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Sunday, 29 May 2016

Earliest Panzers - A7V tanks, 15mm Plastic Soldier Company

Ready for action now are my A7Vs from the expansion to 'The Great War' boardgame. Painted nicely with some drybrushing and weathering. Not much more to say, here they are...

 

 

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

'Fascine'ation for tanks

Taken Daz's advice and happy with the results. Fascine and bases added. What do you all think, improvement or not?

 

British tanks trundle into 'The Great War'

At Partizan my main purchase was the expansion to PSC's 'The Great War' command and colours derivative. In the box came 6 'pre-painted' tanks - a single colour and some transfers. This provided an ideal base to get on with some weathering affects.

Ed had given me a fantastic technique to use with the weathering powders; mix them into some white spirit, paint them on (particularly for streaking), and allow the white spirit to evaporate. The fluid mix went on nicely, particularly around the riveting, and left some subtle results once dry.

Whilst we didn't use them in last night's game, myself and Daz tried playing the game for the first time. We enjoyed the experience - enough command and colours feel, whilst also having some period flavour in the use of combat cards and HQ tokens. It certainly felt like a slugfest, co-ordination and a bit of luck needed to do well. I'll do a photo report when my British are painted too. Daz did mention about adding some fascines to the tanks, so might have a go at making some

 

 

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Partizan 2016

Just back from the show, not going to say much except that the quality of games was as good as ever, and could be seen far more clearly with the extra light. Space to move around was good. Teething problems - a repeating false fire alarm! Well done to the organizers and all of those kind, dedicated people who put their time and efforts into showing a game.

 

 

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Painted Germans for PSC's 'The Great War'

Well, these have taken a lot longer than I anticipated. A simple spray, drybrush and wash I told myself. A simple plan that didn't survive the first brush stroke. Here they are, finished; infantry, MGs, mortars and artillery.

These figures felt like an experiment in drybrushes and washes. First a grey primer, then Vallejo black dip (mistake), then London grey wet rush, then nut brown ink wash (another mistake), then block painting of details, then highlight of London grey uniform again, then other detail highlights, then another wash on the flesh as there was not enough contrast...then basing.

Really pleased with the artillery, the pale grey shirts added some nice contrast. I lost a little enthusiasm for the infantry when it came to the detailing, but the basing brought the figures to life. It's the Partizan show tomorrow, so I'm going to get some movement trays for the infantry. Possibly looking at getting the tank expansion and possibly some command figures to make some HQ tokens for the game.

And let's not forget the Allied figures to do from the basic game.