Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Metal Catachan Jungle Fighters: Part 1

I purchased a small collection of assorted metal guardsmen from eBay a year ago.  This collection includes the five Catachan miniatures shown in this post: Colonel ‘Iron Hand’ Straken, a Catachan Officer with a bolt pistol, a meltagun assault weapons trooper and two jungle fighters with lasguns.

Unpainted Catachan Jungle Fighters

Painted Catachan Jungle Fighters (front)

Painted Catachan Jungle Fighters (back)

I choose two camouflage patterns for these miniatures: the four-colour woodland pattern and the ‘tiger stripes’ pattern.  The four-colour woodland camouflage patterns is based on the woodland camo pattern used by the U.S. Army throughout the 1980s and 90s.  The ‘tiger stripes’ pattern is based on the style of camouflage worn by the U.S. Special Forces during the Vietnam War.

The next post in this series (part 2) will explore four more metal Catachan Jungle Fighters, which includes the female grenade launcher jungle fighter (one of four female metal guard miniatures produced in the 1990s).


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