Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Eldritch Jeep

A while back I painted some Jeeps to support my Bolt Action US force. It turned out there was one more model left. At this stage I have more Jeeps my army can use, so decision was made this one is coming back where it came from - to the manufacturer 😊

Obviously it wasn't supposed to be a "normal" gaming model (more like a souvenir) so it got unusual paintjob and some eldritch junk inside: I imagined it leaving some excavation site or maybe ancient graveyard, loaded with robbed stuff.

Must say I really like the final result - working on model was quick and pleasant (the piece is pretty simple) and adding the bits was just fun (these also came from Warpainter btw). Pink color is pretty unusual on tabletop battlefields but I've painted such models before: Italian Autoblinda and German Brummbar. Choosing unusual colors is ton of fun every time.

So here it is. 
Below - some pathetic christian priest trying to stop grave robber from stealing ancient tomes and mysterious flask (split-second before getting bullet in the stupid head):

And the wheeler in the full grace:

Monday, June 14, 2021

38.M Toldi

So after dealing with several models from fantasy and dark (yet pretty pointy-teeth and vivid) future range World War II theme stepped on my painting desk once again. This time it's something rather unique: hungarian light tank 38.M Toldi from Warpainter's range

I must say I got this cute model a while back but couldn't find decals for Hungarian armor. But thank to Marcin, who's running Bolt Action dedicated blog - 4generals (there're tons of supercool photos and scenarios - definitely recommended!) shared some spares with me. Which means long waited painting process could be started! 🥳

Painting was pretty challenging - Hungarian army ain't very popular among Bolt Action players, so there's not much pics of painted miniatures in the webspace (compared to US, Soviets or Germans that is). Basic idea was to give a try to camo pattern. What you see below is the very first WW2 camouflage from under my brush, but I really like the final result. Hope to test it also on 40.M Turan.

After model was sealed I had that strong urge (once again...) to add some mud effect but my experience is after the mud jar is opened I can never stop before model is at least half-dirty. So in order to make it look kinda "clean" I used only dry pigments. Which actually makes perfect sense: the tank got dusty while running away from the soviet front 😊

Hope you like the final result:

And here's the answer to big question: 
why Hungarian army got ass kicked in Soviet Union... 😋😉

Monday, June 7, 2021

Rad zone troll

Recently post-apo killa kan has left my hobby desk. Since it was supposed to be start of home skirmish game the plan was to paint squad wearing hazmat suits, but paints I needed dried out so had to find some new target while waiting for the delivery...

I wanted another generic creature for gaming so decision was made to repaint oldie Moria troll. The model is pretty simple - not much more above bare flesh and crude melee weapons, so painting was quick and easy. To make it look modern wrecked M3 Stuart tank from Bolt Action range was added on the base. Me likey, although looking at the pics I think flesh should have been highlighted stronger 🤔

Encounter in the radioactive zome:

Dealing with blood-hungry Scavvy gang:

Picking the wrong battle 😁

Hope the paints arrive any day now...