Posts Tagged ‘Tutorial’

Making an Urban Display Board in 15mm

Posted on October 19th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

One of my first articles for WWPD was on building my British Airborne Company.  Having bought more infantry than anyone would ever need, and having it sit in my closet for 2 years, I decided to try and start working on it.  Years have past, and much has been done, but one major project eluded me:  a display board for this army.  Below is the finished product, but I will be trying to walk you through how I got it to look like this.  I don’t profess to be as good as many terrain makers as I have seen, but hopefully I can give you a little inspiration and a few easy steps you can build off of.  

I started, as one always should, with a rough plan.  I already have a carrying tray that fits these pieces of pink foam (with some modifications before construction.) I made the frame out of scrap wood that I sanded, cut and fit together, follower by sanding and staining. I won’t be showing that part however, just the assembly of the main display piece.

The original idea was to use a few ruined buildings I had partially painted, or at least primed, as centerpieces or accent pieces for a destroyed intersection.  But these are valuable pieces, and I found they were too tall for my purposes.  Their ability to hide guys inside of them work great in game terms, but not so much in display terms.  And they take up enormous space on the display itself, making it more unwieldy than I intend.  I resolved instead to use balsa wood and craft sticks to glue together my own wrecked buildings. (you see the scraps of wood in the foreground.

Some of my weapons of choice:

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Meerkat den for wargaming

Posted on October 4th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

It is time for another piece of scenery. This time we are building a Meerkat den for Wargaming. I love colonial wargaming because of the nearly endless possibilities for terrain and scenery. As a result, most gaming tables for colonial wargaming look amazing. If you want to go the extra mile, you could add some special pieces to add even more flavor to your table. The … Show me more

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Painted – Undead Archer Troop

Posted on September 16th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Having recently finished an entire Abyssal Dwarf Army, I felt like I was on a good roll and moved on immediately to the next pile […]

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Bolt Action: How to Collect and Paint Early War Fallschirmjager Part 2

Posted on August 29th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Hey Bolt Action Community! Hopefully you’ve had a chance to check out the first part of this discussion, all about how to pull together the best models on the market for your Early War Fallschirmjager (found HERE). Hopefully, too, you’ve had your interest piqued and did a little research on Eben Emael and Operation Sea Lion and you’re really pumped about early war games! In this article I’ll walk you through my method for painting Fallschirmjager appropriate for the early days of World War 2, right up to and including Operation Mercury when the Splittermuster pattern was introduced. The green grey smocks found use right up until the end, and indeed there are a good number of photographs from the fighting in Normandy, 1944 where the Green Devils were still using them. You could easily mix these into a late war force for a bit of variation, too.
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Bolt Action: How to Collect and Paint Early War Fallschirmjager Part 2

Posted on August 29th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Hey Bolt Action Community! Hopefully you’ve had a chance to check out the first part of this discussion, all about how to pull together the best models on the market for your Early War Fallschirmjager (found HERE). Hopefully, too, you’ve had your interest piqued and did a little research on Eben Emael and Operation Sea Lion and you’re really pumped about early war games! In this article I’ll walk you through my method for painting Fallschirmjager appropriate for the early days of World War 2, right up to and including Operation Mercury when the Splittermuster pattern was introduced. The green grey smocks found use right up until the end, and indeed there are a good number of photographs from the fighting in Normandy, 1944 where the Green Devils were still using them. You could easily mix these into a late war force for a bit of variation, too.
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Zombie horde painted up

Posted on August 24th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I bought a box of Mantic Games zombies and Ghouls recently, to boost my collection of undead miniatures for various gaming ideas. I speedpainted the 39 zombies over the past 4 days, using the triple spray and drybrush technique I found online. It’s a f…

Zombie horde painted up

Posted on August 24th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I bought a box of Mantic Games zombies and Ghouls recently, to boost my collection of undead miniatures for various gaming ideas. I speedpainted the 39 zombies over the past 4 days, using the triple spray and drybrush technique I found online. It’s a f…

Tutorial: Painting Stonework

Posted on August 20th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

In this article I describe the way I paint stonework on my models. From cobblestone streets to the walls of medieval houses – they all are painted following this recipe.First off, as with all artistic things there is not the one right way to do things….

Tutorial: Painting Stonework

Posted on August 20th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

In this article I describe the way I paint stonework on my models. From cobblestone streets to the walls of medieval houses – they all are painted following this recipe.First off, as with all artistic things there is not the one right way to do things….