Age of Sigmar: Sylvaneth #1

Age of Sigmar: Sylvaneth #1

Por fin, los exámenes han terminado y las navidades (época de mucho trabajo en mi empresa) también. Puedo empezar con mis Sylvaneth para la escalada de Age of Sigmar y hoy empezaré explicando qué voy a pintar en estos primeros meses. Al ser los Sylvaneth un ejército completamente nuevo para mí, he decidido empezar por lo más lógico: un Start Collecting a un precio bajo y que me permita disponer desde el principio de una unidad de línea y algunos extras. El Start Collecting Sylvaneth cuesta 65€ en Games Workshop y unos 55€ en otras tiendas, e incluye: 16 dríades (Unidad de línea) 1 Branchwych (Líder) 1 Treelord/Durthu/Ancient (Behemoth/Líder) El Start Collecting es un ahorro brutal con respecto a comprar las 3 cositas sueltas, pero hay un dato extraño, vienen 16 dríades. Y es raro porque el tamaño de la unidad debe ser múltiplo de 10, por lo tanto sobran 6 si llevo 10 o me faltan 4 si llevo 20 en la unidad :(. Si compro otra caja de dríades tendría 32, por lo que podría llevar 3 unidades de 10 dríades. Bueno, habrá que pensarlo… Lo lógico sería continuar con esa otra caja de dríades para tener las 2 unidades de línea mínimas para partidas de 1000 puntos, pero como vamos a empezar por 500 puntos y me apetecía pintar una unidad un pelín más ‘acojonadora’, he decidido comprar una caja de Kurnoth Hunters. Ale, queda pensado. Las primeras partidas que vamos a jugar serán, más o menos, a 500 puntos, así que si meto en la lista el hombre árbol (cualquier modelo de los 3) los puntos...
Stug III para el curso de Weathering GoblinTrader

Stug III para el curso de Weathering GoblinTrader

Mañana domingo 18 es el curso de pintura que impartiremos en GoblinTrader Madrid Sur. Trataremos las técnicas de weathering (ensuciado) en general: lavados, desconchones, óxido en superficies planas, escurridos de suciedad, cadenas, etc. El tanque que utilizaremos para mostrar estas técnicas de ensuciado será un Stug III que Rubicon Models nos ha cedido para el curso. Como teníamos que llevarlo pintado para que Rubén no perdiera tiempo con ello, hemos decidido pintarlo en un Dunkelgelb básico con iluminación panelada o modulación. Se han utilizado los colores AK-006, AK-007 y AK-008 de AK Interactive tirados con aerógrafo. Para la imprimación de las cadenas, que luego serán ensuciadas con lavados y pigmentos, se ha utilizado Vallejo Panzer Aces 304. Mañana os informaremos sobre el resultado del curso, con diversas fotografías de los vehículos que pintarán los alumnos y este Stug III ya terminado y guarreado. Habrá de todo, incluso vehículos de ciencia ficción del universo de Warhammer 40k… ¡no os lo perdáis! Si quieres saber más sobre técnicas de iluminación en vehículos, puedes ver los documentos que publicamos en PDF hace tiempo a continuación: http://modelbrush.com/document-lighting-styles-in-tanks-ii-panzer/ Share:Haz clic para compartir en Facebook (Se abre en una ventana nueva)Haz clic para compartir en Twitter (Se abre en una ventana nueva)Haz clic para compartir en Google+ (Se abre en una ventana nueva)Haz clic para enviar por correo electrónico a un amigo (Se abre en una ventana nueva)Haz clic para imprimir (Se abre en una ventana...
Tanks! Reglamento en castellano

