Thursday, January 1, 2015
Bolt Action Perry Brothers DAK Miniatures
With a new year comes a new army. The second half of my Bolt Action DAK miniatures are painted. I still have not figured out basing, that will have to wait until my second box of Perry Brother's DAK miniatures are painted, but I am really happy with how quickly the force is coming together. It is hard to imagine, but two boxes is all I need infantry wise.
Painting these reminded me of the original Space Marine box. The DAK came with enough forces to actually play the game. I remember building the first Space marine box, and having something like three squads. The Perry box produces a 1000 point army. Add a second box, and that is all that will be needed. The models are very small(smaller in real life than the photo above!), but better proportioned than the Warlord miniatures. This means the faces are very difficult to paint. They do not have the exaggeration of heroic scale. I'd happily recommend the DAK box for anyone getting into BA. There is also a Desert Rat force that makes a good companion army.
Despite being painted quickly, I did some experimentation on them. The photo is a bit saturated, but the uniforms are actually painted in several color variations. I tried to make some more tan, some more green, and others more yellow. Normally I don't do this when batch painting. The idea is to create a recipe and then follow it. For these guys I just winged it. I kept a bunch of paints on the table and grabbed them almost at random. I think the method works, though it made blending a bit rough, as I could never quit get back to the same colors again. I might try this out on a 40k army.
I hope everyone is looking forward to the new year.