Thursday, December 18, 2014

Cold theme challenge = Winter Panzer

The great thing about being challenged is to try something you have not done before. I was thinking about trying out a winter scheme on Early War German tanks for a long time and the Cold theme in the Painting Challenge was the motivation to give it a go.
While not the best photos below you can see how I went with this. Rather than a nicely applied totally white workshop spray job, this tank is in the style of painted with brooms, rags and whatever else came to hand in the field. The snow has started to thaw and the Mud Season is about to begin.
Be sure to go have a look to how other hobbyists responded to the Cold theme here.
The Panzer is an older Battlefront 15mm Resin and metal. I actually prepped and primed the tank black for the last challenge. It painted a lot quicker than I thought it would take.
Is he on the Radio or someone just farted in the Tank?



























Cheers from Brendon

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Looks interesting..

If you like Armour, Swords and skirmish games this might be worth a look...
http://www.dadiepiombo.it/images/stories/dp/lords.html
I am very curious about this set of rules but I really don't know anything about it.
This image stolen from the Internets.
Cheers from Brendon. Merry Christmas 2014 by the way.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Romans x 4

These are my first submission for Curts world famous Painting Challenge.
Warlord 28mm Plastics. 3 Auxiliary blokes and 1 Veteran Legionnaire.  After a long absence from the brush it was a good intro back to it. These are the first Auxiliaries for my collection and I found it odd that even though it's the same manufacturer they are bigger dudes than the Legionnaires. No big deal really. Just an observation. Another aspect of the Oval shield figures is the consistent attacking poses. I like it and they look dynamic but it may cause ranking up issues in a large unit block. I will be creative when it comes to basing the rest of them to get them to jigsaw together in some way.

I used Army Painter Strong Shade in a can but applied it with a brush and some thinners to get control of it. After it dried I also went back and painted some highlight areas. Mainly the red and any skin. I also used Army Painter Matt spray for the first time and I may have used a little too much as it worked really well and went over some armour again to regain a little of the lost metallic look.

Currently I am reading the latest Macro and Cato adventure 'Brothers in Blood'. Very enjoyable and just makes me want to paint more of these soldiers.

Cheers from Brendon (The Kiwi)