Tanks! Reglamento en castellano

¡Buenos días de domingo a todos! Desde hace unos meses tenemos en nuestras manos Tanks!, el juego similar a X-Wing de Gale Force Nine y que utiliza tanques de la Segunda Guerra Mundial en vez de naves. Es un juego muy sencillo y rápido y que nos permite reutilizar todos los tanques de los que disponemos para Flames of War sin tener que gastar apenas nada de dinero. Dentro de pocos días tendremos la review completa aquí en el blog, que ya apareció en la revista Falcata Nº2. También diseñamos hace unas semanas un par de tapetes para el juego. Puedes verlos aquí. Mientras, hemos traducido el reglamento al castellano para todos aquellos que no domináis el inglés. Sabemos que dentro de unos meses aparecerá de forma oficial en castellano, pero siendo sinceros, con el poco texto que tiene el juego, creemos que el pescado está casi todo ya vendido. El reglamento como tal no está clonado de la versión inglesa, ya que en inglés está disponible de forma gratuita desde la propia web del juego. Los ejemplos gráficos podéis seguir viéndolos desde el reglamento oficial en inglés. Aquí os dejamos el traducido al castellano: DESCARGA GRATUITA Tanks! Reglamento en Castellano Versión en Castellano También hemos traducido y maquetado la Guía de Referencia, que de nuevo os dejamos aquí para su descarga: DESCARGA GRATUITA Tanks! Guía de Referencia  Versión en Castellano Esperamos que disfrutéis del juego, ya en castellano, y que nos hagáis saber vuestras opiniones. ¡Un saludo y hasta la próxima! Share:Haz clic para compartir en Facebook (Se abre en una ventana nueva)Haz clic para compartir en Twitter...
Armies Army – BTR 160

Armies Army – BTR 160

Armies Army es una empresa británica de miniaturas en 15mm especializada en la Ciencia Ficción y, desde hace poquito, en la Guerra Fría. Cuando vimos los primeros diseños 3D de sus vehículos de transporte no pudimos evitar querer hacer una review sobre ellos. En seguida hablamos con Keith (Thanks for them, Keith! ;)) y nos pusimos manos a la obra. Desgraciadamente, el cambio de diseño del blog hizo que perdieramos varios posts, entre ellos este. Esta semana hemos podido recuperarlo, ¡y menos mal! Cuando nos llegó la cajita de UK comprobamos que los BTR 160 eran vehículos ‘multipurpose’, polivalentes para un montón de tareas. Hoy vamos a analizar las versiones de Ingenieros, Dron y Lanzamisiles. Todos los vehículos están diseñados en 3D y fabricados en resina. Las típicas piezas pequeñas, escotillas, ametralladoras, puertas, etc, vienen en metal blanco. Los detalles están bien marcados, son nítidos y bien casteados. Se puede observar, por ejemplo, la rejilla inferior del lanzador del dron; detalles muy muy limpios y apenas rebabas. También en la parte superior de los vehículos, donde hay unos pequeños cilindros con un casteado genial. Los moldes del casco, son casi seguro de dos piezas, ya que los bebederos de la resina se encuentran en la parte inferior del casco, donde apenas hay que limpiar nada y todo viene bien lijado. ¡Eso nos gusta! 🙂 Sí hemos notado un par de imperfecciones en la parte frontal del casco en ambas unidades, pero es algo habitual en este tipo de casteos. La resina es dura, tipo poliester o poliuretano, no hemos podido distinguirla pero es de muy buena calidad. El BTR...
IV Torneo FOW GoblinTrader – Fotos

IV Torneo FOW GoblinTrader – Fotos

Ayer celebramos el VI Torneo FOW GoblinTrader organizado por ModelBrush. 12 jugadores han combatido en mesas de Holanda, África y Rusia en 3 rondas que han durado todo el día. La clasificación final: Os dejamos algunas fotos del evento. ¡Os agradecemos la participación a los que habéis venido y os animamos al resto a apuntaros al próximo! Share:Haz clic para compartir en Facebook (Se abre en una ventana nueva)Haz clic para compartir en Twitter (Se abre en una ventana nueva)Haz clic para compartir en Google+ (Se abre en una ventana nueva)Haz clic para enviar por correo electrónico a un amigo (Se abre en una ventana nueva)Haz clic para imprimir (Se abre en una ventana...
Salute 2016 – Fotos

