Sunday, 28 August 2016
Continuing on the small painting projects from my Bolt Action Boot Camp at Beasts of War I tackled the German mortar team.
Followed this with a wash of 60/40 brown/black.
Then went back and highlighted with the same base colours. Apologies for the poor pictures and lack of pictures for the highlight stage, these were done at the same time as the MMG Team pictures.
I need to finish the base in my ground black pepper and herb method to be consistent with the plan I have for the army.
Sunday, 21 August 2016
So I completed the basing using my ground black pepper and herb method but it needed some additional colour as the pepper and herbs are very close in hue so I added some static grass to bring more green to the mix of colours and make it look better.
I am happy with the result but am still undecided about adding some weathering powder to the models.
Sunday, 7 August 2016
As part of the Boot Camp we received a starter set with a tank, half-track and some infantry. Time was pretty short and the models were put together quickly in order to be able to play the game, no time for endless mould line cleaning etc. Needless to say after that weekend of great fun the models went into a box and stayed there until this week.
I painted the base colours using the same technique as the Flames of War miniatures I painted previously. Black primer, base colours of German Field Grey, Reflective Green, Graveyard Earth and some generic browns and flesh colours.
I followed this with a wash of 60/40 brown/black.
Then went back and highlighted with the same base colours. Apologies for the poor pictures and lack of pictures for the highlight stage.
I need to finish the base in my ground black pepper and herb method, then I will decide if I want to add any weathering to the models.
Stay tuned for the finished models. Will endeavour to take better pictures as well.
Sunday, 31 July 2016
Finished painting the details namely the tracks, stowage and crew and these nice looking models are now ready to take their place in my Allied Army.
Sunday, 24 July 2016
The M5 Half-track (officially the Carrier, Personnel Half-track M5) was an American armoured personnel carrier in use during World War II. It was developed in 1942 when existing manufacturers of the M2 Half Track Car, and M3 Half-track could not keep up with production demand. The M5 was supplied to Allied nations (the British Commonwealth, France, and the Soviet Union) under the Lend-Lease.
The specifications of the M5 were almost identical to the specifications of the M3 Half-track. It was 20.8 feet (6.3 m) long, 7.3 feet (2.23 m) wide, 9 feet (2.74 m) high, and weighed 21,500 pounds (9.8 t). It had vertical volute springs for the tracks and semi-elliptical longitudinal leaf springs for the wheels. It was powered by a 142 hp (106 kW) White 160AX, 386 cubic inch (6,330 cc), 6-cylinder engine, with a compression ratio of 6.35:1. It had a fuel capacity of 60 US gallons (230 l), a range of 125 miles (201 km), and a speed of 42 miles per hour (68 km/h). It had constant mesh transmission, 6.5–13.5 mm (0.26–0.53 in) of armour, one 0.5 in (12.7 mm) M2 machine gun and two 0.3 in (7.6 mm) M1919 machine guns, and crew of three with up to ten passengers.
I primed the models in black followed by a spray of Army Painter 'British Tank'.
Next was a heavy wash of 60/40 brown /black wash.
I followed up with a dry brush with Russian Uniform and painted the base colours of the other details.
I also painted the crew in GW paints namely Graveyard Earth for the uniform and Russian Uniform for the helmets followed by the wash of brown and black.
Nearly done, so stay tuned.
Sunday, 17 July 2016
I cut off the skull and sanded the shoulder pad down. painted the pads silver ( see the Silver Skull post for the method) and the pad trim with Mephiston red then added a red ink for the gloss effect.
To complete the model quickly I did not try and replicate the Fire Angels emblem (cross) as this would be relatively straight forward to do by using some thin plasti-card, drawing the cross onto it and then cutting it out. At least that is the way I would do it.
Another good looking colour scheme and easy to paint. The pictures below look very cool indeed.