Thursday, March 25, 2010
Nuts! is a skirmish WW2 game that I purchased two years ago and have been dying to play. Recently my buddy Willy aka Veloci aka Sturmflieger hosted a few games and is very consistent with his batreps on his blog:
We started playing using his stuff versus some of my spare and re-based 15mm Soviet Shtrafnoy and Strelkovy from Battlefront just to get my feet wet. My real goal is to skirmish at larger scales. Anyway, I have some 28mm Fallschirmjagers from Black Tree Design that I purchased in SoCal on my last visit. I finally busted them out and started painting.
Below: Examples of Step 5 Camo application – these look really flat and my first inclination is to drybrush them after a couple of black ink washes. But I held back in lieu of a new technique that I'm trying out.
Below: the figs after being dipped in The Quick Shader from Army Painter (this solution is essentially a thick an ink wash – just dip, remove excess by flicking and wait 24 hours to cure and it'll be ready for some final drybrushing). They look thick, wet and glossy although this pic was taken about 6-7 hours after dipping. I’m hoping for it to tone down a bit after a few more hours.
Dry-brushed, dull coated, completed and ready for action!
A lone Panzerschreck taking a bead on a T34/85. "Where's my loader? Look, Ma, no Hans!"
Watch out! Patrol's about to be waylaid by a T70.
Mission: take out Stalin's Organs aka Katyusha batteries wrecking havoc with our forces.
The Russians are coming...