Here is the finished base. It is already on display at the modelling exhibition in Thessaloniki,
A few things could be better, ie. a bid of mud mixed with the snow, but I think it came out OK
I hope that someone will make some 28mm figures some day so we can field them in many tabletop battles.
After 25 years, the Bolt Action game rules by Warlord Games gave me the opportunity to start painting AFV’s again (being my childhood and adolescence modelling interest)
So here Is a commission for our club president and a good friend of his winter themed Late war Germans. The Puma is from Italeri and the Pzkfw IV ausf F2 from Blitzgrieg both in 1/48 scale. (the 1/56 are way too small for my liking)
After painting the vehicles with the standard 3 tone camouflage using Humbrol and the old ExtraColor line (yes I have them from back in the day!!!!!!!) , I applied the whitewash as the Germans did back in the day, splashing white acrylic with a no10 flat brush. Then a spnge, dipped in denaturized alcohol was used to wipe the white from the edges and the well trodden areas of the vehicles. a mix of very fine sand, brown acrylic gloss acrylic varnish and static grass was literally thrown at the lower part of both vehicles.
I am very pleased with the end results even after a quarter of a century passed since my last encounter with the “modern cavalry’ in miniatures.
And something different.
A friend and co-player from my club gave me those Warlord Partisans to paint them as generic and or Greek communist Guerillas hence
the words E.A.M. on the armbands and helmet, the letters stand for “Ethniko Apeleftherotiko Metopo” (National liberation front,
the political branch of the communist guerrillas)
Yes I know….. 506, Major Winters, and all that.
A fun unit to paint for Bolt Action games , now I need the belfry of the church at St.Mere Eglise!!!
Heavy and light support to follow
I started my first squad of Landsers for our Bolt Action games at our club
The fact that this is the archetypal German uniform of WW2 in the eyes of the public
and that very same uniform is on a mannequin behind me in the painting room, made me choose thoce fellas
Any comment is welcome