Salute 2016 – Fotos

Este año ya iba tocando asistir a Salute 2016, la feria de wargames más importante de Europa. Allí fuimos Rubén, Marcos y un servidor, junto con mi hermano Luis, Noe la mujer de Marcos y mis jefes Chuso y Alex. Aunque fue una paliza grande (fuimos y volvimos el mismo día, y encima a un aeropuerto bastante lejos de Londres), disfrutamos del evento, nos encontramos a bastantes amigos de toda España (Mortap, Diego, Sergio, David…) y tiramos algunas fotos que os dejamos por aquí. Como opinión personal, me esperaba más presencia de clubes y menos de tiendas. O por lo menos más tiendas ‘minoristas’ y menos tiendas gigantes (Wayland y Troll Trader habían puesto unas tiendas que harían empequeñecer a la mayoría de las tiendas físicas de España). Había mucha diferencia entre los grandes (4Ground, Warlord, Battlefront, Steamforged, Perry, Hawk, Gripping Beast, etc) y los más pequeñitos, con stands a veces un poco cutres y con apenas diseño (carteles hechos con Word, material sin exponer, bolsitas cerradas con números escritos a mano, etc). Para mí lo más interesante fueron las mesas desplegadas y las demos de multitud de juegos. Respecto a las novedades, me quedo con la vitrina de los chicos de Hawk de su esperado Dropfleet Commander, la nueva facción para Saga y su nuevo juego, el stand de Battlefront con el nuevo Tanks! ya disponible, la previa del Konflikt 47 de Warlord, el castillo de plástico de Renedra y las novedades de 4Ground (menuda pasada). Share:Haz clic para compartir en Facebook (Se abre en una ventana nueva)Haz clic para compartir en Twitter (Se abre en una ventana...
Bolt Action – Tips de pintura para M4 Sherman

Bolt Action – Tips de pintura para M4 Sherman

Después de terminar el T-34 ruso hace meses, toca el turno al Sherman que empecé el mismo día. Se ha alargado mucho el proceso, pero por fin está terminado. El M4 Sherman fue el tanque americano que más se fabricó en la Segunda Guerra Mundial, y el segundo de todos los ejércitos solo superado por los tremendos números del T-34 ruso (más de 55000 unidades). Era un carro medio que aunaba un blindaje adecuado, un cañón correcto y una buena movilidad. Contó con muchas versiones, incluyendo cañones de 75mm (el que se muestra en este post), de 76mm, 105mm, lanzacohetes adaptados (Calliope), barreminas, etc y utilizado para cubrir diversos roles: tanque medio, cazacarros, vehículo de recuperación, obús autopropulsado, como vehículo de transporte, etc. EN EL JUEGO Hablando ya en términos del juego, en Bolt Action es el tanque más usado por los ejércitos de USA y Gran Bretaña debido a las mismas razones que en la realidad: dispone de un cañón AT Medio con penetración de +5, un blindaje de carro medio estándar de 9 y un coste en puntos por debajo de los 200 puntos (195 si es regular). De base dispone una MMG coaxial y otra montada en el casco. Además se le puede añadir otra MMG en la torreta e incluso esta se puede ampliar a HMG por un total de 25 puntos. Así que con 3 MMG’s y un cañón AT medio, el Sherman es un más que digno oponente por un coste correcto. El Sherman dispone de dos reglas especiales: Se incendia fácilmente: cuando tiras en la tabla de daños al haber recibido un...
Frostgrave – Big and Medium Constructs

Frostgrave – Big and Medium Constructs

Frostgrave is fantasy skirmish miniatures game by Joseph A. McCullough. You command a wizard, his apprentice and some brave soldiers against other warbands trying to loot the treasures in the frozen city of Felstad. At the start of each campaign, you have to choose the school of magic of your wizard and 8 spell cards. Each spell card can be used multiple times in a battle, and they have a cast number that you have to roll for the spell to take effect. Your warband consists of your wizard (mandatory figure) and no more than 9 extra figures. These can be your wizard’s apprentice and 8 soldiers max. 10 figures in total, no more but it could be less. You have 500 gold crowns to hire your soldiers from a 15 type of soldiers pool (Thug, Thief, Knight, Ranger, Templar, etc). One of the schools of magic is the Enchanter, that has the ability to animate constructs (among other abilities, of course). Also, when you loot a treasure you spawn a random monster, which could be 3 types of constructs. That’s why I’ve decided to paint two constructs for Frostgrave: the big and medium constructs. The minis are made of metal with a decent amount of detail that we cam improve with the paint. I decided to base all my warband with homemade cobblestone bases. I used Warlord’s new Bolt Action bases, which are thin with a little lip around. Great for my purpose. I sculpted the cobblestone with normal greenstuff, painted with 3 tones of grey and applied a very dark brown wash from AK Interactive. I painted...
Flames of War – M18 Hellcats

