1/72 Painted German and Soviet Medics

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!


  1. Great looking paint work on those figures. Well done.

  2. They look marvellous. Personally I hope you stick to this style (it does remind me of Steven Dean's and Kevin Dallimore's) because I like it a lot!

  3. Nice Blog mate, link added

  4. nicely done, as usual!

    thanks for sharing.

  5. Damn you've got a painting talent there, beautiful work.

  6. These are really awesome -- great job!

  7. Excellent stuff all round - brilliant figures too!

  8. Superlative skills with the brush.
    In considering alternative techniques are you going to experiment with neutral undercoat like a grey, or perhaps some inks or washes?
    I have found some great figure painting inspiration on this guy's site:


  9. These figures are gorgeous. If this is what you may 'throw away', I can't wait to see what you keep. :)

  10. I think your style with figures is really beautiful ! you did an excellent job on those medics.

    Your afv's are just stunning !!

    What do you think about the lack of complete instructions in the Plastic Soldier Co. PzIV ?
    i also wish some decals... but anyway it's a great set... 3 vehicles , 3 options... :)


  11. Hi Guys,

    Thanks for the all the kind words and suggestions! It is good to hear such positive feedback :)

    Thanks also for the technique suggestions, links, etc. I have done some work with Gray and White undercoats (I am using Gray for my vehicles currently) but plan to stick to black on the infantry for now.

    Graham, I think the instructions could have been improved by PSC, but overall I think that once you get the hang of the first vehicle, the others are a breeze.

    Take care guys,

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