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Sunday, 11 May 2014

Falange Espanol - the first few


This past couple of weeks I have been slowly painting a new faction for my ongoing Spanish Civil War games. This time it is the blue shirts of a Falangist Militia that have joined the fray.

All the figures are from Empress Miniatures.

First of all I block in a base-coat using the following Vallejo colours:

  • Prussian Blue: Gorillo and shirt.
  • Russian Uniform WWII: Trousers.
  • German Cam. Beige: Puttees.
  • Beige Brown: Some blankets, some hair, rifle stock & flesh.
  • Stone Grey: Some blankets & some haversacks.
  • Saddle Brown: Boots, belts some haversacks & pouches.
  • Red: Gorillo piping & tassels.
  • Black: Soles, bayonet scabbard, rifle fittings & some hair.
  • Brass: Butt-plate.

The entire model is given a wash with Vallejo Sepia Wash and then I start to apply the highlights.

  • The gorillo and shirt are given a highlight of Prussian Blue then a spot of white is added and another highlight applied.
  • The trousers are highlighted with Russian Uniform WWII and highlighted by adding a touch of Pale Sand.
  • The puttees are highlighted with German Cam. Beige and then highlighted by adding a touch of Pale Sand.
  • The brown blankets were highlighted with Beige Brown and then highlighted by adding a touch of Pale Sand detail added with either Flat Red or Ivory.
  • The grey blankets were highlighted with Stone Grey and then highlighted by adding a touch of Pale Sand detail added with either Flat Red or Black.
  • The rifle stock and brown hair were highlighted with Beige Brown and then highlighted by adding a touch of Pale Sand.
  • The gorillo piping & tassels were highlighted with Flat Red.
  • The boots, belts, pouches & brown haversacks were highlighted with Saddle Brown and then highlighted by adding a touch of Pale Sand.
  • The bayonet scabbards, black hair & boot soles were highlighted with Black Grey.
  • The flesh was highlighted with Basic Fleshtone and then again with a touch of Ivory added.
  • The chevron on the gorillo and left arm was added with Ivory.
  • The butt-plate was highlighted with Brass
  • The rifle fittings and scabbard fittings were highlighted with a mix of Black & Gunmetal Grey

Finally, detail was picked out with Windsor & Newton Peat Brown ink and then the figures were based as per my earlier article.

Eagle eyed viewers will note the error I made on the chevrons on the second batch - bugger - once all 40 are painted they will hopefully just blend in.

Here are a few more shots individual close-ups.






7 comments:

  1. They came out nicely! After I get my miliitas done, I think I may get some of these.

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  2. Beautiful work on the blue!

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  3. Stunning looking figures! The blue really turned out fantastic.

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  4. Top job Scrivs. I real like the Falangistas 'all blue shirt' look. It gives an excellent contrast and even though they are militia they have an 'ordered' look....in a Spanish fascist kind of way!

    That's how I'm going to do mine,...in blue shirts for the early period.

    One of the nice things with the Falangists is it gives the Nationalists player a 'militia army' to use so in 1936 he doesn't have to run around with top-shelf Legion and Regulares all the time. They make good additions to the Africanistas as well to give force variation.

    Nice work...hope we see them in action soon.

    Happy Wanderer

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    1. Thanks Rolf, I reckon that at the current painting rate they will get their first game some time next month.
      It will make a change to have some crap Nationalists to shoot at, those Republicans may win a game on of these days.

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  5. Just to echo everyone else - lovely figures and a really lovely paint job.

    Richard
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  6. Thanks for all your kind comments. I have just started the base coats on another six and hope to have them done by the end of the week.

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