Thursday, April 23, 2015

Discussion: Flames of War terrain

One of my favourite things about Flames of War is the terrain. Unlike some other games, in Flames of War you frequently move through terrain and use it to benefit yourself and hamper your opponent. The layout of a table can have a large effect on the outcome of a game. A skilled player can effectively use terrain to help them on either attack or defense. In this post I will share some of my ramblings on what I think makes an effective and well laid out table for tournament games.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Tutorial: Felt Roads


This tutorial will show a simple method for making paved roads out of felt. These roads are quick and easy to build and are very low in cost. The roads were painted using an airbrush. Felt roads are commercially available and look great but are quite expensive. This tutorial shows how I quickly and cheaply made a set of roads for my Flames of War table.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Soviet KV-1s

A few months back I posted some pictures of a captured KV-1 I painted in German mid-war colours. Last spring I purchased 8 KV-1s and KV-2s from Zvezda. The idea was to paint them and sell them. That didn’t really happen though. It is all working out though as the models are giving me a chance to try lots of different things. I painted these two KV-1s in a classic Russian green colour to fit with any Soviet company that can take them. I used colour modulation and panel highlighting with the airbrush to paint them with a lot of contrast.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

More Panzergrenadiers

Before Gottacon I was feverishly painting to finish this platoon. I finally completed them at 11:30pm the night before the tournament. The biggest challenge with this platoon was to take my time to paint them to the same quality as the rest of the infantry as it was quite tempting to rush them to finish in time. Until the final evening I wasn’t sure if I would actually finish them on time. Fortunately, they were completed in time for the tournament. Read on for more pictures of this platoon.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Six Month Mountain Reduction Painting Challenge Conclusion

The end of February saw the conclusion of the Six Month Mountain Reduction Painting Challenge. I met some of my goals and not others. I reduced the old lead (well, plastic, metal and resin) mountain and minimized my new purchases. I followed some new blogs and got some significant painting done. Read on after the jump for some pictures of the finished models and a summary of the challenge.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Gottacon Flames of War AAR

This weekend was the Gottacon gaming convention in sunny Victoria, BC, Canada. I attended to play in the Flames of War tournament. Gottacon is a fairly large and diverse convention that has grown out of a very small local event. I won’t talk about the full breadth of the convention here. I’ll share my games and experiences from the Flames of War tournament.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Panzergrenadier Update

With one week to go it is time for an update on the Panzergrenadier company I am trying to finish for Gottacon. I posted my proposed list and painting chart back in December. Since then I have slowly been working on the company. In the last week I have been painting furiously to try and get it finished for Gottacon. In this post I’ll show some pictures of the finished and in progress models.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Factory Jagdtiger

The final Jagdtiger in the series in was painted factory red oxide primer. I've seen a few Jagdtigers in other scales painted in this pattern (and lately a few in 15mm as well). I added chalk markings and a heat resistant grey barrel to match. Read on past the jump for many more pictures and some details on the painting and modelling of the Jadgtiger.
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