Saturday, April 30, 2016


Last update for a bit.  I can get a lot of hobby time in when I'm on vacation!  I finished up the Soviet Katyusha.

This model took a lot of cleaning to remove flashing and mold lines.  Especially on the resin rungs the rockets are fired from.  That felt like I would never finish scraping.

 I got a bit sick of sticking my WWII models in the woods, so maybe a bombed out village would be a nice setting for this scene?  I can see this guy hiding here from enemy planes.

 I like the face on this Soviet.  I applied a red wash on his nose and it came out looking pretty nice.  I feel like I am getting a bit better with the skin tones now.  It only took me about 20 years...

Friday, April 29, 2016

Zombies Batch 8

Almost done!  I only have 8 more zombies and one more survivor to go!

 I don't have many close ups as I have really given up on the quality of paint job with these guys.  They'll just blend into the background anyway!

I am happy with the Abomination model and I think he will look fairly decent when he comes  out onto the board.  I like the little touches like the ipod on his belt and the camera around his neck like a tourist who was in the wrong pace at the wrong time.
I don't know when I'll have the motivation to tackle the last batch, but I'm shocked I've made it this far.

Sunday, April 24, 2016


I have been looking forward to painting this beast.  Ever since I saw the movie Saving Private Ryan such a long time ago I have the image of one America soldier yelling at the top of his lungs, "Tiger tank!" engraved in my head.  Now I want to watch that movie again...

The tank is very massive compared to the earlier German vehicles that I have assembled which I'm sure will have a nice intimidating presence on the field of battle.

Bolt Action version 2 will be coming out in the fall and I hope it will become more usable as we typically play with about 100 points.  But even if it never sees our tabletop battleground it was fun to paint and add to my collection.

I figure a few late war German soldiers would help to show the size of the vehicle and give the pictures a bit of life!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Zis 3

 Finished up my ZiS 3 tank for my Soviets.   I like the way is came out and it gives me some nice needed anti-tank and anti-infantry support.

 It has been awhile since I posted as I am working on a secret army project for Infinity.  But since I know most of the guys I play Infinity don't frequent this blog, I am safe from them knowing that!

 I kind of like this black and white picture.  It works out well too because the guys behind the gun were a bit blurry.

Lastly, I tried a few washing techniques to pick up some red cheeks on the loader and a 5 O'Clock shadow with the man with  the crates.  I think I am getting better with it.  Hopefully I'll have a Tiger and a Katyusha up soon as well.