"Don't you already have a ton of unpainted models?"
"Well yes, but these ones are different."
This is the conversation my mind had which lead to me purchasing the core of a Russian Strelkovy company and German Grenadier Company for Flames of War, all from the Plastic Soldier Company. I purchased them online from Woodrows war store in Canada since I thought they had everything I wanted in stock. Turns out they actually didn't so this project is starting two weeks later than I had planned but it doesn't really matter.
|First up is the Soviets still in their boxes.|
|And their German opponents.|
The soviets will be first since I don't yet have an allied army. Also I hadn't actually planned on doing Germans since I already have a Fallschrimjager and a Tiger Company. But then I thought the tigers could use some Grenadier support and then the Panzer IV's were released and they looked good and would also be a good support choice and then another box of Panzer's would let me make a panzer company.... you get the point.
So, two armies and only limited time before winter comes and I can no longer prime anything because of the snow. In order to get the Strelk done fast I found this excellent tutorial on speed painting soviets. With this in mind I clipped off and assembled all 260 figs and glued each pose on its own popsicle stick, ready to be sprayed. I found the figs that had to be assembled quite annoying even though it was mostly just guns and heads, but no worse than cleaning off mold lines.
|After they have all been sprayed.|