WIP: Project Stalingrad, Scatter Terrain Rubble

Too rainy outside to prime buildings, so here are some work-in-progress pictures of scatter terrain rubble piles for placing up against the sidewalls of buildings. For today, a wrecked Kübelwagen (Tamiya, 1/48) – more pieces to come. Just needs some bullet holes drilled in and primer, then it’s on to painting.

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Tutorial: Bronze Statue

All-in-all, took about an hour (aside from dry times) to complete.

  1. Stynylrez Black Primer
  2. VMC bronze airbrushed on leaving the recesses dark
  3. Citadel Nuln Oil Gloss all over, followed by Matte Varnish
  4. Drybrush of VMC Bronze and VMA Aluminum mixed
  5. Citadel Nihilahk Oxide applied selectively in recessed and watered down on the model
  6. VMA Dead White airbrushed from above
  7. Citadel Valhallan Blizzard applied lightly.
  8. The plinth was various greys airbrushed on with the above bronze effect applied to decorative bits.
  9. The basing follows my previous tutorial.

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Showcase: Bolt Action, Lenin Statue

A metal Lenin statue from eBay painted up for use as a terrain piece and/or objective marker. Forgot I had this lingering work in progress sitting on the shelf of shame and decided to give it a quick paint job.

My third attempt at painting Soviet statues (see first here, see second here) and I really tried to emphasize a winter aesthetic with this one. Still looking for a way to effectively show frost … considering using Titanium White pigment powder by Vallejo in the future.

Sadly, my iPhone apparently hates focusing on the state itself …

WIP: Terrain

Base coats almost done on my Warehouse from TTCombat. My only annoyance with this (and all the other) kits from TTCombat is that the tabs holding the MDF spruces to the pieces are too large and require extra cleaning up. Brick work is Vallejo Black Red and Vallejo Game Air Scarlett Red airbrushed over. Concrete is a base coat of Vallejo Model Air Anthracite Grey followed by a highlight of that colour with what ivory/stone grey I had closest to me. Likely to use rattle cans for much of this in the future.

Perhaps my favourite terrain piece in a while is this “Guardians of Traffic” bridge from Multiverse Gaming. Yes, it’s based on a bridge in the United States; however, I think it will fit in perfectly with any 20th century pulp games and even Bolt Action scenarios set in industrial centres. I might cut out a removable Stalin portrait to tuck into the little box at the centre of the railing and include the bridge in a future Stalingrad board. Properly weathered, I expect the bridge to look great on the table!

Finally, as always, I went a little wild buying up street lamps once I saw Christmas decorations had made their way into the dollar store. I can never resist. Clipped off the LED switch boxes each lamp came with and mounted them all to extra 20mm Bolt Action bases I had laying around. The lamps are all in need of some quick basing and weathering if I ever feel motivated; however, it’s great finding dollar store terrain that is ready to add to my collection of scatter terrain right out of the box.

I’m seeing this Soviet “Production Hall” from Terrains4Games as a future purchase. Hard to resist!