With this post a long series of Bolt Action the WW2 tabletop Game from Warlord Game starts.
The first miniatures i show here are from Heer46 run by Denis Schumacher, a small Series but highest Quality in White Metal. All the Miniatures a full of great Detail and everything is well researched to make it historically as correct as possible.
So here we have 2 Officers and a Medium Mortar with Crew. I want my Army different than so many other German Winter Armys and so i did parts of the Uniform in Autumn Eichenlaub Sheme combined with white and the classical Field Grey.
To make the Eichenlaub sheme i used only 4 Colours. I started a basecoat in German Camo Brown. Then made areas with German Black Brown Camo using toothsticks to do the dotts all over. After that also with a toothstick i "dotted" the Orange Brown Camo. After that all was dried well i gave the whole uniform part a thinned layer of Strong Tone wash ( 50 / 50 mix Color to Acrylic thinner ) and so these Areas were finished. Of Course you can add more layers to make it darker and redo the dots then on some areas but as it is for gaming i think its very good enough to pop out of other Winter armys. The Rest is classically painted in all those German Late war Colors from the Vallejo Panzer Aces and Model Color Range.
For the White i used 3 different White tones and a highly thinned Wash with grey and Sepia. ( There will come a Tutorial for painting White soon )
To clear this up a bit i am a big fan of Washes and Shades to generate depth in an very easy way when i do my Tabletop Standard. Very often i mix them by myself with several add ons like Glace Medium and Acrylic Thinners.
The Base is not a typical Bolt Action Base as they are to flat for my personal use as i always pinning my miniatures to the Base and paint the miniatures on a cork and build the Bases seperate as it looks simply more realistic when a miniature steps ON a surface instead of standing IN and Under a surface.
For the Base i used first a layer ( 2-3mm ) of a sandy Paste from Vallejo but you can use any other Brand or make it yourself just mixing Sand and PVA Glue and some house paint. The "Theme" here on these bases is a Wood Ground with fresch fallen Snow. My Woodfloor mix is