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Wolf’s Flames of war late war V4 update

Wolf’s Flames of war late war V4 update

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About the Project

First crack at a OTT project ^-^ In v3 I had 800 points of the big 4(German,US, British and soviets) for late war . With the newish V4 book I decided to upgrade my forces! So here are my project to update it to a full 100 points in Version 4 of our beloved rules. it is quite a big jump point wise as 100 points is the equivalent of 1500 points in V3 and earlier if I am correct.

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Pin wash and glue all over the place

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Good evening!

Tonight I did a 50/50 mix of Vallejo black shade 201 and water and pinwash on t he panthers. simple but takes a bit of time.

Then I started to put together my  remaining 2 plastic and resine US Shermans. I used rapid gluing Araldite after  washing them with a toothbrush and some regular soap, clean it and let it dry before starting the gluing.

Tomorrow will be more gluing, and some matt varnish!

Here is a quick picture.

Pin wash and glue all over the place

Double dipped Gerries

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Hello dear followers,

Tonight was an easy night due to having an assembly with a local association.

So I just did a layer of gloss varnish to keep the decals night and tightly sealed and also help them blend in. Vallejo Rattle can is the way to go for this.

Having a tiny bit more time I also fished the US Tank company I have previously painted and all that I already assembled in order to see what is missing and if I am ok (don’t really want to do any mystake as I did on the Brits and one on the german cupola that I had to close and correct the paint).

 

Here is a quick picture of the painting

 

Double dipped Gerries

Decals night for Gerries

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G’day!

Tonight was straight forward, apply the decals and use some micro sol.

 

Here is a quick snapshot

Decals night for Gerries

Glossy and transfery

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Small night tonight,

a rattle can of gloss varnish from Vallejo .

Then did cut the decals so they are ready to apply.

I won’t be able to work on that until Sunday as I got familly events.

of course the picture!

 

Glossy and transfery

Wood and wash

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Good evening,

So tonight I did the wood too handles with GW Rhinox Hide (as I couldn’t find my Vallejo Chocolate Brown) then Vallejo Flat Earth 983 highlight.

afterwards I did an overall Vallejo Brown shade 200 mixed 50/50 with water.

And of course a little picture.

Thank you to everyone who follows my little project 🙂

Wood and wash

Quick, Zeh Germans are comin

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Hey hey,

 

been fairly drained after Sunday skiing day.

But I still painted some yesterday, did the Vallejo German Grey 995 on all metalic parts (tools, MG, tracks) and some GW Abadon Black on the wheels rubber.

Next the wood.

Here is a quick picture

Quick, Zeh Germans are comin

Brits... or Irish?

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Greatings everyone!

So I did recieve my lights and backdrop hanger.

Therefor I made pictures first of the 13 new tanks, and then of the whole tank squadron.

As one can see they bear (did you say beer?) the insigna of the Guards Armored division, and the numbering of 53 and t he blue marking indicate it as the 2nd Armored Battallion, the round shape C squadron Irish Guards!

Admitedly I am quite happy about the result, the dangerous side though…. should I add another Squadron to that…. I could easily achieve half a battallion. Oh well let’s his the next goals

 

 

Brits you are done!

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So here we are, the last part of the first army, the 100 points of British Tank Squadron is complete.

 

Here are the 4 bad boys, this weekend I shall take a picture of the whole army hopefully as I have a full set of light t hat shall arrive

Brits you are done!

Today is a good day to varish

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G’Day folks!

So tonight I did varnish my british tanks after some pigment works (both performed with Mig pigments, europe dust and black sooth) then a Ammo Mig Lucky Matt Varnish with my cheap airbrush and a 0.5mm needle.

Then I got to work on the germans. I had some issues with the green to make up my mind between two ming jimenez greens I ended up with OliveGrun  opt2 Mig-002.  I haven’t really taken any specific pattern for the camo, just a… Germanish look. and the Mig-015 Schocoladebraun for the brown. The camo was done by switching the needle and front bit of the airbrush and going for 0.2mm. Worked fairly well, besides at the end with the chocolate brown where it started to clog some, but I guess that is mostly due to me taking so long trying greens on paper.

And tonight not one but… two pictures!

 

Chipping chipping chippie

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G’day!

light evening for me, just did some sponging on the shermans. Had a short night last night so was quite out of it.

So Vallejo German Grey 995 sponging on the tanks and here we go.

Tomorro though! Pigment nights and matt varnish for those bad boys

Of course a quick picture

Chipping chipping chippie

Jumping the update

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Greetings!

I forgot to post yesterday after applying the decals and decal softener on the last 4 shermans.

