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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Bolt Action - Afrika Korps Work in Progress

Greetings all you lovers of Bolt Action!

You might have heard that WWPD Steve is building an Afrika Korps force and an 8th Army force.  Well, I have the honor of painting those figures for him and thought I would share some work in progress pictures.

The miniatures are from Blacktree Designs.  Very clean metal figures with minimal flash.  Some of the figs did have "flash whiskers", hairlike pieces of flash, that is hard to detect if it is folded over, but easy to remove once you find it.  The detail on these figs is also very clean and crisp.

The pictures are of the first 6 of the 32 DAK figures I was able to snap while the troops were at the port of Bengazi gathering supplies.

Pistol drawn while gathering supplies at Bengazi? Officer Crankypants has spent too much time on the front, and needs a sedative. - Judson

Love the sinister, down-cast head. "I may have bermuda shorts on, but I'm a total badass." - Judson 

I still have to finish the base details on these, but will do that when I finish the entire force.

I used a 3 step painting method...Basecoat (1:1 Paint:Water), Shade (1:8 Paint:Water), and then a Hilight (1:5 Paint:Water) to build up the colors.  All colors are Vallejo.

Uniform --- 924 Russian Uniform
Helmet, Equipment--- 879 Green Brown (1941-2 colors)
Boot Uppers --- 821 German Camo Beige
Boots --- 875 Beige Brown
Webbing --- 884 Stone Grey
SMG Ammo/Breadbag --- 821 German Camo Beige
Water Bottle/E-Tool --- 875 Beige Brown

I will continue to post more as I complete major sections of Steve's Force.

SonBae (AKA Jeff Flint) is a long time gamer and painter and runs a blog at Journey Back To The Table where he posts photos of his work, reviews, BatReps and the “Painting Miniatures Declassified” modeling and painting tutorials. He is also a regular contributor at WWPD.

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