WW2 British 8th Army Infantryman Bolt Action Painting Tutorial | Warlord Games

November 24, 2022 by johnlyons

In this video, John shows off how to paint a British 8th Army Infantryman from the Bolt Action "A Gentleman's War" boxed set from Warlord Games. A sterling painting tutorial for those fighting in the Desert War.


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The scheme follows a simple but effective method for painting up your British Infantry in North Africa during the Desert War. You could use this scheme to paint up the rest of your Desert Rats without issue.

Paints Used Include...

  • Citadel Contrast Basilicanum Grey
  • Citadel Contrast Fyreslayer Flesh
  • Citadel Contrast Skeleton Horde
  • Citadel Air Leadbelcher
  • Vallejo Beige Brown
  • Vallejo Buff
  • Vallejo Desert Yellow
  • Vallejo Green Yellow
  • Vallejo Heavy Skintone
  • Vallejo Iraqi Sand
  • Vallejo Chocolate Brown

What do you make of this scheme? Does it work for you and will you be using it when painting your own Bolt Action WW2 miniatures? Let us know in the comments below.

Are you enjoying painting your Desert War British?

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