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The Longest Day

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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 while working on The Longest Day box set for Bolt Action.

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Beasts of Omaha

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Here are my two finished German MMG teams from the box.

Really pleased with how these turned out! I wanted to make them both unique by giving them slightly different basing. I created the sand bag emplacement with green stuff, couldn’t resist adding a few bullet holes…

Also, I really like the splash of colour that the flower tufts add!

German Defenders

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Skill 3
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The German infantry are now ready to try and repel the invading GI’s!

I absolutely love the grenadier kit as it has so much variance with a mix of headwear, weaponry and uniforms. I especially like the figures wearing the Zeltbahn, so iconic from the Normandy battles.

I’ve used quite a few parts from other kits in order to create some cool conversions.

These are some of my favourite conversions.These are some of my favourite conversions.

Bloody Omaha

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Skill 6
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So here are my finished American causality figures.

I was a bit unsure about these models for a start and I wasn’t sure if the use of the blood effect on them would be distasteful… but I think they serve as a grim reminder about the reality that war games like Bolt Action represent.

Does anyone else have opinions on casualty figures in games?

1st Platoon

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I have finished all the American infantry from the box and they’re ready to storm the beaches!

As you can see I’ve made 3 squads, a HQ team and a medic from the plastic sprues.

I am undecided whether to leave the base rims black or paint them beige brown…hmm?

Bangalores!

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Skill 6
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Finished these two guys today and tested out my basing scheme. I wanted them to look like they were storming a beach but I thought just plain sand wouldn’t be particularly interesting. So I’ve used a mix of sands, grasses and larger rocks. I think it simulates the kind of ground that’s found amongst sand dunes further into shore.

Poor Bloody Infantry

Tutoring 7
Skill 6
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An update!

I’ve made good progress with painting up my US infantry.

I used some dry brushing techniques and a good old agrax earthshade wash on them. I was going to go back in and add some highlights but I’ve decided I like the very simple, mat finish that they’ve currently got.

Currently I can only find a few hours in a week to paint so this quick paint scheme suits just me fine!

 

First Moves

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Skill 7
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I decided to take on the US forces first. I had some time off work due to  that virus, so I thought I’d crack on and build and prime the US infantry.

I decided to build 3 squads of 10 men, each with an NCO with a Thompson and a BAR man. Then with the remaining figures I made an officer, assistant with SMG, medic, and then some extra riflemen.

For painting I’m going to keep it really simple. A limited pallet with lots of dry brushing and washes…

First Moves

The Longest Day

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Hi guys, similar to my Stalingrad project, in this one I will document my progress on The Longest Day box from Warlord Games.

This one has a great mix of infantry, artillery, vehicles and terrain. Very much looking forwards to getting stuck in!

The Longest Day