It's been several weeks since I last posted... mostly I've been busy catching up at work. Fortunately, I have found a few minutes here and there to paint a couple of infantry figures from my recent order from The Plastic Soldier Company. I will start by saying that Infantry has always been a touchy subject for me... I enjoy it, but I don't do it very often. Mainly because I can't seem to find my unique "Style" of painting infantry and so I get frustrated and give up.
I am, however, determined to find my style and plan to do it by slowly painting my 1/72 infantry and experimenting with techniques along the way.
I wanted to start with a couple of figures that I didn't care much about ruining... the medics from both the Soviet and German infantry boxes. I used a high contrast painting scheme with a coat of black primer.
If I keep practicing and painting, I'm sure I'll eventually get to what I'm looking for. I do like the richness of colors on these figures and 1/72 is just big enough to provide a "canvas" to work on.
The bases are 3/4 inch washers and the landscaping is a mix of Vallejo pumice gel, ground foam, and Silflor grass tufts. I'm excited to move on and try some figures in action poses and with weapons... this guy and gal are a little docile.
I'd love to hear your thoughts (and critiques) so let me know what you think. Take Care!