Saturday, 14 April 2018

Bolt Action - German Infantry - Finished

All that was left to do was to add washes and highlight where necessary with the original base colour and to finish off the bases with my ground black pepper and herb/static grass mix.

They came out pretty well and I am very pleased with the result.


Sunday, 1 April 2018

Bolt Action - German Infantry - WIP2

The next step was to add washes to create shadow on the models. This was done using my custom 60/40 brown and black wash.

The final phase will be to paint in the highlights and finish the bases.


Sunday, 18 March 2018

Bolt Action - German Infantry - WIP

The next set of models to paint is my Bolt Action Late War German infantry.

As usual I started with a primer of black and then painted in all the base colours.

The uniform is Field Grey, the helmets and gas mask cans are Reflective Green. The camo smock and other items are just regular GW paint colours.

Next step is to add washes and highlights.

Stay tuned.


Saturday, 10 February 2018

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Bolt Action - German Late War Halftrack Sdkfz 251 - WIP2

The final detail to paint was the camouflage.

The base brown camouflage was a 50/50 mix of Middlestone and Chocolate Brown and a 70/30 Chocolate Brown and Middlestone mix for the center part of the camouflage. The green was a 50/50 mix of Reflective Green and Middlestone as a base then a 70/30 mix of Reflective Green and Middlestone for the center of the camouflage.
All that was needed to finish off the model was to apply a dry-brush of bone where necessary.

Better picture to follow.


Saturday, 20 January 2018

Bolt Action - German Late War Halftrack Sdkfz 251 - WIP

I am working on a World War icon that everybody surely loves.. the German halftrack but this time in 28mm scale.

This model from the Bolt Action range and is a great model.

For this model I will start off with a black primer.

Followed by a base coat of Middlestone. Also started on the only personnel with the vehicle.


Then a wash of 60/40 Brown/Black wash.

Next a drybrush with Middlestone to clean up.

I painted in the details and all that's left is the camouflage pattern which I am planning to paint using the first picture a s a guide.


Monday, 1 January 2018

True Scale - Horus Heresy Iron Warriors - Comparison

So here are the comparison pictures, unfortunately I only took pictures of the models together from one angle but I think you can see the difference quite clearly.

The difference is quite remarkable in that the extra length of the legs gives the model so much more believability. In the plastic this is even more dramatic as your eye can see depth etc much more than the camera.

I am sold on 'True Scale', now the problem is how to achieve this with what I have.

First off the four trial squads I painted up are heading for eBay, so if you are interested the Sons of Horus and Alpha Legion are still available.

Next step will be to try what I call the 'cut and fill' method, see below, probably with green stuff.

This will allow me if successful to use my existing models rather than go out and buy Primaris Marines.

Let em know what you think.