From the Shed: More Elhiem figures.

A couple of quick pics here…


First up I painted 4 USMC figures, enough to form a fireteam, to try out the colours to paint Woodland MARPAT pattern see here for an example. I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out. Although a full platoon of them would take a while…. Will try the desert scheme next.

marines woodland marpat

I also painted up some assorted Cold War Soviet figures for a couple of scenarios I’ve got planned, the guy with the white helmet is a Military Policeman on traffic duty:

assorted cold war soviets

Finally I got some of the insurgent gun crew to go with the improvised mortars I featured a bit ago:

insurgent gun crew

gun crews and mortars






18 comments on “From the Shed: More Elhiem figures.

  1. Making good progress, Pete! All nice, but I particularly like the insurgent crews.

    • Pete S/ SP says:

      Thanks John, they turned out nice and it is good to have the for future games. I vacillate between thinking loose figures or mini dioramas are best for heavy weapons such as these.



      • I think they look fine as they are! I always tend to compromise with artillery crews – separate bases for the crew, no base for the weapon and trails legs closed in the travelling position so that the weapon looks correct towed but lets you get the crew round it to fire. A lot of this is so they take up a minimum of storage space. Having said that, even I base mortars set up for firing and yours look all that much better for having the bases.

      • Pete S/ SP says:

        Thanks John. One advantage I find of a decent base is they reduce breakages.



  2. Very nice Pete. Looking forward to seeing others in due course.

  3. Chris Kemp says:

    There is no evidence for this Pete, but……

    AMUSING HOUSE RULE No. 12a: Improvised mortars take twice as long to reload because most of the crew sensibly have to run back from a Looong way away each time the mortar is fired. 12b: 1 on a 1d6 means that the poor benighted heathen who drew the short straw to pull the firing lanyard has to be replaced. 🙂

    Regards, Chris

  4. Marvin says:

    Very interested in the camouflage challenges you set yourself, the MARPAT looks really good – and of course great looking figures.

  5. Azazel says:

    Very nice work, Pete. You’ve reminded me of those poor neglected moderns I picked up years ago from Eureka that I’ll need to get back to …one day.

    • Pete S/ SP says:

      Thanks. What moderns did you get? Never seen and of Eurekas stuff in the lead so to speak….



      • Azazel says:

        I’ve got USMC and Force Recon models. Very nice stuff. That reminds me that I got ripped off by Empress Miniatures from their Kickstarter a few years ago, as well.
        They were rude and bitchy and then never sent me my pledge since I was too busy to fill out their stupid excel sheet pledge manager when I just wanted the exact thing I’d pledged for sent to the address they already had.

      • Pete S/ SP says:

        Not good about Empress. I’m a bit lukewarm about Kickstarters at the best of time- I find them rather faffy and they are always late. Are you going to contact them again? How many figures did you pledge for?



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