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First steps into Historical (Bolt Action)

First steps into Historical (Bolt Action)

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Project Blog by laughingboy

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About the Project

Following an amazing time at the Bolt Action BootCamp, I want to continue and build out my forces and gaming tables. I am going to need lots of help and I apologise in advance for getting lots wrong.

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8th Army Done

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This marks 200 miniatures painted in 2018 and my first crack at historical painting, British 8th Army Black Watch.

I am going to do bits to the bases but otherwise the British are done and it is onto the Germans.

8th Army Done

More WIP this time Tanks!

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More WIP this time Tanks!

Sand dunes

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Picked these up at a local fair but they need work as they currently don’t blend with the table.

Sand dunes

Terrain from 4ground

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Picked these up to build some terrain options.

 

Terrain from 4ground

Troop update

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Bases need work but mostly done, quite like the grimy look.

 

Let’s get painting

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So I have both the British and German forces to paint up so let’s get started.

the paints I will be using are below.

8th Army8th Army
Afrika KorpsAfrika Korps

Palm Trees from China

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Again inspired by what I saw at the boot camp I picked up 3 bags of palm trees which I will super glue to 2ps and cover in sand.

this is super cheap. I will probably wash the trunks and palms to give a bit of shade.

Palm Trees from China

Sand gets everywhere

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So I want to start building a table so I can play even yes unpainted models (gasp!).

Now at the boot camp, the team did some awesome work with real sand, I have four children so if I put real sand onto a table I would be finding it in undesirable places forever.

So I have gone with a mat from Deepcut, I think it should work for things like both Desert War, Wild West and other sandy type situations.

I love these mats I have several now for different layouts.

 

Sand gets everywhere

Ok so where to begin

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As I have said in the description I apologise for all the things I will get wrong in this project, but I am trying.

So where am well, this is what I have returning from the boot camp.

British Force (the mighty undefeated Black Watch)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Watch

 

Ok so where to begin

The yet to be defined Germans (boo)

 

Ok so where to begin