Friday, 25 February 2011

Rapid Fire 5th Battalion DCLI [21]

We got back home early today so I snatched a couple of hours in the garage to make up for time lost over the last few days. I've painted all the boots, metal bits and hair with a 50:50 mix of GW Black and Black Ink, followed by a drybrush of GW Boltgun Metal on the rifles and automatic weapons.

I also repainted the mortar and PIAT ammunition canisters in GW Gretchin Green to tone them down a bit. I finished off with a bit of tidying up ready for the insignia and divisional patch painting tomorrow. They definately won't win any prizes but they'll do as rank and file.

I also had a surprise delivery in the post, consisting of a lost parcel of Raventhorpe resin vehicles that I ordered back in December. They went to the wrong address but have now turned up. Anyway, the key items are an FAO carrier and a jeep for the 5th DCLI reconnaissance platoon. Very handy!

When I've finished off the infantry I'm going to tackle the AFV's and carriers as a bit of a change, leaving the infantry support weapons and crews to the end, whenever that turns out to be. The recce jeep and FAO carrier will be added to the vehicle park and painted up as and when.


  1. Jim, these are looking rather tasty - and quite inspirational, as I have a box of Valiants on my own workbench awaiting some spare time to be painted in amongst the current piles of ECW, Sudan and ACW naval minis.



Bag The Hun (363) AK47 (330) Books (288) Back of Beyond (197) Bolt Action (153) Old West (118) Coastal Warfare (114) Bag The MiG (107) Chain of Command (106) Pirates (106) Wings at War (101) MiG Alley (94) VBCW (86) 15mm Sci-Fi / Near Future (79) Target Locked On (77) Fistful of Lead (68) What a Tanker (68) Shows (67) BKC (65) Darkest Africa (65) Ironclads (60) Rapid Fire (58) Indo China / Vietnam (56) Victory at Sea (52) Saga (51) Saurian Safari (50) Boardgames (49) Knights of the Sky (45) Britain's Small Wars (42) Gladiators (41) Flashpoint Baltic (40) Flashpoint Taiwan (38) IABSM (36) Pre-Dreadnoughts (35) Journals (34) Post Apocalypse (30) Iron Cow (29) Atlantic Wall (28) Normandy Firefight (27) Full Thrust (25) France's Small Wars (23) Samurai (23) Air War C21 (22) Lion Rampant (22) Mexican Revolution (21) Fortifications (20) 28mm English Civil War (19) Cold War (19) Achtung Kommando! (18) PITS (18) Napoleonic Naval (15) Naval Thunder (15) Aircraft (14) Rate of Fire (14) Black Ops (13) Dragon Rampant (13) Aliens (12) Desert Spitfires (12) Flashpoint PVO (12) Imaginations (12) Iron Cross (12) Aeronef (11) Imperial Commander (11) Impetus (11) SCW (11) CY6 Jet Age (10) Flashpoint Alto Cenepa (10) Gaslands (10) 633 Squadron (9) ACW (9) Flashpoint Fleet Air Arm (9) 28mm Future Wars (8) Adventures in Jimland (8) Ancients (8) Dux Britanniarum (8) Cry Havoc (7) Zulus! (7) French Indian Wars (6) Frostgrave (6) Scramble for Britain (6) Three Musketeers (5) Arab Revolt (4) Five Men at Kursk (4) French Resistance (4) In Her Majesty's Name (4) Maurice (4) The Men Who Would Be Kings (4) Duel of Aces (3) Galactic Heroes (3) HOTT (3) Strontium Dog (3) Check Your Six! (2) Crom (2) Disposable Heroes (2) Fire and Steel (2) Gangsters (2) HYW (2) Iron Stars (2) Luft 46 (2) NUTS! (2) No Go Zone (2) Sharp Practice (2) War in El Dorado (2) 2mm ECW (1) Battlegroup (1) Dropzone Commander (1) Hind Commander (1) Missile Threat (1) Naval Command (1) Sturmovik Commander (1)