Archive for September, 2013

Bolt Action G.I.s

Posted in Historical, Minis, WIP with tags , , , , on September 15, 2013 by stingersix

Lest you think I spend all my time painting 40K models these days, I thought I’d post up a couple (very rough) pics of the American G.I.’s I’ve painted for the the Bolt Action game. Specifically, these are the models that come with Warlord Games’ Assault on Normandy starter set. Do I need to tell you it’s World War 2? I hope not.  You get 20 G.I.s and 20 Germans in the set, along with a ruined building kit, two sets of orders dice and the full-version hardcover rulebook.

We’re planning on giving this game a push at the store next year, as there are a few of our minis gaming regulars that are more into historical stuff than sci-fi or fantasy, and Bolt Action has a growing following. Warlord Games isn’t GW, but they’ve come a long way from where they were just a handful of years back, IMO.

Anyway, the plastic G.I.s – they come 25 to a box, 5 main sprues and 3 weapon sprues allowing you to make several different squad formations. I’ve done regular rifle squads; 8-10 men, a BAR gunner and a NCO with a Thompson. Assembly is perhaps a bit fiddly – they can be kitted out with pouches, grenades, holsters, backpacks and so on. There are 5 different bodies and depending on the arms you use (aiming, ready, leveled) you can get a variety of poses. The detail is pretty good and they all fit together well.


I painted them with a variety of Vallejo WW2 colors then gave them a heavy wash of GW Agrax Earthshade, then highlights with the base colors again. Just trying to get them done, not win any awards. I think they look all right.

I have another box assembled and ready for priming on my painting desk. Along with them I have a mortar crew and a MG team, and I plan to get a Sherman tank. The it’ll be time to play some games!


Ultraforge Greater War Demon (aka Bloodthirster)

Posted in 40K with tags , , , on September 6, 2013 by stingersix

So I got this big guy done. Gorzu Alal Xul, Bloodthirster of Khorne! This is the Ultraforge Greater War Demon that I am using as a Bloodthirster since I don’t like the GW model. This piece was relatively easy to paint, having mostly broad surfaces and not much fine detail. I used the same base color as the rest of the army, Army Painter Dragon Red, to maintain color continuity. There are notes of different colors to make things stand out. I used purple for his tongue and tried a verdigris effect on the army, which came out well.

Once assembled, it didn’t quite fit flush on the base. I added some green stuff on to the base to fill the gaps and it wasn’t a problem anymore. You can’t even tell there’s anything added on. Even so, I made sure to pin it to the base.

Overall, this was a fun model to paint and it looks great with all the other models in the army. It’s truly a monstrous creature!

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