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  1. Hello everyone, New (or rather ... old) Show Off. Some time ago I read about Roza Shanina, a Soviet-Russian sniper who fought during WWII on the Russian front. So ... I kind of got bewitched by her. So I when Stoessis Heroes (small company's range of more or less famous heroes of WWII) started to produce a miniature inspired by Liudmyla Mykhailivna Pavlychenko, I had to get it, convert it and paint it. The picture that inspired me aaaaaand .... the outcome of my work.
  2. The nice detail of this game is it can be used with just the Aircraft Cards without the miniatures if you need to travel light. So now the WWII game:With all the planes to scale, makes the bombers huge. As I said, there is more to come, stay tuned.
  3. Hello everyone, So this is my first project ever posted in this forum - yay. I am so excited. Anyway - I have to admit I am not the best miniature painter - I am far away from that. I can't understand color theory, keep forgetting important steps and in those moments where I should be patient, I can't wait and ruin everything. Haha - nevertheless I try to become better and therefore I started this project. Some time ago I came up with the idea to create an all-female soviet infantry battalion for the Bolt Action wargame. If you want to know more, please check out this link: Strike Witches - All-Female Soviet Infantry Platoon (Warlord Games Forum) It soon became apparent to me that the use of infantry alone wouldn't make any sense, so I decided to get me some tanks and personnel to man them - tank riders and officers to command the vehicles. My army itself is painted in a merely tabletop standard, but as I am always flashed by what a good painter can achieve, I want to take the chance and try to enhance my skills by reading and watching tutorials on how to improve certain aspects of my painting and as the tanks will be standing out of the masses of infantry, I want their commanders to stand out, too. That said, I started painting the three ladies using i.e. Corporeas face painting tutorial, didn't like the outcome, stripped them (*chuckles*) of all the paint, started painting again, ruined the job once more, stripped them again, painted once more, liked the face, ruined the leather, stripped them again and so on - I guess a plastic kit would be molten by now. After a longer time without having the ability to paint, I returned to the painting table just to figure out I had forgotten almost everybit of knowledge I aquired regarding painting. So I went back here, but unfortunately Corporeas Tutorial was not "illustrated" anymore, thanks to photobucket. So I decided to join the forum to inspire myself how to paint and to make some steps forward in painting miniatures. Let's go. The original figure I got looked like this: Due to some ... breast issues in the wargaming forum I was present at that time ("Well, we like to play armies who in reality commited mass murder, but - oh my good - did you attach boobs to this figure?! How dare you?!" and so on) I decided to fuel the fire - and I really like the outcome. It reminds me a bit of anime figures. Haha. She looked like this: But as I wrote, I then totally screwed up the paintjob like a complete idiot and now I am back to square one. Well then ... here we go again. I had to correct some scratches in the Greenstuff, so that should be dry by tomorrow, then I'll base coat her and will start painting. Slowly and steady. One step after the other - and we will see where this ends. See you next time!
  4. I have managed to side track myself onto another project. This is to support my WWII skirmish gaming needs with a nice selection of buildings to represent farms and smaller villages in the Normandy countryside. I have been gradually acquiring troops for the Normandy invasion (and painting them even slower) and realized that I don't really have any terrain to go with them. This first building is an exercise in using photo realistic images to replace most of the painting that is normally required on one of these. While the initial building took longer than anticipated I think I succeeded in lowering the amount of time I needed to spend with a paint brush on it. I might even explore using some of these "textures" on buildings for my western town of Calamity. There are a number of posts on my blog going through the build http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2017/04/world-war-ii-project-buildings-photo.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2017/04/world-war-ii-project-buildings-photo_28.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2017/05/world-war-ii-project-buildings-photo.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2017/05/world-war-ii-project-buildings-photo_3.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2017/05/world-war-ii-project-buildings-photo_4.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2017/05/world-war-ii-project-buildings-photo_8.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2017/05/world-war-ii-project-buildings-photo_10.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2017/05/world-war-ii-project-buildings-photo_15.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2017/05/world-war-ii-project-buildings-photo_17.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2017/05/world-war-ii-project-buildings-photo_18.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2017/05/world-war-ii-project-buildings-photo_22.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2017/05/world-war-ii-project-buildings-photo_24.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2017/06/world-war-ii-project-buildings-photo.html
