Thursday, June 7, 2012

28mm Australian Platoon Continues

And in case you haven't had enough of my obsession with my old homeland, here are some 28mm Jungle Australians to be used in Burma or Kokoda Trail campaigns.  Haven't started their Japanese opponents yet, but I'll get to that..

So first up, a group shot of the entire platoon.  Granted, no Heavy MGs or Mortars (or tank support) yet, but still a good start for a skirmish game.

And squad 1 next up.  


Squad 2:

The command squad with a some really nice sculpts by Brigade Games.  The other more cartoony guys are made by Artizan.  Both mix well, but I prefer Brigade as they have a more "Rodin" feel to them somehow..  Maybe its the lack of eyeballs. I dunno.

I have kept my squad ID numbering system, so you can see Squad 3 here with an MG as one of the corporals/fireteam leaders.  The main reason I do the MG labeling is because the Bren guns these guys are carrying aren't the most obvious.  You can also see on the middle guy a white powdery looking effect on his base.  More on this in a moment.

Squad 3.  You can see the white powder on the middle guy... grrr

Here's a close up of one of the worst.  This happened before when I'd finished painting my 2nd squad.  I dullcoat sprayed 'em, and it looked like they had just come in from a light snow storm = HORRIBLE looking.  It looks worse in real life.

Anyway in case anybody out there has run into this "white powder snow dullcoating disaster", I looked it up on the web and found that it sometimes happens with dullcoat, either because of humidity, or over shaking, phase of the moon etc. etc.  Here are a few links that hopefully should help.  I'll probably try spraying one guy again with dullcoat to see if I can't get rid of the snow.  Quite bummed about it because these fig sculpts are so good, and I want to get moving on their Japanese counterparts.


  1. With the exception of the white powder guys they look great! I've heard a lot of people say to strip the models and start over when this happens.

  2. Great work!

    I am looking forward to seeing more of this project :)

    I am moving into 28 mm WW2 (I already play FOW -but the 28 mm figs around at the moment are far too nice!).

    Which rules are you planning to use?

    Happy Gaming,


    1. Thanks Allan!
      We're planning on using Disposable Heroes, although there are plenty of skirmish rules out there. Force on Force WW2 I think would also be good, although that's more asymmetric warfare and modern but then again we haven't tried it yet :)

  3. Wait, were Australians even IN world war 2? Seems very "suspect" to me to be honest.