Thursday, July 24, 2014

Then and Now: Bretonnian Archer

I first started playing Warhammer Fantasy in 1997. It was the magical age of "Herohammer" and goblin green bases. I first became interested in wargaming when a friend at school convinced me to start playing so he would have someone to play against. I started the painting aspect of the hobby when I received the wonderful 5th edition fantasy starter set for Christmas that year. In this blog post I will show you one of the first models I painted alongside a more recently painted Bretonnian archer from the same set.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Tutorial: Cheap fields for Flames of War

Today I will show you how to quickly and cheaply make fields for your tables. This method can be used for any scale of game. In this case, I built my fields for 15mm games but I think they would look just fine in 28mm scale games too. This project allows you to cheaply build lots of fields for your tables. I built 12 or so fields for about $4 worth of supplies.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Tutorial: $8 X-Wing space mat

After becoming interest in the X-Wing miniatures game I decided to try making a cheap and quick gaming mat to play on. This gaming mat cost me $8 in supplies and took me 40 minutes to make. In this tutorial I will show you step by step pictures for making your own mat. I used an airbrush for this tutorial but you could probably do a similar mat using spray cans. This mat does not look quite as polished as the professionally printed vinyl mats but is a cheap alternative for home games or if you are making many mats for a tournament or store event. Read on for some pictures of the finished mat and a step-by-step tutorial on how to make your own.

Friday, July 11, 2014

DIY Rivers

I recently finished a set of rivers for my Flames of War table. I made the rivers out of 1/8” medium density fibreboard, glue, sand, rocks, and a bit of balsa wood. The rivers will add some variety to my Flames of War tables.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Panzer IV/70 (V)

I painted two Panzer IV/70 (V) models for my Panzer Lehr Panzers to the Meuse list. The Panzer IV/70 (V) is a pretty cool looking tank and was quick and fun to paint. Not having a turret really speeds up the painting! These models were a bit of a pain to assemble but the final models came out looking pretty good. Read on for more thoughts on the models and how I plan to use them in games.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Review: Plastic Panzergrenadier platoon (GBX76)

This blog post will review the new plastic Panzergrenadier box set by Battlefront for Flames of War (GBX76). The box set contains enough infantry for seven stands of Panzergrenadiers, four Sd.Kfz 251/1D half-tracks, four crew sprues, and a set of decals. Each component is rated out of five. Models were painted using an airbrush, acrylic and oil paints, and colour modulation.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Captured KV-1 (Zvezda)

After a bit of a hiatus, I have a new model to share. I painted this Zvezda KV-1 as a tank captured and used in the German service. I painted it as if it had been completely repainted in the field in German colours. The model was really easy to assemble and looks good when it is finished. In this post I will share a few pictures of the model and do a brief review of the kit.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Henschel Hs129 "Panzerknacker"

I painted a Hs129 for one of the guys I regularly play against. For this model, he also wanted me to magnetize the two gun options to make them interchangeable. After delivery, he used it against me in a game and it was extremely effective. In this post I'll share some pictures, explain how I magnetized it, and discuss it's uses in Flames of War.

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