Hogan's Heroes - WWII Miniatures


Historical - I’ve never been into historical gaming, while I find it interesting reenacting actual battles with actual forces never really appealed to me. So this is my first “historical” post, since one of my regulars has decided to get a variety of World War II models painted. Sticking to an “accurate” representation of uniforms is new to me so it might take a bit to get used to, with most of my other projects its a simple matter of I want it blue and red, match the box or whatever you think looks best you’re the artist (my personal favorite).


Hogan’s Heroes was a 1960’s sitcom about U.S. POWs in a German prison camp. The two bumbling leaders of the camp were Colonel Klink and Sergeant Schultz while the shows namesake was Colonel Hogan a U.S. Airman. It was fun show that also ran on Nick at Night when I was a kid. My understanding is the show holds a special spot in the hearts of many historical gamers, so it makes sense that somebody would do tribute models for them.

Painting is my standard recipe for the grays, browns and greens. Because these are center piece models they have a few extra levels of highlights and shades to make them stand out from the rest of the sea of greens, browns and blacks that are standard for most WWII forces.