Tonight I also gloss varnished them with the same Vallejo Rattlecan once again and got the kitties ready to jump on the worksofa (such a hard place to be). Also found my notes on the previous FOW Panzers I painted to keep the consistency, though I might try something new for those Panthers…

Of course here is a picture

Good Night!

Jumping the update

Steaming ahead! Go go go

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Happy weekend!

I forgot to post last night update. the tracks were done in GW Abadon Black and start the  Vallejo German Grey 995 on the metalic part and highlight for the track pads on the tanks.

 

And today did the wood in GW Rhinox Hide (as I couldn’t find my Vallejo Chocolate Brown) then Vallejo Flat Earth 983  highlight.

GW Leadbleacher on the metalic parts highlights and also on the side of the tracks and the metalic parts of the tools.

The bags were painted in Vallejo Khaki 988 and shaded with Vallejo Brown Shade 200. the straps over them in Vallejo Flat Earth 983  highlight.

And tonight before nightfall an overall Gloss Varnish from a Vallejo rattlecan.

 

of course, a picture for memories and proofs.

Tomorrow the decals shall be applied!

Steaming ahead! Go go go

New year, old project!

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Happy New year readers,

 

Today I got back to work on my Flames of war after about 20 days  of working mainly on Nurgles Marines for a friend Christmas gift.

So I was  able to pin wash them and also do the  drybrush of Vallejo  Russian Uniform WWII 924 and then a second one of Vallejo  Russian Uniform WWII 924 with Vallejo Green Grey 886. mixed 50/50.

 

As always the proof is in the picture

New year, old project!

Wave two has arrived!

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Hello Guys and Guillettes!

 

Long time not posted, it’s cause I have been waiting on the side on a secret project.

 

But here are finally the second wave of Shermans all painted.

Next on the list? Four more of those kind tanks

and of course a picture

Wave two has arrived!

Double glazed

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Not much done tonight as I had a second coat of gloss varnish to apply. Still with a rattle can of Vallejo gloss varnish, it never disapoints.

On the more exiting the disaster that struck yesterday got sorted out, as when I did a quick decals inventory I found that only the Regiment Number were missing, however however however (for all the Flashgitz fans) digging through an old box of metal and resine Crombads, I saw that I had the decals 53 for my Regiment of Irish Guards! Huzzah I can get them painted and ready for war by the year’s end!

 

And as always a quick snap

Double glazed

Transfer done!

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Well tonight I applied all the decals on the 4 shermans.

And also recieved my confirmation from Battlefront order…. sadly the decal packs are not sent. so the next wave will be done until the point I can apply the decals and I shall keep on going once I recieved them.

 

Here is the daily picture

 

 

Transfer done!

I like it Shineh!

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So nothing big on the brits tonight, just another layer of Vallejo Gloss Varnish from the rattlecan and did cut the decals so they are ready for application tomorrow night.

 

Proof in the comfy picture

I like it Shineh!

Got to move it

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Happy December!

I bet you guys are also crawling under lots of end of the year drinks and Christmas market and people who are dragging away from the workbench.

 

Finally leashed myself to the bench, all the food was stocked up.

So  I did  put the black on the wheels and the tracks.

Then German Grey 995 on the track pads and wheels as highlight, also on the machine guns and metal parts of the tools.

Khaki 988 on the bags and tars, and then a wash of Brown shade 200.

Chocolate wood 872 on the wood (tools handles and the machine guns handles. Then highlight the wood with Flat earth 983.

And GW leadblecher on the metal parts of the tools and machine guns and also the side of the tracks where it’s meant to be metal.

 

Then pick up your vallejo glossy varnish spray, and spray the little jesus out of them. Done!

 

Proof in the picture down below. Also been working on a little surprise for someone so it kinda draws my work away from this project admitly.

 

 

 

 

 

Got to move it

Aibrush time Babeh

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Hello Blokes and Blokettes!

 

So the Shermans did get a coat of Vallejo Russian Uniform WWII 924.

The Panthers Did get a  coat of Mig Dunkelgelb Base  A.Mig 902.

And of course as always, those tanks need their conforts, so on the sofa they go.

 

 

Aibrush time Babeh

Weakend was weak

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G’Day!

So this weekend I did less than planned, kinda floppeddown and relaxed / socialized after a draining week.

Still I kicked my bum and ended  up doing a drybrush of Vallejo Russian Uniform WWII 924 to tidy up the pinwash and then a drybrush Vallejo Russian Uniform WWII 924 with Vallejo Green Grey 886. mixed 50/50.

And as always a quick sofa picture to prove it.

 

Weakend was  weak

Pin wash done and a beer!

