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.


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: Stalingrad Terrain, Batch 2 Pt.1

Unexpectedly came into possession of a massive bag of modular plastic terrain, originally for Fantasy Flight’s OOP game “Dust Tactics.” Thought it’d make for a nice end-piece on a table and, subsequently, be ideal for siege/defend scenarios in Bolt Action. Tractor factory? Staling train station? Berlin building? Who knows.

Checking the width – just over three feet in width! Perfect. As a table end-piece, it seemed practical to leave the building open on the backside and maximize its width.

Testing out proof-of-concept for how the building will look. Cut down and slotted in plasticard for floors. Will need some supports and minor walls inside. Cut up some more plasticard to line the edge of the roof. Trying to decide how to build up the edge to allow for cover.

Next steps:

Glue everything together, find an MDF base to stick it down to, chips away and bullet holes to rough it up a bit, cover inside walls with index card paper, cut out and insert inner walls, build up roof edge cover (sandbags?), glue down balsa wood and/or popsicle sticks on wood floors(?), apply sandpaper to roof for texture.