final steps.

These are 1/72-scale models from Caesar Miniatures. There were about 40 in a variety of poses. I decided to base them single-ly for my Memoir '40 project.

I also have a box of Pegasus French that I will multi-base to create the core of each Memoir unit. The tunics came out about how I figured they would but the helmets came out way darker.

The Pegasus models were (mostly) multi-part models so I left them to be assembled later. But I did paint the two poses that didn't require assembly. Below, you can see the Pegasus and Caesar poses side-by-side (Pegasus in the number 1 and 3 spots). Pretty compatible, I'd say.

I've moved some stuff around in my hobby room to better organize it. This has affected level and angle of the natural night available for photo box. The picture below shows an interesting effect, with the background fading out the mini.

Up next: Some Dropzone Commander minis are built and will be primed tonight (if the weather cooperates). I have two batches of these. Then probably back to some more 1/72-French.


Edouard said...

Nice article. What is the dimensions of the bases?

Bob Barnetson said...

Thanks! The bases at washers, approximately 20mm or 0.75 inches in diameter.