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July 19, 2011 by darrell
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Darrell has found some great little World War 2 Tommies from Valiant Miniatures, they’re 20mm, but as we all know Darrell loves his plastic!
I’ve bought every single Valient Miniatures release and I think they are all great, I’ve also made up my own rules for them and I think these are the best WW2 minies out there for a brilliant price.
they are excellent figures, saw the alpha casts at a show way back and bought a set. Nice variants and simple build. Good conversions possible.
Thing is they are not really 20mm…or rather do not look great next to fantassin, shq, aifix, italeri or the other 1/72 scale figs. Buy just Valiant to avoid weird scale issues and your golden. Wish they where heroic 28 or proper 20mm as id have bought shed loads.
Victrix by same company and make some nice heroic 28mm Nappies
Please don’t talk about nappies around Darrell, or we might get a repeat of the second to last turn 8…
Mr cheese please assemble your Vickers correctly, also snip off the bren tripod on the wall (whilst your at it maybe rest the Piat on the wall)
I should point out that 6mm is easy to paint, as is 10mm, your challenge is to buy, base and paint 1 set of each….dont try to paint the eyes though!
love these really would get lost painting these
Thank you for doing a historical unboxing again!
I have to agree. Thank you very much for some historical unboxings. After having been away from the site for the past month or so it is very nice to tune in and see Darrell doing stuff that is not directly related to 40k in some way, or to games workshop at all for the matter. I love those figs, but I have to disagree about 15mm being tough to paint. I think 15mm is spot on easy to paint and whole armies can be done up in about the 1/4 of the time it would take you to do a 28mm army.
The reason I think this is because at that scale you are not trying to capture every last detail with glazes, dry brusching, and elborate shading etc etc you are merely trying to catch the “essence” of the figures with neat accurate base colors and a simple wash. The art of doing a flames of war army, or any small scale army, comes with making scenic bases for the figs not with the figures themselves.
Small scale tanks on the otherhand can be far more elaborate, but with the energy you will save from the infantry elements you will find doing the vehicles is much more fun. I love the epic scale gaming experience. It is much faster to get ready, requires less space to play a large game, and takes less storage. When you are teenager and young adult it may not seem like much of a difference because you have tons more time and energy, but once you go to grognard status and your time becomes a precious commodity you will see what I mean.
This is one of the reasons I wish gw would have given better support to epic 40k and warmaster over the years. Oh well, they don’t care about the grognard gamer anyway lol.
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