Had a few days off work looking after a sick child, so I decided to begin painting my Bolt Action British Airborne. I figured painting was like riding a bike. The trouble is, that if you haven’t ridden a bike for a while, you probably shouldn’t try doing a complex down hill race. The painting certainly isn’t my best, but it will be good to have a small group of painted figures on the table. Hopefully over the course of painting my whole army, I’ll improve and take a few more chances with adding more detail.

But if nothing else, it was great to have a paint brush in my hand again. Roll on the holidays!


FOW quick paintIt’s been a few weeks since I last posted, but Bolt Action has sure got our little gaming group motivated. I’ve managed to do a quick paint job on both of my bombed buildings, one of which still requires me to come up with a roof solution. Feels good to have some finished terrain on the board to play with.

FOW Foam TestI’ve even started a little testing with foam, to create a new piece of modular terrain.

FOW Jeep PartsThen I decided to bolster my force with some Airborne Jeeps. These came with an assortment of parts, many of them optional, but with no instructions on how they all go together!

FOW headless jeepI managed to cobbled the essentials to create jeep woith a headless driver. Just a little more work, and I’ll have two jeeps ready for Wednesday’s battle.

farmhouse001So I’ve got four incomplete buildings on the go already, but then I decided to buy some 3mm MDF, so I could try something a little bigger. Hhhhmmm, and so, the Farmhouse has begun. Don’t worry, this isn’t a case of straight gamer ADD or my inability to finish anything. All my other buildings need have their undercoat spray painted, and the weather currently is shit.

farm building 002So this Farmhouse seems to have a heap more windows than most buildings I’ve created, and being a Normandy Farmhouse requires shutters. A lot of shutters.

farmhouse003And of course it requires brick work on the corners. Pretty much this is my biggest building project to date and my most detailed. Fingers crossed it all works out, this is going to be too much work for it to end in disaster!

bolt actionThis probably explains why I’ve been doing scale tests with some cork buildings. Building scenery for my new toys. WWII British Airborne, 28mm scale.

« Older entries