Saturday 25 April 2020

Spectre Snipers

Spectre Snipers

After painting my last Spectre minatures I started thinking about some support. I had these two Snipers that I could use for all my teams. They were on bases waiting to be primed with my Warlord Germans and I got on with priming them, and then promptly got carried away with the Germans.

There not shiny its just my photos.

Still holding out on the basing until I have more supplies.


Painting them was simple enough, primed army painter leather brown, then Multicam for the any visible clothing using Spectre's guide. I used some of the greens and browns from the guide for the Ghillie suits in random patches. Khaki, Waaagh green and german grey on the weapons, then all washed with Agrax earthshade, followed with a little highlighting with Iraqi Sand especially on the Ghillie suit to tie it all together. I didn't paint any visible flesh and left the primer showing with the wash for a cam cream effect.

28mm Spectre SAS counterterrorism team

28mm Spectre task force in multicam

Thursday 16 April 2020

28mm Warlord Late war Germans

Late War Germans

So being stuck at home has its advantages of more hobby time. Previously I've collected some Late War sprues in the Warlord sales, and bits off ebay with the intention of starting an army that I would like to play but hate to paint. German camouflage is bad enough in 15mm could it be easier in 28mm?

Having built these for fun previously all I needed was a primer and my Chain of Command Late War Germans would finally be started.

So first up junior leader with mp40, no? Got carried away.

Yeah I might be using some artistic licence.

 There are numerous painting guides out there to give you inspiration, Duncan Rhodes recent German grenadier may have inspired me to paint these, just a little bit.
1 of the 7

 As with my recent Spectre Minatures I'm still short on basing materials for now so plain brown it is.
And another

Technically he is a rifleman 
So five more to go, three rifleman and the MG 42 pair and my first section will be complete. I will build an actual junior leader with an mp40, then all of the junior leaders will have an automatic weapon. I'll also need extra MG's if I want to represent a panzer grenadier platoon as well.
The problem I find with plastic self assembly is you can end up with lots of awkward places to paint. This bugs me, so seeing as I need more to complete the section I'm going to try painting the next five on the sprue and see if it saves me any time!

Saturday 11 April 2020

28MM Spectre SAS Counterterrorism Team

SAS Counterterrorism Team

These were some of the first Spectre minatures I bought with the Spectre rules 1st edition. They have sat on many a shelf and desk, moved house three times, and with the Multicam fest over with and plenty of time on my hands, I thought I'd give them a go

The Team

Brilliant figures as always, but I decided that they weren't going to represent the SAS more of a non specific force, Tier 1 to well equipped contractors potentially. The trouble was they were all armed with Carbines, firepower was what was needed in the shape of a Task Force Marksman and MG Operator.

Some of the pictures may be muddled, no idea why, when previewed they look fine, when published and viewed from my browser some have moved. All this is done on my phone and whilst I'm getting quicker and better at the articles I am still clueless and would rather be painting. Also the models look shiny but that's my poor camera skills, so enjoy.



Really enjoyed these as they were quick to paint in comparison to Multicam. The bases will stay bare until the end of the current world wide situation as my basing supplies are thin on the ground and may be required for terrain building. 

As always I have more Spectre minis in my stash and a UGL, Breacher and a SAW may be added in the not to distant future. 

Looking forward to getting these on the table soon fingers crossed.

Spectre Rules battle report

28mm Insurgents