Flames of War – M18 Hellcats

Although I don’t play americans, every now and then I paint some of his tanks or infantry bases. Now it’s the turn of these little tank killers. These Hellcats were painted a few months ago (January), but some guys (hi, Conscript Challenge friends!) asked for that green tone color. So, this will be a very short post, only the finished tanks and their color recipe. Prime with AK175 Grey Primer. Base coat with AK135 Olive Drab Light Base. Shadow with AK133 Olive Drab Dark Base. Light with AK137 Olive Drab Shine. Gloss Varnish with brush only in the decals place. Decals. Couple of hours for all the paint and decals to dry… At this point, the tank will look ‘brownish’. The AK Olive Drab set is, obviously, not intended for such small scale vehicles, so the colors will not look green enough. To correct this I applied a filter: Filter with paint. Yes, with paint, not with enamels or oils. And applied with airbrush. The color is AK031 Russian 4BO Base. Of course, I needed to thin the paint sooooo much, like 1:10 or more (I did it at a guess). This will enhance the green tones without masking all the previous modulation, that’s why we called it ‘filter’. After the filter, I varnished all the vehicle with satin varnish. Washes. Chipping. Oxide/Streaks Matt Varnish. Pigments. And that’s all. As you can see, the trick is the filter with russian green acrylic paint. Hope you find it useful and don’t forget to improvise to obtain that perfect tone for your vehicles! 😉 Share:Haz clic para compartir en Facebook (Se...
Bolt Action – T-34/85

Bolt Action – T-34/85

I don’t use Soviets in Bolt Action, but it’s always a pleasure to paint beautiful and iconic tanks such as the T-34/85 from Warlord Games. Our store in Madrid, Goblintrader, gave us a T-34 to paint it for the Bolt Action demo games. Now the Soviets have reinforcements in the form of a cheap and easy to build plastic tank. The model is great. I don’t know if it’s produced by Italeri, like the Sherman or Panther, but it’s greatly casted in hard plastic. Of course, it lacks some details of the more ‘real’ models from 1:48 or 1:35 scales, but also gain more durability in the battlefield. Because, that’s why we’re painting it, to play Bolt Action games… doesn’t we? I starter by applying putty and sanding the turret lines. It doesn’t matter that the sanding is visible, as it will help to bring some texture to the turret’s casting. The turret rotating mechanism is simple, before you glue the upper chasis to the lower part, you insert the turret and glue a small part that becomes the blocker piece, avoiding the turret to separate from the hull. As I want the turret to be removed when the vehicle is destroyed in-game, I made two tiny little holes in the hull and glue the blocker to the turret. With this, I can remove the turret whenever I want. I grey-primed all the vehicle with AK Interactive Grey Primer. I let it dry for an entire night. The tracks were then painted with AK Interactive Track Primer. Nicely start color for the tracks. For the color modulation of the...
XenoShyft Onslaught – 1st player token

XenoShyft Onslaught – 1st player token

XenoShyft is a card game from CoolMiniOrNot. It was funded on Kickstarter last year and as it arrived last week, I tought it was a good idea to paint the mini inside. The mini represent the first player token in the game. It was a pledge reward for the backers of the Kickstarter. It’s made of resin, not plastic, with nice quality and some mold lines (although easy to clean). You can see some lines of the 3D printing, especially in the chest plate. It’s hard to tell with the pics, but they’re here seeing the mini in hand. I used Vallejo Game Color and Model Color paints with enamels from AK Interactive to do the black wash. I hope to play the game this weekend, so I can tell you how good (hope so!) it is. Greetings, guys! Share:Haz clic para compartir en Facebook (Se abre en una ventana nueva)Haz clic para compartir en Twitter (Se abre en una ventana nueva)Haz clic para compartir en Google+ (Se abre en una ventana nueva)Haz clic para enviar por correo electrónico a un amigo (Se abre en una ventana nueva)Haz clic para imprimir (Se abre en una ventana...
Dropzone Commander – UCM Colonial Legionnaires

Dropzone Commander – UCM Colonial Legionnaires

Rubén and I have speed painted the Dropzone Commander two player starter box. Here are the painted UCM Colonial Legionnaires. The box contains two starter armies for UCM (United Colonies of Mankind) and The Scourge, the bad guys. The box also includes many paper buildings, paper mat to build a 48″x33″ road layout, the 1.1 Rulebook, tokens, dice, reference sheets and a measuring tape. We are now writing a full review about the box, so I’m not saying many more things about it: it’s a great box with a great price. Full of fun. Lets get to the little soldiers of the ‘good guys’. These are the UCM Colonial Legionnaires. They can form squads of 2 or 3 bases. The box gives us two squads of 3 bases, with 5 soldiers each. So, the CQB value of 1 makes a 15 dice roll in close quarters fights. The Colonial Legionnaires are the worst infantry unit in the game. The Warrior Horde of The Scourge also has a CQB value of 1, but their Fortitude is 4+ instead of 5+ of the Legionnaires, giving them more options to continue fighting if half of the squad is wiped out. Their assault rifles shot 4 energy 3 shots with an accuracy of 3+. The Scourge Plasma Rifles shot 5 energy 4 shots with +3 accuracy. So, another better thing for the basic Scourge infantry. The Legionnaires also have the Phoenix Missile Launcher, with Energy 9. But the Scourge Warrior Horde can convert 3 effective hits of their Plasma Rifles for a single Energy 11 hit. Thats really nice… Of course, a squad...
The Ion Age – Habitation Outpost Review

