Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Panzer IV at Arnhem







Our club's big game this year is operation Market Garden. I knew stug's were at Arnhem, but it turns out Panzer IV and Panzer IIIs were there as well. As a desperate defense by the Germans, the equipment was in heavy disrepair. I modeled these Panzer IV's accordingly. Each tank has some field repair or damage. I tried a lighter approach to my color modulation again in order to help the camouflage stand out a bit as well. Additional pigments are incoming, but for now, these tanks are ready for gaming.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Oils








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Today I decided to jump in and paint with oils on my first non game related piece. This model is purely for display.  The model only has about half a day of work on him, but I am really enjoying the process. I don't think I'll have trouble finishing him by the Nova Open.

Historicon 2016 Photos

























































































I realize this is just a giant photo dump, but I wanted to provide this for those who weren't lucky enough to attend the largest wargaming convention on the east coast. Historicon 2016 was really good this year. The convention was a little smaller than years past, but had just as many beautiful tables. I was especially impressed with the giant normandy table. The trees and bocage were just towering over the 20mm and 28mm models.

Our gaming club ran only one event, though we did provide terrain for the Bolt Action tournament. As a group we did very well at the painting competition. Richard Rush took home Best of Show for us, which is thrilling. I hope his fusilier ends up in Wargames Illustrated.

As a group we learned quite a bit about the new version of Bolt Action. The Warlord guys were great, and even let some folks sit down and read their draft PDF of it. After playing my first game of Chain of Command, I understand some of Warlord's changes. Leaders are going to be really awesome!

Till next time, happy gaming!