Monday, September 21, 2015

WW2 Italian foot

I have a pretty large collection of 1/72-scale Italian foot from both Terry and Tim's respective closet clean-outs. I painted up 70 for North Africa. Some are from an old Airfix set (re-released by HaT) and the rest are from a Waterloo 1815 desert set.

I based 10 in groups of four and the rest (mostly Airfix) are based as singles for casualty removal. The Airfix singles are perhaps a bit too European in their uniforms (despite the desert colours). Lovely figures though, with lots of deep detail for the washes. Will do for the desert and maybe Sicily?

Up next: Some British 2 pounder ATGs for the desert and then onto some late-war British airborne troops. I also have a coupe of games with Bruce this week.


CelticCurmudgeon said...

Hi Bob,
Are any of your infantry going o be painted for combat in Europe? The tanks can be used in Yugoslavia or in Russia painted as is. I have not seen any tanks with multi-color camo in North Africa. They would make appropriate allies for the Germans on the Eastern Front.

DeanM said...

Very nice figures, background is also very cool

Bob Barnetson said...

Jerry, Thanks, yes I do have some (as yet unpainted) Italians for Europe as well as some more Italian tanks I will paint sand.

Bob Barnetson said...

Thanks Dean. A handy little Matchbox piece. Seems to help my phone balance the colour properly.