Rebel Grots: Infantry Squad 2 ready for paint

Hello all,

In the past week I’ve finished adding shoulder pads to the rest of Infantry Squad II.  I also added hats to a few of them, finished up their bases, and primed them for painting.  The five grunts in the front are the ones I’ve finished since the last post.  Rebel Grot 031813a Rebel Grot 031813b Rebel Grot 031813cI’m quite happy with how the hats came out.  They do a bit to help break up the single pose models a bit.  If you look closely you can see the one on the left has a tear in his hat.  Below you can see them primed and waiting for paint.Rebel Grot 031813dRebel Grot 031813eThe lascannon team is also ready for paint, though I didn’t add them to the picture.  I wasn’t quite ready to switch into painting mode so I started converting the Company Commander and Regimental Standard bearer.  This week I’m planning to get some paint on the lascannon team.

  • Well done.

    How did you manage to create the brim on that rounded hat?

    • Thanks.

      I put a little ‘donut’ of green stuff down over the top of the head and worked it into a smooth transition around the top to secure it in place, then I poked it in around the bottom secure that edge. With that secure I held the figure with a finger nail or thumb nail under the brim to support it while I used a tool to smooth it into shape. Once the outer rim was formed I straightened it around the head and where necessary I drew it back toward the seam to get it round.

      • Figured it was something like that. I have not tried to sculpt something that sticks out horizontal like that and was curious. It came out great and thought maybe there was more to it.

        • Thanks again. As usual it was pretty much a process of poking at it until I was happy with it.

  • Jeremy Brink

    I like the variety of hats. The one looks like an evil leprechaun!

    • Thanks. I wasn’t specifically shooting for leprechaun but that image certainly fits the spirit of the army!

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