Why is this here..

A Lead Odyssey is about my hobby, collecting, painting and playing with toy soldiers. It will cover the various rulesets I use, the figures I am painting (very slowly), and some games. Thanks to Harry Pearson for the Achtung Schweinehund reference. The uniform jacket in the picture was adapted from a safari suit, the weapon is a wooden sub-machine gun made by me and my dad. Cool eh?

I play a range of scales, rules and periods.. scales are anything from 6mm, through 15mm to 28mm for little men, but I also use 1/1200 for Napoleonic Naval, and 1/3000 for Pre-Dreadnought period Naval.

My tastes are eclectic, but I have avoided most 'Fantasy' Games for a few years, as I couldn't get into the usual suspects for Fantasy Battles, and didn't have a decent group to play role-playing style games.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Panzer Grenadiers - 6mm BKCII

In my last post, I started the process of painting some Panzer Grenadiers, and wanted to give the impression of an oak-leaf camouflage. In this scale, it's not easy, especially as I didn't want to spend an hour per figure. I thought I could get an impression by simply dabbing using an old stiff paintbrush. You can judge for yourself how successful it was. Personally, I think the brown I used was too dark for this scale, and looks almost black.

Comments, suggestions and criticisms welcomed... as always


  1. I couldn't see any pattern in the photos shown. Could you take one from the same angle as you previous post with the base coat?

    Overall I like the look of the completed bases and models.

  2. I can just make out the pattern on the last photo - and yes, a lighter brown perhaps - or get a decent phone :-P

  3. I will try and get a better picture when I get home. You can clearly see a camo pattern on the figures, it just doesn't show up too well on these pics, and the brown i used was more of an umber and is too dark. I still have the Fallschirmjaeger to do, and will make sure I go for a lighter coloured palette for those. (very pale green base, then reddish brown and green patches, then ink wash.)