Posts Tagged ‘Painting’

Had the pleasure of painting a single 28mm figure from

the Stoessi`s Heroes range the other day and I have to say

what a fantastic high quality figure you get for your money.

The character in the pictures is Canadian Highlander Sergeant

Harold, a scout and sniper.

 

If you want an extra special figure to add to your Bolt Action

army then this is the place to come.

 

What’s more there are some excellent step by step articles

on the web site showing how to paint your figures and a

brief background to each individual character which is

a really nice touch.

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Its been a while ,but finally the tanks are rolling out across my battle board again. The dust is being blown off the paint pots and the brushes are being nursed back to life.

Anyway just a quick picture update on what is on the painting table as it pours down with freezing rain outside.

First up as you can see a friend has got me painting his tanks from the Gale Force 9 board game.

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Two 15mm basic plastic Shermans from the board game.
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Three, 15mm plastic Panthers(2 for the board game and a Zvezda model).
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Three, 15mm metal Skytrex Pumas.
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A 1/72 scale Revel jeep and 15mm plastic Zvezda Sturm Tiger.
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1/72 Revell American lorry, wrecked.
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A 15mm metal Citroen car by Loic.
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An O Gauge train for a Bolt Action diorama.
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Hopefully now that I am back in the swing of things you should get some more updates shortly.

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I have been after this book for a while and
finally managed to win an ebay auction at a
reasonable price(£30). Its sounds expensive but
its out of print and highly sort after by the modelling
community.

For your money you get 288 pages of mouth watering, glossy
pages. The first 34 pages are broken up into describing in
simple detail the techniques used in the book and it is all
supported with easy guide pictures and steps.

The remainder of the book is divided into eight sections, each
section covering a build of a different vehicle, showing the
painting and weathering.

I have read a lot of guides and books covering afv painting and
weathering techniques but this is simply the best so far. This book
describes everything in steps and pictures where other books skip stages
or keep back vital information like it is one great secret. Plus you
don’t need to be an expert as its written and explained so well anybody
can learn from it.

My only complaint is that there is so much stuff in this book I
don’t know where to start lol.

This is a must buy for any afv modeller and there are 3 other books
available as well but sadly also out of print. The remaining books
cover allied armour as well.
Hopefully these books will be re-printed in the near future and
everybody can get their hands on a copy.

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Just an update of what’s on painting board at the moment.

A change of scale for me, 1/56 scale to be exact. This is

the Warlord Games Wittman Tiger which is suitable for playing

Bolt Action. For those of you unfamiliar with Bolt Action

its scale fits in with 28mm figures and the battles are basically

skirmish games starting at platoon level.

So far all I have done is the base coat and added some highlights.

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Early days yet, but a some serious camo coming shortly.

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I have had this stuff lying around the man

cave for some time now and as New Year resolution

I decided to work my way through the back log and

create some space.

First up is some simple but lovely back gardens made

by Tiger Terrain that fit nicely onto the back of

their terraced houses and shops. They would also fit

easily onto any other makers buildings as well. As

soon as I saw these gardens I had visions of ” A

Bridge To Far” and paras jumping gardens in Arnhem.

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Of a similar nature is this ruined house and

walled garden, once again by Tiger Terrain.

Plenty of room in the ruin house for troops, a pak

gun or even a tank. The walled garden just adds

a little extra dimension.

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For more information follow the link to
Tiger Terrain.

Just so you know, I am still madly modelling

and the work is already building up.

Some finished pieces as of late include a stack

of 15mm field gates, some grave stones and a pile

of sand bags. All made by Loic Neveu.

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More stuff coming soon.

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You might of noticed that my previous post called,

More completed Loic Neveu 15mm terrain” had a hint

of something more to come ? Well about 3 months ago

I noticed that I had been using a large amount of useful

information(tutorials and painting guides) from a few select

blogs and websites. One particular site I am very fond of is

Modeldads and as a way of saying thank you for all the

excellent posts on that site I decided to give something back

in the way of a painting tutorial for the Loic Neveu 15mm building

pictured below.

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So happy Christmas modeldads and thank you Justin for allowing

me to contribute to your fantastic site.

Please check out the tutorial and the other great posts

on modeldads.

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Its not 2016 yet I hear you say ! Well, who cares I have

downed tools for this year and decided to look back at

what I managed to get completed.

Here is the quick list:

On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me:

12 Normandy terrain boards.
11 Backdrops.
10 Curved walls.
9 Normandy houses.
8 Model trees.
7 Horsehair hedges.
6 Stained glass windows.
5 Tutorials.
4 Ruined houses.
3 Infinity Order Sgts.
2 Normandy Tigers.
1 and a Bergepanzer in a pair tree.

Ok enough of the gags just check the pictures

out and see for yourself.

Just click on a picture to enlarge.

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Highlights of the year personally for me was getting those

Normandy terrain boards finally finished and really getting

my skills up to scratch on painting buildings. If I had to

choose just one thing from the whole year as my all time

favourite, it would be the Infinity Ice Diorama

picture which was so much fun to do.

Happy Christmas to everybody and may your New Year have

less models to paint than what I have planned.

Oh finally aims for next year ? Well I aim to do a lot

more dioramas and I must get that Infinity terrain finished.

More details to come on this project a little bit later

in the day but another Loic Neveu master piece which

was a real joy to paint. Enjoy the pictures.

Just click on a picture to enlarge

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Warning, lots of large pictures. Just click on

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Just wanted to show you how I have been getting

on with my continuing Normandy boards. Still a long way

to go but all 3 boards are coming along nicely. As you

can see from the pictures the 3 additional boards

allow me to crawl out of the Normandy bocage and right

into the local village for a bit of street fighting.

The name of the church and village are fictional so

don’t bother looking for it lol

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The buildings are all mixed manufacturers and the centre

piece church is a Loic Neveu masterpiece. If you really

need to know who makes any particular building just contact

me for the details.

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As mentioned in previous posts I have been using Google Maps

to get inspiration and ideas from,especially the church. Most

French villages have a church surrounded by a circular wall and

often sit right in the middle of the village with a road curving

around the church. There is often a war memorial right next to

the church as well.

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A few bits of info on the church. The gates to L`eglise Saint Andre

are scratch built and the stained glass windows are a combination of

free hand painting and see through plastic. The roof is removable

so you can fill the church with soldiers to your hearts content.

All buildings on the boards are removable except the walls which are fixed

in position. Also to help with storage the telegraph poles are fixed to the

board with magnets so easily moved.

Lots more to do especially at the more built up end of the village but

light is shining from the end of the tunnel.

If your wondering that’s a Panzer Lehr Division rolling through 🙂

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