Wednesday, 20 August 2014

The Great War - Tommies - Mark IVs and Whippet

Here's my next instalment for the Great War, the Tanks.

I found the mark IVs a little tricky to paint, they are very narrow and very long.  The panels on the side are quite nice though and give you plenty of scope for doing simple panel highlighting that's quite effective.
I used this opportunity to try shading and highlighting with oil paints, which is a technique MiG Jimenez teaches.  I bought some cheap oil paints off Amazon for £1.10 and set about trying it.  I definitely worked and worked well, I need a bit of practice with it to get my technique down but I could see how it would work...that's until I applied Matt Varnish...it had a bad reaction with the oil paint and looked really bad...so that's something I need to investigate.

Monday, 18 August 2014

Breakthrough Assault One Day Tournament AAR

Breakthrough Assault 1 Day Event 9th August 2014

So on the 9th of August a group of intrepid players gathered for the 1st Breakthrough Assault 1 Day event (shameless plug the next is October the 11th)
With two new gaming stored opening we all had viewed this as a way to get more people into FoW and Ben liaised with Karl at the new LvlUp Games to host the event - unfortunately the shop was not open in time for the event but another venue was found and we all tracked up the road.

Friday, 15 August 2014

Finnish Panzer IV's

Hi all,

after a lot of Early War love it's time to go to Late War! And not just late war - it's 1945 and the Finn's are in the Lapin Sota!

Yes this is the only Finnish list giving you access to the panzer IV - and I love that tank. I had a box sitting around since I did my ten for my German force, but having long ago discarded my plan for a Peiper list the box has found it's use with my Finn's

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

The Great War - Tommies - OQF 18 Pdr and HMGs

Hi all,

My next batch of painting is complete. I painted the 18 pounders and HMGs at the same time.

The 18pdrs are cool looking gun and I love the gun carriage that comes with it...really helps to round the model out.
I googled the gun and checked out a lot of pictures.  I found a lot of them had brassy bits on them.  I think the colour I ended up with is too yellow and am thinking of dulling it down a bit...but I'll live with it for now and see how I feel once I've had them on the table.

Monday, 11 August 2014

The Great War - Painting Tommies - Infantry

Hello fellow gamers

I decided to write up a post on how I painted my Great War Brits.  I'm using the OQF 18 pdr and HMGs crew as the demo pieces.  As with any of my painting articles, I'm not saying this is how you should do it, simply sharing how I did it and hoping that helps someone.

Pic of end result







Step 1 :- Prime and Base coatUsing an airbrush I used black Vallejo primer and then base-coated the men with English Uniform and the Guns with Brown Violet.

Friday, 8 August 2014

Project Finland - Late War Finnish List For BA One Dayer

Hi all,

Ok so I'm slightly nervous here as a nail my colours to the mast, it's our local 1 day event and I think I'm going to take the Finns!
Now why the Finns? Well good question - my initial thoughts had been Brit Airlanding or possibly German Panzers from DM, FI or PTTM, or even as an off chance my Italy Brits! But 2 things have swayed me, firstly - I like playing aggressive infantry! There is something nice about your stands of men getting ready to teach the opposition a lesson. Secondly the Finns did me proud at the Welsh Open - I think for that they get a second outing!