19 May 2016

War Correspondent and Interpreter

Hi guys,

Hobby is still slow here, the solo gaming just does not seem to cut it for me. Bunker is progressing slowly after the initial enthusiasm, but an unforseen surge of modelling made me finish yet another two recycled projects.

The War Correspondent and Interpreter miniatures you are about to see both started years ago (literally) when I started working on Slovene soldiers for the first time. The latter have since been replaced with the fantastic Empress Americans, which I think was great choice as it let me finish a lot of them reasonably fast.

Still, I was left with 4 half done dollies and I used two of them to make the miniatures I wanted for a long time - interpreter and a journalist.

Below you can see them at the stage where I essentially gave up on trying to make them look any better:
 The 'terp on the left looks a lot like what my Slovenes would have looked like if they were ever finished, including the 'old' helmet cover with loads of camo stripes. He was given a walkie and a single pouch. I thought about giving him an AK and eventually settled for an unarmed version.

The correspondent was given a plain helmet (that would need slight beefing up, they both use same heads actually!), slightly different vest and a small one-hand camera. The first idea was to give him a large camera, because they 'look cool', but that would have involved a lot of work and I think someone embedded with a fighting unit would appreciate the flexibility of a lighter equipment. He was given a satchel and yet another camera, however.

The interpreter was painted in a mix of camo and plain greens to keep him interesting. I've hid his identity behind a ski-mask and gave him tacticool gloves.  While my painting efforts have lowered somehow in the past year, I think it looks quite fantastic.


 Here he is compared to an Empress US soldier, as you can see he is slightly smaller, as dollies are older, when 28mm was 28mm.
 The War Correspondent was given more civilian clothing. Green helmet was justified as a military surplus. I was not sure about vest colour, I vividly remember reading how blue vests were only good for snipers to shoot at the journalists in Bosnia. But apparently they are still in use, and if nothing else, it helps with a recognition of the miniature.

 There is not much to add, below is a size comparison photo. It was made using same E-bob dollies as the Interpreter, so there are next to no differences - keep in mind, however, that I 'grew' both of them for a milimeter or so by adding putty to their shoulders back when I started making Slovenes.

As usual,

Thanks for looking!

Mathyoo


18 comments:

  1. They look pretty good to me! I agree that the blue for the journalist's clothing makes it much easier to pick him out. In gaming terms, that's a real benefit (even if it's less useful in real life).

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    1. Thanks Colgar! I agree - if games were realistic everyone miniature would have to be hidden beyond recognition!

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  2. Excellent additions.

    WE all have peaks and troughs in the hobby and thus weeks were little seems to get done, but our brain is ticking over just the same.

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  3. Worth waiting for says I, these look great. I am always impressed with anyone that can get Greenstuff to do what they want it to do.

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    1. Thanks Michael, in my defence it was not EXACTLY what I wanted GS to do!

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  4. Really great work. Your sculpting is very enviable.

    Theyare useful figures for the table top too.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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  5. They look great to me.
    And the size difference isn't enough to worry about.

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, its probalby only noticable when they are so close together.

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  6. Exellent sculps Mathyoo and great paintjob!

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  7. Excellent job dude. Nice to see them painted and complete.

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    1. Thanks Simon, I'm glad you like them!

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  8. I'd be more than a little pleased if I'd managed to make these two to the standards you've achieved - you should be well proud.

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    1. Thanks Joe, that means a lot, but hey - there's always room for improvement!

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