Modern "Widow-Makers" Speed Build 4: Sniper / Snipers kill

Modern "Widow-Makers" Speed Build 4: Sniper / Snipers kill

Postby Sgt. Scream » 07 Jul 2010

My entries for the Speed Build: two sniper teams.

This one is from the US Army and goes with my Operation Iraqi Freedom 2003+ build.
The idea was to have a sniper team that provides security into multiple directions while their battle buddies go ahead to clear the perimeter/stop a vehicle or whatever task they might have currently. That's why I placed the miniatures looking into different directions.
I have to admit that I didn't really have much clue on what to do for the Speed Build and basicly just sat down and started glueing together some bits and pieces until I ended up having created that chain link fence :lol: I am certain real snipers wouldn't use that sort of "cover" (due to lack of the latter :P ), but I have many weapons teams for AA FoF and I wanted these in particular to look somehow different.
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This entry is for my "The Dragon Rises" project kicking off end of this year and through 2011. It's a sniper team providing overwatch during the battle for Skira (more on that when I really start with that project). It's based on a picture in which a SOF team from the USMC is hiding for an ambush behind some fallen trees and an earth berm. I haven't painted woodland MARPAT for a long time since I made some example miniatures about a year ago. Hence it didn't turn out that good. On the other hand I wanted these to look muddy and stained with dirt to blend really into their tiny foxhole. I would have loved to have the pics of the USMC taken on a "woodland" gaming table, but that table is also part of the "The Dragon Rises" project of next year.
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Critics and comments most welcome, guys. :hello:
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Postby Donogh » 07 Jul 2010

Outstanding stuff there ! :good:
(But do the second pair's boots look very clean? especially given your muddy mission statement!)
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Postby panzerfaust200 » 07 Jul 2010

yeah, the boots need a wash of something dark and brown.... ;)
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Postby Yekke » 07 Jul 2010

Great work! Love the bases! :good: :good:
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Postby Andy Rix » 07 Jul 2010

The trees in particular on the second base look great, can't wait to here more about the project :hello:
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Postby Wiking » 07 Jul 2010

Cracking work - love the mini dio effect and especially the link fencing!
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Postby Arvaker » 07 Jul 2010

Skira? Been there, it's a dull, grey, weird place. :grin:

Nice entries!
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Postby Splod » 08 Jul 2010

The whole entry looks wonderful... I love seeing your US Army, the cams look great.

Think you forgot to wash the boots though ;)
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Postby Janick » 08 Jul 2010

Nice job, love the foliage on the bases too...well done Chris! :thumbsup:
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Postby Olivier » 08 Jul 2010

Great entry.

looks very athmospheric
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Postby panzerfaust200 » 08 Jul 2010

Andy Rix wrote:The trees in particular on the second base look great,


i'd second that! :good:
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Postby Sgt. Scream » 08 Jul 2010

Arvaker wrote:Skira? Been there, it's a dull, grey, weird place. :grin:

Nice entries!


Oh, than you'll love my project once I start at the end of this year :ph34r: . You never can have enough modern forces - especially not from countries that no one else has here at the Guild (except of Aris, he has a few). ;)
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Of course you love them trees. You made them. :blink:
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Postby panzerfaust200 » 08 Jul 2010

Sgt. Scream wrote:Of course you love them trees. You made them.


you ripped them out of the Black October sniper base i made for you ? :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Postby Sgt. Scream » 08 Jul 2010

:banghead: How could you even think about me doing something like that?? :blackeye:

Of course I didn't. When I got them sent to me, that tree was broken in multiple pieces. One piece is still on that base and looks just well. You don't notice the tree used to be bigger.
The twigs that broke off the tree have been recycled on the USMC base.
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Postby panzerfaust200 » 08 Jul 2010

Sgt. Scream wrote:The twigs that broke off the tree have been recycled on the USMC base


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broken? hmm... shoulda been ok, but i guess accidents happen!¬ :cool:
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Postby james forrest » 10 Jul 2010

Sgt Scream, those camos are just the business
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Postby Michi » 12 Jul 2010

Very dramatic little scene, Chris. That´s top modelling! :good: :good: :good:
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