I recently set up my new gaming table and discovered I did not have enough line of sight blocking terrain. As a I prefer playing Flames of War with primarily tank based forces, utilizing line of sight blocking terrain is an important part of my tactics. My other limitation was that money was a bit tight for purchasing nice premade terrain like more trees and the lovely Battlefront houses. Therefore, I decided to try and build some houses and buildings to bulk out my terrain collection for Flames of War.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
These models gave me as much trouble as any other models I have painted. Don't get me wrong, the Universal Carrier models from Battlefront for Flames of War are nice little models. My issues with these models stemmed from some new techniques I tried and trying to make the models match the rest of my 11th Armoured Division company. In this post I will share some pictures of my finished platoon of Universal Carriers.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Low on space but still want a nice 4x6 area for your wargaming needs? Does your spouse/significant other/roommate not want a huge permanent gaming table set up in your living room? Need to play but low on cash? In this short tutorial I will show a few pictures of the set-up I recently built for playing games on in my home without taking up much space or costing much money. Read on for some pictures of my board, game mat, and terrain storage solutions.
Monday, November 18, 2013
At long last, I painted the last two stands for my 101st Airborne Division paratrooper platoon. Like the command shermans I posted last week, these models have been waiting since the tournament in July to be finished. You can see some pictures of the earlier progress here and here. Over the intervening months I have tried some new techniques for painting 15mm models so the latest stands are fairly different from the earlier stands. Regardless, my first infantry platoon is now totally finished (sort of, for now). With this platoon done, I have now painted the entire Allied force from the Open Fire starter set.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
silly putty tutorial and the Panther G I recently painted. I still have another platoon of these and the command for my Ardennes Panzer Lehr panzer company.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
I've finished painting a Flames of War T-34 platoon in winter whitewash camouflage. The platoon is the Battlefront SBX-01 T-34 obr. 1942 platoon. Initially I played around with some colour modulation of the green colour but it ended up too bright. To fix it I decided to paint the models in winter whitewash. I used the "hairspray method" to chip the whitewash and varied the thickness using the airbrush. I added weathering and definition over top using oil paints.
Monday, October 28, 2013
I've recently moved house and set up a new hobby space. In today's post I thought I would show you my current set up. My previous apartment was very small. In the new apartment we have an office/space bedroom so I have space to have my table set up well and a closet to store all of the extra things. I also invested in a few new storage solutions to try and keep everything organized. In this post I'll show a few pictures of the space and how it is working so far.