  5. I have been working on these off and on since December. I just don't have enough time to paint anymore and a couple of other projects ended up taking priority. The two half tracked vehicles are the Pak 40 Auf S307(f) and the fully tracked vehicle with the big gun is a Geschutzwagen 39H(f). These vehicles are from the 21st Panzer Division during the Normandy invasion. At the time the 21st was critically short of armored vehicles so Alfred Becker setup a workshop and lead the team that converted the captured French armor. On the halftrack vehicles the designation indicates that it is equipped with the German 75mm anti-tank gun mounted on an S307 halftrack with the "(f)" indicating that it is French based. The same applies to the 39H(f), a vehicle based on the hull of a French 39H tank. If you are interested in the process here are links back to my blog that follow the whole project from start to finish. http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2016/12/assembling-wwii-german-armor-from.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2017/01/assembling-wwii-german-armor-from.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2017/01/madbobs-miniatures-prepping-time-with.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2017/01/madbobs-miniatures-evening-of-priming.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2017/01/madbobs-miniatures-evening-of-yellow.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2017/01/madbobs-miniatures-getting-on-with-camo.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2017/02/madbobs-miniatures-filters-washes-and.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2017/02/madbobs-miniatures-some-paint-and-decals.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2017/04/world-war-ii-project-return-to-mad-bobs.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2017/05/world-war-ii-project-german-armor-mad.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2017/05/world-war-ii-project-german-armor-mad_11.html
  6. Who? You've probably seen her.
  7. http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/elie-wiesel-nobel-laureate-holocaust-survivor-night-author-dies-87-n603006 Elie Wiesel, author, Holocaust survivor, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, has died, aged 87. His memoir, "La Nuit" ("Night" in English), which tells of his experiences as a teenager in the Auschwitz death camp, is extraordinarily harrowing and powerful. Wiesel devoted his life to peace and tolerance.
  8. WWII was a major conflict and as such there are many model kits and miniatures out there. However it has always struck me as odd that there are so few Japanese forces made. Sure, there are some airplane kits, and some Chi-Ha tanks and a few infantry kits. But is like they were a minor force if we compare it to the abundance of German, Russian and Allied troops. I mean you can buy models from a lot of regular trucks, half tracks and such, but the Japanese only get a Tank or two? Maybe I've been looking at the wrong places. And I must admit I haven't been following new releases for WWII kits. But lately I got a little interest again. So I'm curious, I prefer 28mm metal miniatures for this, what is out there depicting Japanese WWII forces? Preferably vehicles. Anyone know of a few nice metal kits?
  9. I'm getting back into WWII skirmish gaming so that, of course, meant that I needed a new "army". I opted for a more elite force this time and started off with British Airborne troops nicknamed the Red Devils for the maroon beret that they wore. These particular minis are from Warlord Games for their Bolt Action WWII rules. I'll be using Chain of Command from Too Fat Lardies instead. I like the "feel" of Chain of Command better and it has some interesting game mechanics. The British Airborne camouflage jacket is known as the Denison smock and consisted of a slightly greenish yellow base colored cloth painted using large brushes with green and brown swatches. This meant that literally every smock was different. The first section of troops along with a supporting machine gun are done, although they still need to be based. I ended up having to order bases which might arrive this week, I received a notice that they were shipped today. From start to finish: And the WIP progress on my blog for those that are interested: http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2015/09/warlord-games-red-devils-session-1.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2015/09/warlord-games-red-devils-session-2.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2015/10/warlord-games-red-devils.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2015/10/the-denison-smock-wg-red-devils-session.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2015/10/warlord-games-red-devils-session-5.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2015/10/warlord-games-red-devils-session-6.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2015/10/warlord-games-red-devils-session-7.html
  10. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt addresses Congress, 8th December 1941
  11. After painting my Cave Woman and the Giant Spider, I felt like doing something stripped down and minimal. Also I wanted to explore the use of negative space to create a mood or to evoke a feeling. I chose to work with Rose, a small 20mm figure from the Hasslefree Juvenile range. I carved the brick she is standing on from Super Sculpey. The brick she is standing on is a bombed out street. The flower in the foreground is meant to represent the Poppy used to commemorate Remembrance Day. Thank you for looking.