The Ion Age – Habitation Outpost Review

The Ion Age makes many great 15mm Sci-Fi miniatures, but also some interesting resin scenery for your 15mm battles. Lets review their Habitation Outpost. The Ion Age is a British brand that makes Sci-Fi miniatures and scenery with an space opera setting. In this post we’re reviewing a scenery pack named Habitation Outpost from their modular scenery range. You can see the complete range here. The Habitation Outpost pack consists of 11 grey resin elements that can be bought separately. If you buy the pack, you’re saving 20% of the price of the 11 elements. There are two bigger packs named Habitation Bundle and Habitation Colony, also with a 20% off. The 11 pieces are made of grey resin and they are hand-sculpted. The details are crisp and we’ve found no bubbles in any of the pieces, which is really nice and unusual. 🙂 The size of the pieces, specially of the 2 buildings, is bigger than we think looking at the pics. Unlike many scenery brands, these ‘houses’ looks real in terms of size: you can really imagine some space soldiers living inside. We’ll see the sizes later when we look at each item. All the pieces fit well. They’re no pegs or pins to join them, but you can use magnets if you want the pieces not to move on the table while you are playing. Lets look at the pieces that comes with the bundle, one by one: 1x Three Way Connector A three way corridor that lets us join 3 modules. 1x Four Way Crossroads Connector Similar to the previous, but with a four way...
Bolt Action – Tank War book review

Bolt Action – Tank War book review

Warlord Games published some months ago the first expansion for Bolt Action: Tank War. After some battles, we’re now able to discuss it, contents, new rules, etc. As other Bolt Action books, for less than 20€/$25 you have a softback 96 page full color book. Tank War introduces the use of many tanks in one Platoon Selector, far away from the ‘1 tank’ per list in the standard platoons selectors from the rulebook and the army books. The book is divided in 9 parts, each of them covering a different aspect of the new type of game. Some parts are great, but others are really unnecessary. Let’s look at them: 1. Armoured Platoons It describes the new type of platoon selector, 3 new special rules (Command Vehicles, Lack of Radios and Radio Networks) and real tank platoons formations in WW2. As we’re not going to play with those formations (more than 15 tanks), this is more a curiosity than useful information. The new platoon selector (Armoured Platoon Selector) forces us to choose 1 Command Vehicle as the HQ and 2 more vehicles. Those could be Tanks, Tank Destroyers, Assault Guns, Self-propelled Artilleries, AA Vehicles or Armoured Cars. So, our list will have, at least, 3 vehicles. The optional units include 2 more slots for vehicles (for a total of 5), and the usual infantry units. The Infantry Squads on the Armoured Platoon are limited to only 3 of them. And one important thing! ALL the infantry and artillery units MUST include a transport vehicle. No one without vehicle in Tank War! 😉 Also, this part of the book overrides...
Bolt Action Objectives

Bolt Action Objectives

Thinking on the Tank Battles next Saturday, we’ve done some Bolt Action Objectives (and also some generic ones). Pensando en las batallas de tanques del próximo sábado, hemos hecho unos objetivos para Bolt Action (y también algunos genéricos). For the Bolt Action ones we’ve used spare bits from various brands, like Warlord or Tamiya. The bases are standard 40mm ones with rounded lips. Para los objetivos de Bolt Action hemos usado bits de varias marcas, como Warlord o Tamiya. Las bases son estándar de 40mm con bordes redondos. The process was simple, glued two types of sand to the base, included the bits and painted them. 🙂 El proceso fue simple, pegamos dos tipos de arena a la base, añadimos los bits y los pintamos. 🙂 The Panzerfausts were painted with Vallejo 988 Khaki and highlighted adding white. The MG34 and the binoculars were painted with Vallejo 864 Natural Steel and washed with Vallejo 201 Black Wash. Pintamos los Panzerfausts con Vallejo 988 Khaki y los iluminamos añadiendo blanco. La MG y los prismáticos se pintaron con Vallejo 864 Natural Steel y se lavaron con Vallejo 201 Black Wash. Here are some pics with Warlord US Soldiers (unpainted 🙁 ). Algunas fotos con soldados US de Warlord (sin pintar 🙁 ). The generic objectives were painted with red and blue, to represent one primary objective and four secondary ones. We’ll use them for various games. Los objetivos genéricos se pintaron con rojo y azul para representar un objetivo primario y cuatro secundarios. Los usaremos para varios juegos. Share:Haz clic para compartir en Facebook (Se abre en una ventana nueva)Haz...
Eleven Tree Designs Tudor House 15mm – Painting

