Thursday, 11 February 2016

From ScottB - Bolt Action (28mm) - Panzer IV H and Hanomag SdKfz251/1 D (35 points)

Well the plan to paint loads of LOTR figures has become slightly derailed with the arrival at Chez Bowman of the Bolt Action starter set, and a pair of tanks; a Panzer IV H, and a M4 Sherman.

So far I have them all assembled and have been trying out the rules with my son Chris.  It certainly seems a lot of fun, and its 28mm WWII after all - so what's not to like?! ;-)

Thus far I have painted up the Panzer and Hanomag Armoured carrier for the Germans...

I am going with my soft tri-colour camo pattern as I have done before with my FoW stuff, but I have this time tried to accentuate some of the details and tried to include some weathering of the paintwork along the raised edges of the vehicles.

I thought about buying chipping fluid and weathering pigments, but in the end I just wanted to get them done and played with, so just did everything by hand with regular acrylics.

First time I have painted such vehicles at this scale, other than 40K stuff many many years ago...

A selection of pictures for your enjoyment... I hope you like them.


The 15mm scale bocage hedges I made for FoW, works nicely for regular to large hedges for 28mm...




Nice number plates decals as part of the set... front and rear...



Divisional markings for Panzer Lehr...


For those not in the know; the German tank numbering system went; company, platoon, tank... so this wee beastie is the 3rd tank of first platoon, of 4th Company...


The Lehr Division was one of the better fighting formations the Wehrmacht had, typically with a high level of material and resources for a non-SS formation... Formed in '43 from elite troops who had seen action on many fronts, they subsequently saw action in the west, facing the western allies...




To speed up painting - I'll have to admit, I didn't do the eyes... my own eyes are getting a bit tired now, so this might be a stretch too far... I haven't varnished the vehicles so I might got back and do them later - but probably wont!  ;-p

Right off to paint 12 German Grenadiers...

Wow Scott, that's quite a wonderful result considering they're your first 28mm vehicles in a long time AND that they have a most convincing tri-colour camo scheme to boot! Having painted this scheme myself a few times I can attest to just how hard it is to execute so kudos for doing such a wonderful job. Please so varnish them though, I'd hate to see that effort ruined by handling...
30 points seems a mean return for the effort so I'm throwing in another 5 for the camo. Good too see you back on the tools mate! Cheers, Millsy.

21 comments:

  1. I can only second Barks' opinion, that's a lovely bit of camo!

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  2. "3 colour ambush" is such an iconic camo scheme and this looks very good indeed. Top job!

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  3. Very nice work here.. having done so many tanks, I cringe at thinking at doing camo of that sort to all of them.. kudos for making it look so easy from being so good!

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  4. Nice camouflage pattern, Scott! They look really good, and I usually try to avoid vehicles!;)
    I am sure the Mordor orcs are at the wheel! ;)

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  5. Excellent work on the camo lots of great vehicles there.

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  6. Great stuff Scott, the hedges look the part as well. It really creates that Normandy feel.

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  7. Just lovely, I really like the halftrack, such good work

    Ian

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  8. Love the camo work, nice painting Scott!

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  9. Really nice work Scott. I like to water down some Khaki to lay over the decals. It makes them look slightly faded. That Lehr outfit I think got decimated during Falaise. They are a great German wargames army for late war as they certainly get some of the cooler looking kit. cheers

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    1. Thanks for the tip - I'll try that...

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  10. Splendid work old bean, you've transferred the 15mm camo technique to 28mm very nicely there - I'm jealous. Good to hear Chris likes the game too!

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    1. Cool. Thanks, he's enjoying playing the Yanks :) Have ordered more kit too...

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    2. I think a trip up to chez bowman with my tommies may be in order!

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  11. Fantastic camouflage pattern on these...now that is what i call patience!

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  12. Beautiful work Scott. Ive always liked your ambush pattern camoo.

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