Bolt Action Starter Set; A Build Blog by Howard Nason

Part 6 of 6 – Buildings & Fortifications

At last, I’m in the home stretch.  With all the figures painted along with the half-track, I have the buildings from the starter set to finish off and some fortifications for scenery.

I started with the farm buildings and the assembly was straightforward.  These buildings are a little finicky to put together.  Not difficult, but the fit won’t be perfect.  I didn’t sweat it for these, and once the paint is on most folks won’t notice little gaps etc.

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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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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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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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WWII Games Demo Day

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The Sentry Box will be hosting a WWII Games Demo Day on Saturday January 16th, 2016 starting at noon. There will be a mix of miniature and board games being played including:

  • Dust Tactics
  • Bolt Action
  • Heroes of Normandie
  • Combat Commander
  • Memoir ’44
  • and more to come

If you want to bring out your favourite WWII game and share it with others then feel free to contact us on our Facebook page or through our website.