Friday, November 02, 2012

Warlord Games German Waffen-SS 1939-1942

The title says everything. Waffen-SS squad in Spring and Autumn Plane Tree camo uniforms. Miniatures by Warlord Games.

22 comments:

Anatoli said...

Fantastic paintjob, great work on the camo and the wood in particular!

Docsmith said...

Wow - that is incredible camo painting!

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

VERY nice... would they have worn that style of camo from the beginning of the war??? So in France in '40? The onyl reason I ask is that I have some 15's painted with that camo (not as good as yours!) but I game France '40 and I thought I'd need to repaint them... :o)

EinarOlafson said...

Thank you for your comments.

Hi Steve: Thanks. This camo was in use since the beginning of the war. I have "copy/pasted" some info.

Text from http://www.germanmilitaria.com/WaffenSS/photos/S024564.html

"S024564 FIRST PATTERN PLANE TREE CAMOUFLAGE HELMET COVER. (Stahlhelmbezüge)

BACKGROUND: The development of SS camouflage items was initiated by Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler in 1935 when he tasked the Reichsführung-SS, (National Leadership of the SS), to begin research of new camouflage patterns and garments for use by the fledgling SS-VT, SS-Verfugüngstruppe, (SS-Special Purpose Troops). In late 1936 and early 1937 the first SS camouflage garments were issued to personnel of the SS-VT Standarte Deutschland for field testing and evaluation. The first items evaluated were the Quarter shelters/ponchos, followed by steel helmet covers, face masks and smocks. As the war continued various other clothing items were produced in the assorted camouflage patterns. Originally the camouflage patterns were all produced in the time consuming manual screen printing until the development of the machine roller printing in 1940."

Hope that helps.

fireymonkeyboy said...

Nice camo, and you've done a tremendous job bringing out the character of the faces.

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

Thanks Eanar - sure does - and saves me some painting!

dramatic katastases said...

Very nice painting and very nice camo!
Panagiotis.

DeanM said...

Stunning painting - flawless camo work. I was just perusing the Warlord Games site with the pending release of their halftracks and grenadiers. Made me think of pulling out my WW2 stuff for Disposable Heroes game. Best, Dean

Jay said...

You've got a magic touch with the brush and paint.

Anibal Invictus said...

WOW!!! Incredible painting, I love the camouflage patters and the expressive faces... COOL!

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Wonderful work as usual!Great camo!

Christopher

Michael Awdry said...

That is superb! Fantastic job on the cammo.

Rodger said...

Awesome painting! The camo is so good.

EinarOlafson said...

Warlord's miniatures have very expressive faces, so most of the job is done by them ;),

Cheers

Anibal Invictus said...

Will you post a how-to on camouflage. I'll be really delighted to learn the technique

EinarOlafson said...

The tutorial is ready, I'll let you know when it is posted.

Cheers.

Engel said...

Wow, fantastic paintjob.

Silver Whistle said...

Wow! Some of the best camo painting that I have seen. Look forward to the tutorial.

Curt C said...

Fabulous work on this early-war camo. The green scheme is particularly excellent. Also, those are nice castings - I especially like the unique early-war touches such as them utilizing captured Czech LMG.

EinarOlafson said...

Thank you!!

Dalauppror said...

Stunning !!!!!!

Greate painting Andres !!!!

best regards Michael

EinarOlafson said...

Thanks Michael!!