Eleven Tree Designs Tudor House 15mm – Painting

It’s time to finish painting one of the Tudor Houses in 15mm from Eleven Tree Designs. On June we built a great 15mm medieval house from Eleven Tree Designs. See the post HERE. It’s a laser cut model full of textures and impressive details for a laser cut building in such a small scale (it has more texture than the 4ground ones). With the building done and the homemade wood texture for the floors ready, it’s time to paint the house to a standard tabletop level. We start priming in grey the 3 blocks of the house. I do it with airbrush and AK Grey Primer. The interior parts receive a black primer coat. With the priming part done, we can look at those really great textures from the laser engraver. We continue with the airbrush, this time painting all the exterior walls in white (Tamiya and Vallejo for the retouches with brush). With some tape we mask all the zones we want to stay in white, so we can paint the stone areas in Dark Grey from Vallejo. With the masks still placed, we drybrush the stones with Vallejo Sky Grey. When the mask is removed we can see a nice contrast between the two areas. For the roof, we mask the rest of the house, paint it with Vallejo Red and wash it with AK Dark Brown. When the wash becomes dull it’s time to remove the excess to show the real red color of the tiles, except in the recesses, where the wash makes a great contrast. I usually use a cotton bud or a makeup...
Reaper Bones Skeleton in 10 minutes

Reaper Bones Skeleton in 10 minutes

I received the Reaper Bones Kickstarter more than a year ago… and I haven’t touched any mini until now :(. We’re trying some rules for a dungeon crawling game, so it’s time to do some speed painting sessions. The first Reaper Bones Kickstarter was a total success. In fact, it’s one of the most funded projects on Kickstarter (10th), and the undisputable number one in miniature games, with almost $3.5 millions pledged and 18K backers. The box came with 240 minis in a new type of soft plastic that Reaper called ‘Bones’. They lack a little bit of detail compared to Reaper’s normal ranges, Legends, Warlord, etc, but this kind of plastic endure much more and holds the paint even in extreme conditions. The minis can fall off the table and nothing will happen to the paint. This is the Undead Horde where this skeleton belong to: Having said this, we’re now trying some new dungeon crawling rules and need minis, so I have tried some speed painting with this poor skinny skeleton. The results after a 10 minutes session: You can see that the bow is bent, even after holding it down in hot and cold water. The bow position corrects with hot water, but after 5-6 hours, it gets back to its original position (the bad position 🙁 ). Also the skeleton has no jaw, but the pics shows that the original minis have it. Nothing serious for me, as it’s some undead and might have lost the jaw in previous encounters. The painting steps are straightforward: Vallejo Game Color Bonewhite as base color, wash with old...
Bolt Action – Warlord Panzer IV H

Bolt Action – Warlord Panzer IV H

In the last Bolt Action Day at Goblintrader Madrid we did a painting class showing how to paint a Bolt Action tank from Warlord. These are the results. After doing some Bolt Action demo games at Goblintrader, we started painting a Panzer to show the people how to apply modulation techniques on 28mm tanks. The weathering was applied later. About the tank, it’s not a top notch model, mainly because the resin parts, but it’s great for gamers (sturdy construction, hard to break and nice to quick paint). But wait, this Panzer is not a model from the Warlord’s new plastic range… and these new plastic tanks are GREAT in many ways: improved realistic scale, great casting from Italeri, separate tracks, etc. So if you’re willing to buy a new tank from Warlord, we encourage you to buy one of the new plastic ones! View the plastic range from Warlord here. Some pics of the Panzer IV H. The painting work… (The Dunkelgelb is Tamiya XF-60 Dark Yellow, NOT Desert Yellow as shown)…and the weathering, knowing that the hull MMG is missing 🙁 This tank is now used to do the demo games at Goblintrader. Next in line is a Warlord new plastic Sherman for the US soldiers in the demos! Share:Haz clic para compartir en Facebook (Se abre en una ventana nueva)Haz clic para compartir en Twitter (Se abre en una ventana nueva)Haz clic para compartir en Google+ (Se abre en una ventana nueva)Haz clic para enviar por correo electrónico a un amigo (Se abre en una ventana nueva)Haz clic para imprimir (Se abre en una ventana...
Dropzone Commander – Magnetizing PHR Triton

