Thursday, April 17, 2014

Tutorial: Painting Winter Whitewash Camouflage

Over the last few months I have had lots of people comment on the models I have posted in winter white wash camouflage. My method for painting it is not unique but I thought I would post it here in a step-by-step tutorial. The technique I have used if often referred to as the “hairspray method”. The only change I have made is how I use the airbrush to add a bit of panel highlighting to the hairspray method. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Winter King Tiger

In addition to the Desperate King Tiger I posted last week, I also painted a King Tiger in winter camouflage for the same commission. The client requested that this King Tiger be in Ambush camouflage with winter whitewash camouflage over top. It was a lot of fun to paint the ambush camouflage and I was quite interested to see how it looked with the winter whitewash over top. I was concerned it would look too busy but I think the end result turned out nicely.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Review: 1/72 First to Fight TKS Tankette

In this post I will review the new Polish TKS Tankette in 1/72 scale by First to Fight miniatures. This tankette is a tiny little tank with a two man crew. It was used at the start of World War 2 in the defence of Poland from the German invasion. This model is made by the Polish company First to Fight and is made of hard plastic. In this article I will review the parts of the model, assembly and painting. This model was provided to me free of charge by First to Fight miniatures for the purpose of this review.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Desperate King Tiger

In this post I will show some pictures of a King Tiger I recently completed for a commission. The client requested the model be painted for a Desperate Measures list for Flames of War. He wanted a model that looked like it was cobbled together with some older parts and a new hull from the factory. I really enjoyed experimenting with some different techniques to paint this model.

Monday, March 31, 2014

11th. Armoured Division Heavy Mortars and Firefly

In March I attended Gottacon in Victoria and had to finish off a few last teams for my tournament list. Fortunately I had already painted most of it as I was frantically finishing the Kampfgruppe Peiper commission I was working on and finishing off some Mobelwagens for a friend to use in the tournament. I painted up two heavy mortar stands and a Firefly to complete my 1650 point tournament list.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Tutorial: Painting black windows and lights

A few months ago someone on the WWPD forums asked me to post a tutorial on how I paint lights on my models. In this tutorial, I will show a step-by-step process for how I paint windows, lights, and canopies on my Flames of War models. This tutorial is pretty simple (it uses on 2-4 colours) and can be done relatively quickly. I've successfully used it on my Universal CarriersMe262s, and a few other models. The Flames of War Kubelwagen shown here is from the Kampfgruppe Peiper commission I recently finished.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Battle of the Bulge Campaign Round 2

This weekend we completed two more games for our Battle of the Bulge campaign. Last week I explained how the campaign would work and showed the results of the first round of action. This week we had some more action in the Northern part of our map around Losheim and St. Vith. We had some close match-ups between the German Grenadiers and the 11th. Armoured Division and another grudge match between the Fallschirjager and Canadian Infantry. Read on for pictures of the results of this week's action and to see the campaign standings so far.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Battle of the Bulge Campaign Round 1

This week we've started a small Battle of the Bulge campaign for Flames of War with my new gaming group. In this post I will explain how the campaign works and show pictures and results from the first round of gaming. Our campaign will roughly follow an escalation format. It is similar to Battlefront's Firestorm campaigns in that players play games to determine if territories with victory points are captured or not. This campaign is different in that there are no firestorm troops or supply. Each game is fought between evenly matched armies using standard Flames of War rules for determining attacker and defender. Read on for campaign mechanics and round 1 reports.

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