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Modelling With The Boot Campers: The German Afrika Korps

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The armies of the German Afrika Korps have fallen behind the British in terms of speed of assembly, but our Boot Campers have a few tricks up their sleeves for them.

Andy has already broken out his brushes and started painting, while Mick gives us some tips on basing Warlord’s metal booster pack miniatures.

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jamjarst
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Really missing not being there 🙁 especially now I have seen Andy and Mick

biggrim
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Got a British army box I really oughta get built and gaming with. I’ve tried Bolt Action and it really is a laugh!

collins
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i still dont know how andy manages to paint stuff so quickly…. its mental

buggeroff
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It’s amazing to watch him at work, the man’s a machine.

dorthonion
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Hint for all future boot campers – bring a few metres of barbed wire to keep annoying camera crews at bay while you assemble your forces

zaknafein5
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Woodfiller for the base.
I have to try that.

lupa15
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Love the wood filler idea! Really simplifies the process. I also love the colors he went with on the German troops.

rot6
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the glue from hot-glue-guns works similarly becaus it doesnt dry out flat and can be moleded “up” to the base of a mini. also there is the german “pritt- alleskleber” which seems to be some kind of plastic-whatever-when-dry which is excellent for basing with sand. it take the sand and really locks it down. best thing: doesnt dry out much and is a lot more on the plastic side of things > easy painting and washing

buggeroff
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Ooh that’s a good one must try that. Thanks mate 🙂

bigdave
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wood filler! now there’s an idea…

rbwgames
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It wouldn’t matter which I was building, I would still be dead slow. It takes me forever to build and paint up a unit, much less an army.

rbwgames
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Oh, and I’ve used wood filler as basing for years. It works a treat.

dukeexeter
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Hey, German players are just very particular about our models, Quality over Quantity haha

warhammergrimace
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I’ve used wood filler and filler for basing, then whilst its still wet use a small stone to make impressions in it to roughen it up a little

wilco92
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big guns on the german side

rot6
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washes are the fast painters friend. get a good selection of them, stick to 2 atmost according to colours used. base colour your mini > wash aways > 40 minis in 5hrs no problemo

korvydae
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Slow and steady wins the race , so they say .

sneakyrabbit
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That boot camp looks like a lot of fun

mc1gamer
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If you play germans you must get used to saying ‘NEIN!’

skodamarine
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I’ll have to try the wood filler too for basing ….I do a similar thing with wall filler, but maybe the wood filler would set quicker?

buggeroff
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It sets pretty fast 🙂

mage
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I love the Mortar with the modeled base with those little rubble or terrain pieces on it.

buggeroff
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Hey Mage, cork Matt’s from doodles great for making walls

mrtn
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I guess the Germans are slow due to the logistics of getting stuff from Germany to north Africa through Italy, and you know what the Italian post is like! 😉

toricova
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looking great!!!

phaidknott
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One thing I’ve found when basing up those Warlord minis with “biscuits” at the bottom is to simply file the top edges down so that they don’t have a hard edge. Then when you add the basing material to fill out the base you don’t get those hard edges showing if you missed a bit. It’s a 30 sec job on each mini, and well worth taking the time to do so

ghent99
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Plastic wood filler, that will probably work better than the spackle I have been using. Off to Lowe’s to spend more money for project stuff.

greaper
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Nice keep it up.

uberqfunk
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I’m looking forward to the check-ins, I really want to see more of the DAK minis.

cutter
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The German players are a little slow? Schneckenkrieg?

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