Dropzone Commander – Magnetizing PHR Triton

Hi guys! Rubén and I are starting with Dropzone Commander. While waiting for the new faction starter sets, I’m going to start magnetizing the Tritons. Our friends from Goblintrader gave us two rulebooks last week. We liked the game so much that we decided to start playing and buy a couple of starter sets from the new plastic range: PHR and The Resistance. Starting with the two Triton ships, I’m going to magnetize all of the aerial units: the bases, the extra weapons, the couplings to transport vehicles, etc. The first step was glueing the Hawk Widgets to the bases. I know that these pieces are usually glued to the bottom of the ships, but in this case they were used to place 2mm magnets inside them. Great! I put one 2mm magnet in each side of the transparent rods: With these first steps, the stand is ready. As you can see, the little Hawk Widgets at the bottom will do a great work bearing the weight of the ship. This will be impossible with the magnets only. The Triton ships have the option to upgrade them with Twin RX-20 Miniguns. With those miniguns, the Tritons gain some gun-power, as their main role is serving as light transports. As I’m not sure if the miniguns are great for every list, I decided to magnetize them to allow me to use them or not. I cut a little slice slice of resin (2mm more or less) in each gun support, the part that inserts in the ships wings: I simply glued 2mm magnets in the holes: I drilled two holes...
Document – Lighting styles in tanks II (Panzer)

Document – Lighting styles in tanks II (Panzer)

It’s time for another free PDF document, the second part of the Lighting Styles in Tanks. It’s turn now for the Germans and their Panzer IV. Some months ago, we released the first part of the Lighting Styles documents, with the Sherman. You can download it from the Free PDF Guides zone. Now we’re releasing the second part, with a German Panzer IV in some kind of panzer blue. We used the same 3 lighting styles as in the Sherman document. This file is intended as a quick visual guide to illuminate your wargaming tanks with different styles, their pros and cons. Hope they’re useful!! You can download the document by clicking on the pic below or going to the Free PDF Guides zone: Modulation Style: Panel Lighting: Zenithal Light: Share:Haz clic para compartir en Facebook (Se abre en una ventana nueva)Haz clic para compartir en Twitter (Se abre en una ventana nueva)Haz clic para compartir en Google+ (Se abre en una ventana nueva)Haz clic para enviar por correo electrónico a un amigo (Se abre en una ventana nueva)Haz clic para imprimir (Se abre en una ventana...
Eleven Tree Designs Tudor House 15mm – Building

Eleven Tree Designs Tudor House 15mm – Building

We have in our hands three 15mm houses from Eleven Tree Designs, an UK based company who manufactures 10mm, 15mm and 28mm buildings and other wargaming accesories. Lets build one of them! These Tudor Houses are perfect for the historical period between the XIV and XVII centuries. Also, they’re perfect for fantasy games (we’re using them for that) or for pirate wargames. Eleven Tree Designs also sells these houses in 28mm, so they’ll be perfect for Mordheim. The houses comes in a zip plastic bag, inside a bubble envelope. Not a single piece broken or damaged: Opening the bag will reveal one of the first surprises: the textured walls. Eleven Tree Designs work with a laser cutting machine, cutting MDF (Medium Density Fibreboard), as many other companies. But, in this case, the details achieved with the laser are superb, as you can see in this tiny pieces: Wood, windows, doors, all is very well carved (also walls!!). Fully used to find completely plain parts, this is one of the greatest surprises we found. +11111 to Eleven Tree Designs for that. The instructions are clear and easy to follow, as all of the pieces come with a number written on them. We begin with the ground floor, gluing the 4 walls to the ground (which has also the outside stone flooring carved on it!). All the pieces have big pegs, so it’s easy to fit them together. The first floor has two ‘floating’ windows, which gives the house a nice touch. We glue the windows to the larger walls, and glue the 4 walls to the floor. The next step...
Bolt Action Fallschirmjäger 1000 point – 1st Squad