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Pin wash finally finished. Got around to do some bookshelve reorganisation for my wargaming books (so many books)

 

Quick picture, also those blokes did deserve a beer 😉

Pin wash done and a beer!

Better than nothing

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Tonight was a quick zenith, and I kept on going on the pin wash.Finished the first hull and started a second.

 

The proof is in the picture

Better than nothing

Not dead yet

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Hello Everyone,

bit of a busy long weekend with me being the touristic guide of a subject of her Majesty visiting Switzerland so hobby wise I have not done much besides a quick undercoat on the next wave of British Shermans and also a quick pinwash in Vallejo Black Shade 201 on the four turrets and I started a hull.

 

Here is a quick picture 🙂 now let’s resume normal life

Not dead yet

Stowage ahoy!

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G’day!

So I have been highly social lately but not so productive.

I still managed to do some stowage preparation and gluing time for my last 4 shermans for the brits.

I guess it’s not all about the 4 hours you spend one saturday on your work once a month, but the regularity on which you can make your projects go forward 🙂

Quick piccie

 

Stowage ahoy!

Glue and corks

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Hello everyone,

 

not a lot of hobby this weekend. Just finished to glue together the last 4 shermans, and put the other four on the corks, ready to pin wash

Glue and corks

Socializing night buuut quick hobby minutes!

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Tonight I was sociable so not much hobby was done, still after brushing my teeth and to give my hobby itch some relieved I clipped this nearly entire sherman off its sprue! Huzzah!

 

Good night everyone

Socializing night buuut quick hobby minutes!

Boosh update!

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Good evening everyone!

Tonight in my Plog.

I base coated the 4 next shermans in Vallejo Russian uniform 924

I undercoated the Panther I built last night and 2 of his already built friends from long  ago.

And I built a New Sherman for the Brits, one of the new kit  that is quite different from the first plastic one delivered with the old Open Fire box.

The yanks will have to wait.

And of course here is the picture

Boosh update!

Tiny studio!

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As said in @Avernos ‘s answer here is a picture from last night little studio.

 

 

Tiny studio!

Winter is Comin, and snow is falling on the shermans

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Hello,

Tonight most of the time was spend doing a photo shoot of the 5 first models and putting together… one model, so it was a chilled night.

 

Also, did zenith the Shermans with a Citadel Rattle can of Corax white.

 

But here are the pictures!

First wave incoming!

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Tonight I had a bit of an experience of the past. Instead of turning on my computer, I did put my headset on and played music while applying pigments on the 5 first tanks. It brought me back to when I was younger playing CDs while working on some warhammer fantasy, it was real pleasant and also brought my whole attention to one thing and not being distracted by other things and ideas.

 

So Mig pigments (europe earth and black) then with the airbrush from a fair distance some matt varnish.

 

Also my next british wave  is all blaaack now! God those Irish Guards really didn’t last long under the sun.

And more shermans put together for  the Yanks, also…. the postman left a little note that a parcel is waiting for me tomorrow!

 

And of course a couple of shots, will give those 5 a proper photo shoot tomorrow or in the coming days.

Every Day...

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And tonight was Vallejo German Grey sponging, and then GW Leadbleacher tiny scratches on the sponging.

Then built my US Shermans a tiny bit more

And as always shot on the sofa cause the minis gotta be comfy.

 

Weekend work

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Hello Hello!

So decals were applied, Micro sol was  used, overall coat of gloss varnish was done! boom, did some correction with some GW Leadbleacher on one tank as it was missing on the tools and did the shells in the M10 turrets with just a couple of coats of GW hasnut copper and a Griphone Cephia wash and the actual shell was done in german grey.

Stowage was put on the British Shermans, and I started to build the American shermans.

Oh…the little sneaky team is also done  😉

 

 

Update time!

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Alright, last night I didn’t do much besides hunting for the decals. which I found thankfully.

Tonight! It was put the MG on the next 4 Shermans, and gloss varnish the first batch. oh and apparently some other british found their way into the pack 0=) Nothing to do about a certain advert in Wargaming Illustrated

Gloss Varnish was done with a Vallejo Rattlecan

A quick picture

Update time!

Day after day

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So for tonight:

 

ropes on tar and bags Vallejo Chocolate brown 872

Vallejo German Grey 995 touches on pads

Flat Earth 983 wood highlight

wash on tar and bags Vallejo Brown Shade 200

metal parts GW Leadbleacher

Glued the turret magnets this morning before work

and a  picture indeed

Day after day

weekend is over, back to work!

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Hello Gals and Guys!

 

So tonight was quite straight forward.

Another layer of GW  Abadon Black on the tracks and wheels including the wheels on the turrets and decks.

