Sunday, 17 October 2021

A Few More Heroines of the Soviet Union!

 Today being a pretty miserable Sunday in Auckland, despite the fact we are theoretically halfway through spring, it was a great opportunity to spend a few hours at the painting desk and finish off a few more of the JJG 3D printed female Russian figures, including the medic hauling a wounded male colleague to safety!

In deference to my previous comment to Stew (Loss of Lead and Wealth), I have made sure to have a variety of hair colours, and none of these ladies is a blonde, although the wounded bloke is!


First up a fiery redhead, armed with a PpSH SMG


She actually reminds me of a girl who used to work as a Business Analyst at my company - minus the uniform and the SMG of course!



Riflewoman armed with a Mosin–Nagant 91/30 bolt action rifle. As you can see, she has black hair tied back in a pony tail




A kneeling brunette riflewoman




A red headed medic evacuating a wounded colleague under fire!


Note the trail of blood where she has dragged him across the rough steppe




The final figure for tonight is armed with the PpSH and unlike most of the others, is wearing breeches rather than a knee length skirt.



Once again, I am happy with the way these figures have turned out. Back onto a couple more Reiver figures next and then I might do an 1812 regiment for a complete change of pace.

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  1. A fine group of stalwart female comrades…

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Tanks Aly - they look quite staunch, don't they?

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  2. I am partial to redheads. More good work from your brush, Keith.

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    1. Me too Jon - I have never understood the whole "Ginga" prejudice to be honest! (or maybe you do not have that in the US?)

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  3. Great work there Keith and they really have come up a treat. The weather here is still ridiculously nice and warm for the time of year, when normally it would be wet and windy. All change tomorrow though!

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    1. Cheers Steve - they do the job as far as I am concerned. Our overnight low was not very low at all, making sleeping a bit of a challenge!

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  4. Great looking Russians, Keith. Skirts and SMGs are a great combination.

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    1. LOL I think we are a similar mind set there Dean!

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  5. Nice collection, Keith. You've made them come into their own.

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    1. Thanks Joe - they are nice figures with the paint on them

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  6. I often seem resemblances to people I know when I'm painting figures. It has been enough to put me off one or two of them. Lovely work again Keith.

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    1. Thanks Lawrence - Saunté (my ex colleague) was a lovely, helpful girl, so no chance of being put off this figure in that regard!

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  7. Great stuff Keith, but it begs the question, what does your better half make of these other women in your life?

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    1. Well...IO dont exactly hide them Mark,,,,but I dont think she knows about them either. Lets face it, I have an entire army of Valkyries/Female Vikings, and she has never noticed them either. At least armed Russian female soldiers are an actual historical fact!

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  8. Those are just wonderful. What a great additions.
    Cheers
    Stu

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    1. Thanks Stu - I just hope they get onto a gaming table one day.....!

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  9. But I LIKED the blondes!! Every Soviet Femme Fatale was a blonde. Or maybe that was German Femme Fatales. I forget. The point is nice painting. 😀

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    1. Well there you go then Stew - you should be careful what you wish for (even subliminally!) - but don't worry, I still have plenty more of these left, some of whom will doubtless be flaxen haired!

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    1. Thanks so much Dmitry - I have to give credit to your countrymen for having the sense to allow young women to fight in the Great Patriotic War and hence justify us having models of them to paint 75+ years later!

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    2. Yeah, female miniatures are much prettier for sure.

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  11. These are awesome- especially as they are 'printed'. Great work!

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    1. Thanks a lot John - I agree, they are a pretty nice quality and I guess 3D printing will only continue to improve, as with all technology!

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