Friday, September 13, 2013

Tutorial: How I base my Flames of War infantry

I've gotten a lot of comments about the bases of my Flames of War infantry. Although there is nothing overly original about what I have done, I thought I would show a quick step by step process for how I have based my models. The infantry and support platoons for my 11th. Armoured Division company have been based for some of the open fields in Holland in September during Operation Market Garden. Looking at the area on google maps I saw lots of open fields and tried to recreate the look of the company attacking in some of the open fields in the area. For some of the models I created small emplacements to represent teams that had dug in or were slightly further back in hastily prepared positions.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

British Heavy Mortar platoon

In this post I will show some pictures of my British Heavy Mortar platoon for Flames of War. I tried some new techniques and recipes compared to the first two stands I painted a few weeks ago. I have a new recipe for painting flesh and painted the webbing and helmet scrim slightly differently. I have two mortars, the observer, and command stand painted and so have enough for a short platoon to game with. I'm pleased with the results of the latest two stands. I just need to refine a few small things and work on my neatness on the last two stands and the rifle platoon...

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Tutorial: Painting "Mickey Mouse" WW2 Camouflage

This tutorial will show a step-by-step method for how I painted my Bedford QLT 3-ton lorries in a version of Mickey Mouse camouflage. This pattern was found (I believe) primarily on transport vehicles. I used an airbrush and masking to paint the camouflage. You could easily paint the shapes you wanted by brush. I used the airbrush and stencil to get a uniform coat and to have more regular shapes for the black areas. This method looks pretty slow but I think it took me about 1 hour in total to paint the green and camouflage on two models (and this was my first time doing it).

Monday, September 2, 2013

Showcase: British Bedford QLT 3-ton lorries

In this post I will share some pictures of some Bedford QLT 3-ton lorries I painted as transports for a lorried rifle platoon in my 11th. Armoured Division force for Flames of War. The models are from Battlefront. The models are in an approximation of Mickey Mouse camouflage, which is primarily found on transport vehicles. The lorries will serve as transport vehicles for a rifle platoon once I have painted them. I'm not sure how often I will use them in games but I couldn't resist painting them up. I was pretty excited to try Mickey Mouse camouflage on a set of models and spent a bit of time experimenting with different ways to do it.

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