Here are some pictures of some blast markers I made for destroyed vehicles. The blast markers are built from small pieces of metal, paper clips, clump foliage and lots of PVA glue. They were pretty quick to make and work well for destroyed vehicles in Flames of War or vehicle damage markers for Warhammer 40k or any other building that uses vehicles.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
At long last I have painted my first team of infantry for Flames of War! I have completely finished painting and basing a single team of American paratroopers from the 101st Airborne Division. The team has been painted with the uniform used during Operation Market Garden and been based to roughly fit that location and time. The models are the plastic infantry from the Open Fire box set.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
In this tutorial I will show you how I painted the camouflage on this WWII German Me262 airplane for Flames of War. The model is a bit smaller than 15mm I believe. I painted the model using an airbrush and used tape for the masking. The Me262 was the world's first operational fighter jet.
Monday, April 22, 2013
After a lot of discussion on this blog and the forums on the disc camouflage panther I posted this week I thought it would be interesting to have a bit of an open community discussion about the best way to paint this interesting camouflage pattern on 15mm models.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
This paint job was an experiment. I have seen a few attempts to recreate the disc camouflage pattern in 15mm scale but none that I feel have really created the feel of the distinctive pattern. This model was my first attempt to recreate this pattern across an entire model. The Panther model used is the Plastic Soldier Company 15mm Panther G model. The model was painted using an airbrush and a variety of masks and stencils.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
I've finished painting my turretless Stuarts for my 11th Armoured Division company. I built the Stuarts so they can be used both with turret and without turret. The models are based on the Battlefront M5A1 Stuart and the British Stuart V. A few months back I wrote a short tutorial on converting turretless Stuarts.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Yesterday I posted pictures of a completed Jagdpanther painted in three colour camouflage. In this tutorial I will quickly show you how I painted the camouflage stripes. This method was pretty fast. It took me about thirty minutes or so to paint the camouflage on this model. I used silly putty for masking. This tutorial uses an airbrush for most of the camouflage painting steps.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
A friend asked me to paint a Flames of War Jagdpanther up for him. The Jagdpanther is a tank destroyer built on the panther chassis. In Flames of War it is a formidable adversary with thick front armour and anti-tank 16 (same gun as the King Tiger!). This model was a pleasure to paint. I really like the boxy look of German tanks with fixed guns. I didn't assemble this model but all of the parts seemed to fit well and there was minimal flash and no miscasting on the model.