Monday, 5 January 2015

Painting! - Bolt Action

Yeap. That's right....  a painting update!

Just to show that I do actually get some models finished from time to time.

This time it is my Bolt Action German vehicles.

Overall, I'm pretty happy with how they have turned out apart from a couple of minor annoyances.

To paint them, I used Tamiya paints for the base colours and then used Vallejo to highlight/detail.. I used a mix of Vallejo & AK interactive paints to do the chipping (sponge method) and then the AK heavy mud set for the final weathering. To get the splatter I get a blob of the "mud" on a brush and use an airbrush to spray it off the brush over the mini.

I've also stuck with stock standard German late war 3-tone camo.

So here is what I have done....

A quick homemade lightbox means the pictures are getting a little better too :)

Sd Kfz 234/2 "Puma"

Sd Kfz 222

Panzer IV H (with shurzen)

StuH 42 (with shurzen)

For this one, the barrel is just pinned in place. This is so I can swap it for the Stug G barrel. I suspect in time that the barrel will become glued in place as I get annoyed with it wobbling around everywhere... :)

Sd Kfz 251/1 C

This is the one I am least happy with. I tried a slightly different camo pattern that I saw in one of my reference books, but I think I ballsed it up. Just doesn't look right. Then I got a little carried away with the weathering in places...


Opel Blitz Trucks

Now I just have to finish off the crews. I've also noticed there is some silvering around some of the decals that I will need to tidy up. Hopefully a decent coat of varnish will fix it! So far they have only had a light coat to hold everything in place.

I may add some more touches like foilage branches/camo netting in time, but I think I'm probably better off trying to work on the rest of the infantry instead :)


  1. Some very effective techniques you've used there Will, really nice work. Good photo's too! I might have to pinch that StuG/StuH barrel idea :-)