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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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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