Underfire Miniatures produce this 60mm mortar and crew for the Rhodesian Bush war range. It is affectionally known as the ‘Pat and Ron’ pack after the two men in the photo is is based on.
I painted up two versions, one in the lain green fatigues worn by the RhSAS on external operations and one in the more familiar Rhodesian camo pattern. An extra trooper with an AK got painted at the same time.
A fellow member of The Wargamers Forum had put up some pictures of the 1/72nd/ 20mm African themed terrain he was working on. Some of this scratchbuilt stuff he cast in resin for himself, I sent him a cheeky message seeing if he was willing to sell a few castings.
A week later, after money was sent via paypal, these arrived in the post:
Here they are finished:
I gave them a very quick paint job, the cast texture really took to the sponge, wash and drybrush techniques I used. They shall be very useful for my long running Rhodesian Bush War games.
Bill of Under Fire Miniatures asked me to paint up some of his recent 28mm Bush War RhSAS for him.
I cleaned up the figures and got crking. Painting using my usual technique went OK until I completly over did the highlights and made the figures look far too white and chalky. I was on the verge of stripping them when I remembered that I’d bought a new green wash from Army Painter. I bathed it on and let it dry overnight. Fortunately it did the trick… so much so that I’m really plesed with how this quartet look.
They have been painted in plain green fatigures to represent the sort worn on external operations into Mozambique.
I left the base unfinished as per Bill’s request.
You can by the figures here .