Crossing the painting desk are the first few recruits for my 28mm US Airborne platoon for Chain of Command. These are some of the BTD figs I picked up on a deep discount from their Veteran's Day sale, and they are some solid, well done minis.
To start them off, I chose to do the command group and the BAR team from 1st Squad. I opted to try something different with the basing, so these guys were based and then gravel added prior to getting a coat of black primer. Following each coat of brown-tones, I used the excess paint to drybrush the rocks to get a different overall feel from my usual flock-dominated basing.
|Squad Leader with his BAR section|
I broke out the Flames of War US Paint set I picked up on discount several years ago for these guys. The Uniforms are all in US Tan-Earth with Grey-Green Equipment and Green-Violet Helmets. The patches were done in Bronze Green. For the weapons, I went a different direction and did a mix of Flat Black with VJ Metallic compound. I think it does a good job of providing the metallic sheen without the steel tones so often seen thanks to the influence of "Bolt Gun Metal" from GW.
|A pair of snipers, or just two models for the same Sniper....|
I tried something a little different and went for Stylized Unit patches and stripes for the NCOs. I've seen a couple companies doing decal sheets, but these will do for now.
I opted to go with the 101st, rather than the 82nd because...reasons