Then Vallejo German Grey 995 for the more track bits on M10 and M3 Stuarts and on all  the metal bits of the tools.

Vallejo Flat Brown 872 on the wooden tool handles.

Vallejo Khaki 988 on the backpacks and big canvas pieces.

As always here’s a picture! That’s it for tonight folks!

weekend is over, back to work!

Post Halloween progress

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Hello Blokes and Blokettes!

 

So I have to admit guilty that yesterday I did have a bit of a break being under the weather and all.

 

But today! Today I was able to do a drybrush Vallejo  Russian Uniform WWII 924 with Vallejo Green Grey 886. mixed 50/50.

 

And then did a coat of GW abadon black on the tracks. will have to do a second coat of that.

And as always here is a quick picture!

Post Halloween progress

Drybrush time

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just a quick Vallejo 924 overall drybrush to tidy up the washes.

 

once again a quick snap 🙂 next step tomorrow highlight drybrush

Drybrush time

Pin wash slowly.... pin wash me do

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Huzzah! so tonight it was pin wash time and some gluing. Still got to put on the MG on those shermans but they get there, will need to order the next 4 ones.

 

a quick shot for proof out of the pudding

 

Pin wash slowly.... pin wash me do

Let's get resumed!

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Alright let’s get rolling!

So I already did build and undercoat the M10 last weekend and put the Stuart and the 2 firefly on their corks for future painting.

Yes the Fireflies and  the stuart were already undercoated and base coated from last time I worked on my brits.

Last night I did base coat the 2 M10 with the airbrush and Vallejo Russian uniform 924. I also finished to put together 2 Shermans and started 2 others (the ones without turrets)

 

here is a quick snap of the WIP. Enjoy

 

Let's get resumed!

Scope

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So I am cheating some as I decided not to build armies from the ground up but take what I already have and update it… but then I will do that for 4 armies so I guess it kinda counter balance the laziness. The lists are described in the  order they will be worked on, except for the brits and the Jerries which will be worked a bit at the same time in order to  manipulate my mind to see more completion than if I did sequentially.

 

British List 100 pts:

 

unit name points
HQ 4 shermans 16
3 shermans 75 and 1 firefly 17
100
3 shermans 75 and 1 firefly 17
3 shermans 75 and 1 firefly 17
4 Stuarts 8
3 shermans 75 and 1 firefly 17
2 M10 8

 

Just missing a troop to get a full Sherman Squadron, so it does make me smile as I do have a thing for full companies, squadrons and Battalions.

To complete this I will nee to paint:

2 M10

1 Stuart

2 Fireflies

and 8 shermans

Total 13 more minis to be painted.

 

German List 100 pts:

11 2 PZ IV H HQ
28 5 PZ IV Troop
28 5 PZ IV Troop
33 3 Panther Troop
100

On top of my beloved Pz IV H I shall sprinkle…. for Jerry’s greatest happiness not Tigers but 3 Panthers. Because no I couldn’t be assed to paint  6 more Pz IV and also because I have no panther painted yet and it is an utter shame. Plus Das Reich and Hitlerjungend had each one battalion of panther while in Normandy if I am correct.

To paint 3 Panthers.

US tanks 100 pts : baby battalion

So I went for regular tanks not  veteran because I wanted to have the mass of the US tanks versus the more elite german Panzer Kompanie.

 

That gave me 2 not minimal but not full Tank Companies:

 

unit name points
HQ 2 M4 7
4 M4 14 total
4 M4 14 98
4 M4 14
HQ 2 M4 7
4 M4 14
4 M4 14 75
4 M4 14

 

For a total of 28 M4, and yes there is NO 76mm in this list.

So I have to paint 16 more tanks as I only have 12 ready at the moment, one company will be fully OD green (don’t Kick me if it ain’t the real historical naming for the base US Army green) and the other company will have the 2 tone camo, this should strike a nice feel while getting those 2 units on the field.

16 more tank

 

Soviets 100 pts:

T34 Battallion
3 HQ
2 1 * 85 mm
30 10 T34 Company
2 1 * 85 mm
30 10 T34 Company
2 1 * 85 mm
30 10 T34 Company
99

 

Well… that’s a full battalion and it shall make me smile.

I already have 21 of those  tins painted and ready to go, meaning I have 10 more 76s to get done and one 85 mm turret for the HQ.

 

10.5 Minis

 

For a grand total of : 42.5 Minis to paint to get there.

I won’t have it done by the end of the D-Day campain but I think maybe early next year with the Soviets?

At least that will give a bit of MASS to the amount of miniatures I painted.

 

See you for the next updates and some pictures