Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Workbench - Bolt Action - Assault on Normandy Starter Set - Panzer Grenadiers

I have finally been able to squeeze in some time to work on my Bolt Action Germans. I have decided to paint them as Panzer Grenadiers, which basically means they have green, rather than white piped shoulder boards. It also means I can list them with transports and some armoured support.
I haven't made major changes to the paint scheme since the last one. shoulder boards/collar markings are added but mostly tweaks really. As always there are some pics below of two minis, one with camo helmet. I will paint a few more with this camo, including uniforms.

Here is a painting guide:
1.     Clean and wash mouldings
2.     Assemble the minis, attaching to 2p bases
3.     Attach sand to bases with PVA
4.     Apply an undercoat with the airbrush using a 1:1 mix of White Surface Primer(V):Airbrush Thinner(V)
5.     Airbrush the mini with a 1:1 mix of German Field Grey(V):Airbrush Thinner(V)
6.     Paint the wood (rifle, handles) with a thinned coat of Beasty Brown(V)
7.     Paint the bread bag with a thinned coat of Green Ochre(V)
8.     Paint the skin with a thinned coat of Dwarf Skin(V)
9.     Paint the tent quarter (camo helmets) with a thinned coat of German Camo Beige(V)
10.   Paint the brown camo patches and flask cover with a thinned coat of German Camo Medium Brown(V)
11.   Paint the helmet (non-camo) and gas mask tin with a thinned coat of German Grey(V)
12.   Paint the green camo patches with a thinned coat of German Camo Extra Dark Green(V)
13.   Paint the boots, webbing, straps, rifle pouches, entrenching tool, flask cup and metal parts with a thinned coat of Black
14.   Paint the brown leather straps with an unthinned coat of Mahogany Brown(V)
15.   Clean-up the uniform with a thinned coat of German Field Grey(V)
16.   Paint the whole base with a thinned coat of Earth(V)
17.   Airbrush the mini with a 1:1 mix of Gloss Varnish(V):Airbrush Thinner(V)
18.   Wash the whole mini with an unthinned coat of Agrax Earthshade(C)
19.   Highlight the uniform with a thinned coat of German Field Grey(V)
20.   Highlight the wood (rifle, handles) with a thinned coat of Beasty Brown(V)
21.   Highlight the skin with a thinned coat of Dwarf Skin(V)
22.   Highlight the bread bag with a thinned coat of Green Ochre(V)
23.   Re-highlight the skin with a thinned coat of Cadmium Skin(V)
24.   Highlight the tent quarter (camo helmets) with a thinned coat of German Camo Beige(V)
25.   Highlight the flask cover and brown camo patches with a thinned coat of German Camo Medium Brown(V)
26.   Highlight the boots, webbing, rifle pouches, entrenching tool and metal parts with a thinned coat of German Grey(V)
27.   Highlight the helmet (non-camo), gas mask tin, canteen and green camo patches (pin pattern) with a thinned coat of Brown Violet(V)
28.   Highlight the gaiters with a thinned coat of Russian Uniform(V)
29.   Highlight the brown leather straps with an unthinned coat of Mahogany Brown(V)
30.   Highlight the sand on the base with an unthinned damp brush of Bonewhite(V)
31.   Repaint the rim of the base with a thinned coat of Earth(V)
32.   Add extreme highlights to the uniform with a 1:1 mix of German Field Grey(V): German Camo Beige(V)
33.   Add extreme highlights to the wood (rifle, handles) with an unthinned coat of Beasty Brown(V)
34.   Add extreme highlights to the skin with an thinned coat of Pale Flesh(V)
35.   Add extreme highlights to the helmet (non-camo), gas mask tin and canteen with a thinned 1:1 mix of Brown Violet(V):White
36.   Add extreme highlights to the entrenching tool and metal parts with a thinned coat of Light Grey(V)
37.   Add stubble to faces by adding German Grey(V) to the skin colours
38.   Paint the shoulder boards piping with a thinned coat of Dark Green(V)
39.   Add the lace/markings to collar tabs with a thinned coat of White
40.   Paint the bottom lip with a thinned coat of Gory Red(V)
41.   Add battle damage with a sponge to the helmet, gas mask tin and canteen using unthinned Boltgun Metal(C)
42.   Black line were needed with a thinned coat of Black
43.   Apply decals
44.   Airbrush the mini with a 1:1 mix of Matt Varnish(V):Airbrush Thinner(V)
45.   Apply flock to the bases with superglue




As always if you would like a closer look at any pictures above, click on them. If you have any comments or would like to ask me questions or provide feedback, please fill in the comments box below (this will be moderated before being published on this blog).

1 comment:

  1. I like your work, I posted it on the Sarge forums to inspire new guys that are getting their Normandy set and ref you blog as well on the last post...

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