Bolt Action Fallschirmjäger 1000 point – 1st Squad

Hi all! I’ve finished the first squad of the German Fallschirmjäger for my Bolt Action army. Here are some pics of the finished 10-men rifle squad. They’re desiring to engage in combat! The Americans from Omar are trembling as they hear the Falls roaring after them… and it’s not for nothing. The Fallschirmjägers were a German elite infantry unit (and nowadays too!). They were known for their fighting skills and bravery, and for being one of the first infantry units to use Assault Rifles (FG 42, StG 44). Most modern assault rifles are directly influenced by these two. But this time, I’ve painted a 10 man unit with rifles. The other two assault rifle units are the next in line. So, as I planned in the latest post, one unit is finished and the army scheme goes like this: As I told before, I used my friend Ruben’s guide as an example: PaintingWAR 01: WWII German Army Share:Haz clic para compartir en Facebook (Se abre en una ventana nueva)Haz clic para compartir en Twitter (Se abre en una ventana nueva)Haz clic para compartir en Google+ (Se abre en una ventana nueva)Haz clic para enviar por correo electrónico a un amigo (Se abre en una ventana nueva)Haz clic para imprimir (Se abre en una ventana...
Fallschirmjäger 1000 point army for Bolt Action

Fallschirmjäger 1000 point army for Bolt Action

I have a new project this year: make and paint a complete 1000 points list for Bolt Action. I’ve decided to make the one called Operation watch on the Rhine, with German paratroopers, the Fallschirmjägers.The first thing I did was search for the minis I like. Warlord (the brand behind Bolt Action game), has a really great range of Falls. Unfortunately, the brand that I like the most, Artizan, has fewer models, and doesn’t have flamethrowers, snipers, medics and gun crews. So, I have to use the Artizan for the normal infantry and antitanks, and choose between using Warlord for the other models or continue using Artizan but not exactly with Fallschirmjäger miniatures (like SS or Heer ones). I bought some blisters from Artizan to start painting. I organized them in small bags: That gives me two 9 men squads, one 10 men squad, 2 men HQ, and 3 teams: sniper, MMG and mortar. With these options, now I have 705 points out of the total of 1000: Veteran 2nd Lieutenant + 1 man: 78 points Veteran 1st Fallschirmjäger Squad with NCO + 8 assault rifles + panzerfaust: 167 points Veteran 2nd Fallschirmjäger Squad with NCO + 6 assault rifles + LMG + panzerfaust: 177 points Veteran 3rd Fallschirmjäger Squad with NCO + 9 rifles + panzerfaust: 138 points Regular Medium Machine Gun team: 50 points Regular Sniper team: 50 points Inexperienced Medium Mortar team + Spotter: 45 points So, having cleared my mind in terms of list organization, I decided to start painting the rifle squad first (10 men in total). Many of you will now that one...
WIP – Heer46 Bergetiger – Part II Finished

WIP – Heer46 Bergetiger – Part II Finished

I finished the Heer46 Bergetiger yesterday. In the first part of the WIP we showed the history of the Bergetiger, the basecoat and the tritonal camo. Now it’s time to see the final pics of this strange but lovely feline. The Bergetiger kit from Heer46 includes the turret and the crane for less than 6€. All casted in good quality white metal. A nice piece to decorate our army or to use it as a recovery vehicle (although we know from the previous post that the Bergetiger wasn’t really a recovery vehicle ;)). After priming and painting the base colors, the steps were as follows: Dark Brown Wash in the recesses A little profiling in some edges and areas with a lighter color Chipping with sponge Painting the details (ropes, tools, driver, etc) Wet pigments on the tracks Some little streaks Some pics of the finished model: The chassis is from Battlefront, but the Heer46 kit of the Bergetiger fits really nice on the Plastic Soldier Company Tiger tanks. View the other part of the Work in Progress: WIP – Heer46 Bergetiger – Part I Paint Share:Haz clic para compartir en Facebook (Se abre en una ventana nueva)Haz clic para compartir en Twitter (Se abre en una ventana nueva)Haz clic para compartir en Google+ (Se abre en una ventana nueva)Haz clic para enviar por correo electrónico a un amigo (Se abre en una ventana nueva)Haz clic para imprimir (Se abre en una ventana...