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Bolt Action in the Pacific

Bolt Action in the Pacific

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Project Blog by harry711 Cult of Games Member

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About the Project

This project will follow my progress building and painting various miniatures and terrain for use in Bolt Action set in the Pacific theatre of war.

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Spider Holes

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Some more progress on my Island Assault box.

Spider holes! Love these little pieces, hoping to use some fun rules for them in games.

“Son of a B*tch… those are jap tanks!”

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Update!

A few photos of the Chi-Ha Type 97 tank from the Island Assault box.

I was tempted to just paint it in an olive drab green which I’ve seen on some references of these tanks.  But the Japanese camouflage scheme is very interesting and unique, and I especially wanted to include the iconic yellow stripes – so I went for it!

Instead of the usual muddy weathering, I went for a more subtle dry, dusty look.

Overall, I’m really pleased with the outcome!

The Barman

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Hi all,

I’ve already posted a similar post to this with my US marine flame thrower.

Nevertheless, here is a marine firing a BAR that I modelled based off the attached photograph.

Finding inspiration from wartime photographs when building figures is something I really enjoy and find helpful in trying to create unique poses.

The Rising Sun

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Just wanted to show some of my Japanese infantry with flags on their rifles. They were pretty fiddly to get on but it was worth it as I absolutely love the look, especially with a bit of weathering.

Here is also some photos of my Japanese officer charging with his sword in a grubby tunic!

US Marine Flamethrower

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Hi all,

I wanted to show off a few photos of a US marine with a flamethrower that I converted, based off the photograph used on the front cover of Nemesis.

The flamethrower was made using bits from various weapons such as an MP40 and Thompson. For the tank I used an old imperial guard flamethrower tank heavily filed down and with some extra details added. It’s not completely accurate but I’m happy with it!

Test Japanese Infantry Models

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Hi all,

Been meaning to update this for a while…

Just wanted to share some pics of some test models I did for my Japanese infantry!

I think the basing makes up for the quick and dirty paint scheme. For this I used “Base Ready: Fields of New Zealand” from Geek Gaming Scenics. I absolutely love it, I think it achieves a good arid coral look for setting such as Pelelui.

Book Recommendation - Nemesis

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Not strictly hobby related but I just recently finished reading this absolutely fantastic book by Max Hastings.

It focuses in on the last year of the war and really opened my eyes to the reality of the war fought in the Pacific. He does a great job of including both the grand strategy and the experiences of the men on the ground.

The chapter about Russian invasion of Manchuria was particularly good. I had no idea of the scale of the operation and the battle of Hutou fortress (the last battle of the war) was something I’d never even heard of.

I couldn’t recommend this book enough!

 

Book Recommendation - Nemesis

Building Japanese Infantry

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So I have cracked open the Island Assault box and have got started on building the Japanese infantry!

I really like the some of the charging poses and I am pleased that most of the rifles have bayonets fixed. The officers samurai sword is also a great addition.

I am going to build the units in a similar way to what is suggested in the booklet included in the box with a HQ team, sniper team and two 10 man squads.

Building Japanese Infantry

First Post - Island Assault

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Hi everyone, in this project I’ll be diving into the Pacific theatre of war.

My aim is to build up a nice collection of miniatures and terrain to play same games of Bolt Action set in the Pacific.
I am going to concentrate on US marines and the IJA as factions.

To start off, I’m going to get stuck into the brand new Bolt Action starter set – Island Assault!

First Post - Island Assault