Heya,Recent month was like a nightmare for me. Sadly for non-hobby related reasons.But life goes on and no matter what shitstorm rages outside the window there's no reason to stop painting stuff. Actually sometimes I think the hobby is one of very few things which keeps me anchored to the reality.I should probably start getting worried...So what's today?Most of my stuff (both related and non-related to hobby) has already been packed and prepared for moving so I don't even want to start a serious project. Instead I've managed to paint some random bits still staggering on the hobby desk.First one is "recycling" job - it's actually terrain piece for Bolt Action game: dug-in Sherman IC Firefly. This one is or course based on dug-in Panther from Road to Berlin expansion. While packing bits box I've found spare Sherman hull and turret, which were just enough to assemble half on the tank.The piece was made to practice using oils (lesson learnt: BIGGER CONTRAST!!!) and will be used as terrain piece, mission objective
Hey again,Looks like our Bolt Action battlefield is more-less complete:I think at this stage we have all terrain features we need - thank to invaluable support from Black Grom Studio. Sure, there are things I'd still like to add (river, bridge, small bits to make the scene more "alive") or modify (woods, hedges, roads) but it's nothing urgent.So the last hdf constructions added onto the field of glory are tiny huts: nice, useful, quick & easy to assemble. Assembling the bits takes some white glue, as for finishing walls and roofs - the walkthrough was posted bit earlier.That's it for now. Must say it was cool thing to work on terrain pieces intead of miniatures (for a change). Lesson learnt: it takes much less time than it might appear to prepare nice looking bits of terrain for the battlefield, all you need is simply start.The dirty piccies:Building are still on the hobby desk assembled, weathered and heavily sealed (these are gaming pieces after all). Models for scale purpose:And current battlefield inc
Are your parents pissing you off?You want to move out but have no place to go?Or maybe you need some cover for sniper in Bolt Action game?Build yourself a house then!A while back we got some terrain pieces for Bolt Action game - one of them was "House F" from Black Grom Studio. That 2-floor building turned out so useful during our fighting manoeuvres, that we got even more Black Grom stuff shortly after.Not mentioning the fact it looks just supercool on the battlefield...While working on the previous one I learnt some stuff, which might be useful for anyone who'd like to get decent looking terrain pieces quite fast and with least effort possible.You kids ready? Let's start!This is how the stuff looks like straight from the box.Just like before: customer service and delivery was just top notch! Although I got some more buildings but for the start I decided to build additional "House F". It's simply large enough to provide a cover for any vehicle in Bolt Action game.Not mentioning the fact you can hide 2 s
Heyah,Looks like once again instead of proper miniatures the bloggy has been stuffed with terrain pieces dedicated to Bolt Action game. This time it's a warehouse from Black Grom Studio and ruined hamlet set from Warlord Games. As for the warehouse I got it together with a "House F" and brickworks. Not much to say about the quality - all parts fit well, model is easy to assemble and makes great cover for those goddamn Fallshirmjager...Definitely recommended - and not only for German Army players.Basic idea was to cover it with bricks, just like the buildings mentioned above, but since the model was assembled before I got wall texture it was simply painted and weathered with dry pigments and oil wash. What's new on this one, is the glass. There's no glass in the windows of the previous buildings - officially I say it's because heavy shelling arround: shockwave was so strong it made those poor soilders deaf and glass break. Nice, eh?Sad truth is there was no glass added because I wanted to s
Hello,January belongs to terrain building, no doubts about it.Just about 2 weeks ago I finished lasercut house for Bolt Action and now added another set, once again from Black Grom Studio: Brickworks.Must say I've never felt any fondness for lasecut terrain pieces, always liked building stuff myself - from the scratch. But since we got some buildings for Bolt Action must admit I changed my mind a bit.I am busy. Really, have not much time for hobby so if I want to work on minis it usually takes place late night. Preparing terrain "oldschool way" was fun but also rather time consuming so using lasercut models is just time saver. BIG time saver...As for these below models were assembled and instead of airbrushing walls (which was initial idea) I printed brick textures (available free on Black Grom blog), cut to fit and attached with diluted PVA glue. After glue dried buildings were washed with heavily diluted pigment+was mixture, sprinkled with some powdered chalk and then sprayed with heavu layer of m
Hello again,Didn't actually think I'd have anything to show just after the Killroy post but last Saturday I've finished working on Black Grom Studio's terrain piece: "House F".There are lots of lasercut terrain pieces available, we for this one plus brick factory and warehouse to upgrade the battlefield. As for the products they are definitely worthy recommending:easy to assemble, all parts fit well not mentioning customer service is top notch.As for finishing the model initially I wanted to give the walls some texture and paint it using airbrush and add cardboard roof tiles - sth like here (that building is for sale if anyone's interested). But then I found wall / roof ready to print textures, also on Black Grom's site and decided to give it a try.Long story short: adjusting textures onto alrady assembled building was just fucking pain in the ass but the result was worth it, Really looking worward to see the other buildings done similar way. Hope you like it.
Hello,This time there are two more Bolt Action pieces served: US medium machine gun team and Warlord / Italeri wrecked house.MMG team it my entry for painting contest on https://strategie.net.pl/ forum. There are several categories to choose, I decided to prepare unit / squad (25/28mm) and vehicle.The first entry is Warlord Games' medium machine gun team - this time whole team has been placed on single base a contrary to another MMG painted recently: sure it's more practical to have ammo runt staggering around to mark casaulty easier, but I thing 3 models packed on single base simply look better. So as usually I chose more-less the same color choice to make guys fit rest of the force. Noting down colors used during work turned out to be good idea. Looking now at these bricks I am considering basing a single squad on city rubble - to make them pop on the battlefield. The only problem is models I use are "pre-slotta" which will make basing rather pain in the ass.Most probably.But still it's bette
Right... Until now I was actually hoping to paint something else than Bolt Action miniatures but this stuff is way too tempting for me...So here's official statement: it's the last Bolt Action stuff painted before finishing something else. Something totally different!Most probably Great Unclean One or at least something similar size...So what's on menu today? First of all I've finished medium machine gun for US force. Haven't used it combat yet but I think it might have some potential: mostly dealing pin markers and hopefully taking down enemy soliders.Sometimes...This particular one is Artizan version, I also have Warlord's model since US army can field more machine gun teams per slot than other armies. Huzzzah!!!I really like Artizan's models, the only flaw of this set is shooter's face. I assume the mould was wearing off (or something) but half of the model's face was so screwed that it would fit Konflikt '47 better then Bolt Action as horrid result of Nazis experiments on POW...All in all t