I've been a fan of David Drake's "Hammer's Slammers" books since I first managed to find a copy of the original 1979 short story collection in my local second hand bookshop. I was inspired to read it by the notes in the back of Ground Zero Games' 1st edition Dirtside for 6mm warfare. It therefore seems appropriate that I now post a few pictures of my GZG Slammers figures (click for larger images).
SH15-HS1 contains 8 slammers in 6 poses, helmet visors up.
All are wearing brown fatigues with clamshell armour over the top. Most have 2cm powerguns apart from the squad leader who has a pistol, and the kneeling trooper with a buzzbomb launcher.
Brown fatigues are Vallejo Beastly brown, armour/helmets are Humbrol 86 olive drab and they've received a wash of Vallejo sepia ink for shading. I wasn't sure what colour to paint the armour, I couldn't find any reference to colour of anything except the fatigues in the books. I went with the green to provide a bit of contrast, something useful at this sort of scale.
The shoulder badges are the Slammers' emblem, a yellow shield with a rampant lion in red. These were a bit fiddly to paint! To fully appreciate them you'll need to click on the image to see the large version...
I've tried to mix in some different skin colours, using combinations of Vallejo Charred brown, Vallejo Beastly brown and Vallejo sepia or black washes. I'm quite pleased how they've come out.
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