Nice work Jon, be sure to see the minis I painted in the original Barbarossa game images. Would love to hear what you think!
Wow, great work! I really like a lot of things about your models.
Soviet infantry: As a general comment, you use a high-constrast style for your infantry which is different from my approach, but works very well for models of this scale that are viewed at a distance (at least arm's length). Your attention to detail here really pays off.
Your work on the bases is terrific. I think that adds hugely to the appearance of the overall unit. The grass looks good, and the leaves in particular lend enormously to the realism. Your little wooden logs are a great touch.
It looks like you've mixed in a few models from other sets? Makes for great (and more natural) variety, good job.
German infantry: same comments as for the Soviets, plus you've done some more really elaborate work on the bases. I like the banks you've added on the side of the pathway for #63, and of course the awesome camouflage sheets and netting for #02.
Where did the horse and cart come from? I love that figure. And once again, great work creating the pathway on that base.
German vehicles: Really great detail here, you've really brought out the details very effectively yet kept a natural-looking appearance overall. I accept the big red flags as artistic indulgence.
I like the extra stowage bundles you've used on the tanks.
Soviet vehicles: Great job again; I like the cargo on the truck, and you've done a good job with the T-35 painting a varied surface with shading and highlights to bring out the detail. I've got a second T-35 I might try to paint in similar Fall colours, now that I've done one in white Winter camo.
I think the KV-1 might benefit from one more pass at shading/weathering; in contrast with the German tanks and the T-35, this one looks a bit too clean and somehow this gives away its tiny toy scale to my eyes.
Planes: Good job with the camouflage. I recognize those patterns from when I was researching how to paint them myself. My only suggestion here would be to paint the frames of the cockpits; the solid block of clear plastic stands out compared to the careful paint job elsewhere.
Thanks for posting these! Brings a smile to my face to see what others can do with these great plastic units.
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