Wednesday, February 20, 2019

M1 57 mm anti-tank gun (Bolt Action)

I am Bolt Action celebrity!!!
Me! Me! Me!
Who's hot? Meeeee! No fat, centaur-ass reality show b!tch but meee!!!

Just check Warlord Games' gallery of awesomeness!!!
And here's some more in case my infantry ain't enough!!!

Right... Ekhm...
What was is supposed to be about?

Ah yes, an anti-tank gun.
Some time back decision was made to put my medium mortar and it's crew on a single, 60mm round base:
for me it's simply easier to transport, there's no need to search missing (deserting...) crew members while packing for battle and which more (actually: most) important - looks better.  

While preparing army for battle I always try to provide my trusty troops with some anti-tank punch. Medium 57 mm gun maybe is not something spectacular, but it's at least fine for blocking part of the battlefield. Enemy usually thinks twice before parking a vehicle within it's arc of fire. Shit happens after all.
Besides when there's no other hope (and gun around...) you can also use it against infentry: 1" template! Ha!

The cannon was actualy painted over year ago, but there was only single crew member attached to the base, so the loaders can be easily taken out after suffering casualties. But I didn't like the final result (just like in case of mortar), so small bases were ripped off and all models now befefit from gun shield.
And much better look.

Must say that we, Bolt Action celebrities, care about good looking ^^
Also some bits of wood were placed on the front (hopefully for even better cover...).
The job was quick and easy, must keep that in mind while working on another mortar / artillery piece:

Next thing coming:
something old...

Monday, February 18, 2019

More Bolt Action terrain


Looks like once again instead of proper miniatures the bloggy has been stuffed with terrain pieces dedicated to Bolt Action game. This time it's a warehouse from Black Grom Studio and ruined hamlet set from Warlord Games

As for the warehouse I got it together with a "House F" and brickworks. Not much to say about the quality - all parts fit well, model is easy to assemble and makes great cover for those goddamn Fallshirmjager...

Definitely recommended - and not only for German Army players.

Basic idea was to cover it with bricks, just like the buildings mentioned above, but since the model was assembled before I got wall texture it was simply painted and weathered with dry pigments and oil wash. 
What's new on this one, is the glass. There's no glass in the windows of the previous buildings - officially I say it's because heavy shelling arround: 
shockwave was so strong it made those poor soilders deaf and glass break. Nice, eh?

Sad truth is there was no glass added because I wanted to see buildings painted as soon as possible on the battlefield and was still looking the proper material to use. Urge to use new stuff was too strong in combat. But I won't make that mistake on the coming construction - this element is just way too cool to give up:


And some shots from a spy drone:


The other one was kinda rescue mission:
My buddy purchased the hamlet set but aparently while assembling he turned into PVA-berserker and when it dried all parts were like sinking in a snow. There was actually so much of it I had to cut the excess off before breaking the parts apart.

Originally there were 3 demolished buildings but because I got pile of walls and bits I decided to turn them into single one: maybe it was post office? Village hall? A chapel?
Whatever it was now it's great cover for even the largest squads and vehicles.

Not far ago it was occupied by Nazis but as you can see it's safe in US hands now. My GI's were rather busy with taking fire so the flags haven't been removed yet ;-)


And again - aerial scale photos:


Take care!