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.


Friday, 22 December 2017

True Scale - Horus Heresy Iron Warriors - Finished

I finished off the washes and highlights and I am very happy with the end result.

The Brass Etched shoulder pad looks really good, a note here is when applying use superglue sparingly as it easily clogs up the details, the cost is way lower than the cast shoulder pads so a win for me.

I think the conversion works very well, the body and arms do not look out of proportion and the legs I believe with the knee pad work I did can pass for Pre-Heresy (of course not for the very strict).

Let me know if you think the legs can work for Pre-Heresy.

I will also do a comparison shot with the Betrayal at Calth model in the next post.

Here are some pictures of different angles.


Monday, 18 December 2017

True Scale - Horus Heresy Iron Warriors - Painted - WIP

Onto painting the Iron Warrior, I am following my previous colour scheme as it worked very well and I want it to be a direct comparison, the only difference is that I am painting the typical chevron pattern of the Iron Warriors onto the knee pad.

To start with I base coated with Leadbelcher, applied a black/brown wash then drybrushed with Leadbelcher again. The shoulder pads are Black with Bronze trim.

Next step was to drybbrush with Leadbelcher again and to base coat some of the details like pouches etc.

Stay tuned for the finished miniature.