Bolt Action Starter Set; A Build Blog by Howard Nason

Post 5 – Painting the German Sd Kfz 251

I’ve been looking forward to this project.  I’ve loved building military models since I was a kid in all scales up to 1/35.  In a larger scale game like Bolt Action, you have the opportunity to really pour some time and energy into your armoured vehicles because there’s just so much ‘real estate’ to work with.   German tanks especially give so many choices for the modeler around a variety of configurations and camo patterns.

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How to Paint an Army Before You Die

The greatest enjoyment in miniature gaming for me is visual.

Other types of games can match the scale or strategy or worldbuilding you’ll find in miniatures games, but no board game matches the spectacle of two lovingly-painted armies of figures battling over well-crafted terrain. No RTS video game will give you the feeling of accomplishment and ownership that an army of models you carefully crafted and painted yourself can.

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Bolt Action Starter Set; A Build Blog by Howard Nason

Part 4 – Painting the Germans

I have to say, I always enjoy painting WWII German figures.  They’re typically so different from any other nation.  Most armies are pretty uniform, general issue G.I…  in short, kind of dull to paint.  While it’s satisfying to have a finished army, at times painting the same uniform, same webbing, same equipment over and over gets pretty tedious.

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Tools of the Trade: A Guide to Paint Brushes

When you’re getting into painting miniatures, finding the right brush can feel like a daunting challenge. Too often I see new painters buying or using brushes that aren’t well-suited to what they’re doing, and fear that they’ll end up feeling turned off the hobby when things don’t go so smoothly. There’s no substitute for practice, but having the right tool for the job makes painting a lot easier and more fun. Hopefully, this article will give you some new insight into the types and brands of brushes we currently carry here at the store and help you find the brushes that are just right for you and your models!

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Bolt Action Starter Set; A Build Blog by Howard Nason

Part 1 – An introduction to the game and the period. 

Bolt Action is a 28mm tabletop miniatures game set in World War II.   Produced by Warlord Games, Bolt Action is arguably Warlord’s best-known and most expansive gaming system with a huge catalogue of nations to choose from.  Each offers infantry, tanks and guns from which to select and paint up as your army.  Sentry Box has a big selection of product on their shelves and can Special Order you products from the Warlord website if you want to sift through all the options!

https://us-store.warlordgames.com/collections/bolt-action

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Games Workshop Contrast Paints – Part 1

With the launch of our new Social Isolation Painting Challange, we thought now would be a good time to start a new series of articles looking at Building and Painting your models!

Marketed as “an incredibly powerful paint range” that will allow you to “accomplish some remarkable effects” Games Workshop launched the Contrast Paint Range almost a year ago, so it’s about time we started writing up our feedback after trying the paints in a few different ways.
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