Saturday, 8 September 2018

Bolt Action - German Tiger 1 - WIP2

I have manged to get a bit more hobby time and have been working on the camoflage scheme.

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 is left to do is paint the details like tracks etc.

Vitor

Monday, 27 August 2018

Bolt Action - German Tiger 1 - WIP


My next model in my Bolt Action force is the mighty Tiger 1. I call this the big cat because from the outset until the end of the war it was feared by all opposition. There were arguably better and bigger cats but this was the first and most iconic big cat.

The model from warlord is a plastic kit which was easy to put together and looks really good.

I aim to paint it in the same scheme as this picture which is based on the famous Tank Commander Michael Wittmann.


For this model I started off with a black primer, followed by a base coat of Middlestone.



Next a heavy wash of my Brown/Black wash (60/40mix).



Then a drybrush with Middlestone again.



 Next up completing the camouflage and the rest of the details.

Vitor

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Bolt Action - German Jagdpanzer 38t Hetzer - Finished


Continuing with the camouflage, I painted green and brown specks on the opposing colours i.e green specks on brown and brown specks on green camo and then a few on the base yellow.



I next drybrushed the tank with a bone colour to bring out the details, last I painted the tracks and other small details and finished with washes.

 

It has come out looking pretty cool, for me anyway, I am very happy.






Next up, there may be a big cat in on the prowl.....

Vitor

Monday, 28 May 2018

Bolt Action - German Jagdpanzer 38t Hetzer - WIP

My next model in my Bolt Action force is the small but powerful Hetzer 38t. The model from warlord is a resin piece with a metal barrel and hatches, it is nice and solid and feels great as opposed to a plastic version.

I aim to paint it in the same scheme as this picture.


For this model I started off with a black primer, followed by a base coat of Middlestone.


Next a heavy wash of my Brown/Black wash (60/40mix).


Then a drybrush with Middlestone again.


The camouflage patterns are Dark brown for the inner parts with Middlestone added to the mix for the outer part. The green is Reflective Green with the same process.


Next up completing the camouflage and the rest of the details.

Vitor

Sunday, 20 May 2018

40K Midori Style Scrapbook


So for something a little bit different.

I love the boxes that our fantastic plastic miniatures come in and GW do an outstanding job with them, they make great storage boxes and the artwork make them collectible, for me anyway. The same goes for White Dwarf magazines, the ones I buy, I keep and now and again look through them for inspiration etc.

I have long been looking for a way of making use out of the boxes and the articles and art work in WD and I stumbled upon a video on how to make a scrapbook and thought what better way to put all these great reference material into one place.

I had an old tablet case which I thought would make a sturdy cover for my scrapbook and I have been holding onto the Dark Imperium box (which is not the best for reusing as storage) for just this reason.

Method

The Cover - use something fairly rigid or take your favourite box art and laminate. I am using that tablet cover mentioned earlier and covering it with a section from the Dark Imperium Box.





The Binding - use some stretchy string or cord and thread through the spine after cutting the holes into your cover.



The Insert - I am using a notebook with blank pages but use whatever you want, if you are going to make notes in your scrapbook use something else or if you are going to draw or paint on the pages use the right paper.



Lastly fill the scrapbook with all your best inspiration.





Vitor

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Bolt Action - German Infantry and Halftrack


I wanted to see how the units I have painted so far look together on a tabletop so I got out some of my terrain and took a few pictures.


I think they look pretty good so far.

Vitor

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.





Vitor