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Calvary: flavour piece
During the assault on the Merville Battery, A Company of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion were tasked to hold an area 700 yards south of a Calvary Cross.
How to make spent shell casings
I thought I’d pull together a quick tutorial on how to enhance your bases with spent shelling casings.
How to build and paint barbed wire entanglements
Aaron completes his triumphant trilogy by writing-up his approach to barbed wire entanglements.
Painting minefields
Aaron has worked like the proverbial Trojan to bring you another splendid step-by-step photographic tutorial, this time painting up his resin minefields.
Painting bocage
A couple of weeks ago we reviewed James’ Resins range of bocage. Well, Aaron has kindly written a clear and concise tutorial to take you through the painting process step-by-step.
Uniform reference guide 1: the Red Army infantryman
Starting with the Red Army’s Frontovik, I thought I’d pull together a list of references I’ve found useful in the hope that it meets most players’ needs.
How to apply MiG Track Brown pigment to 15mm AFVs
Allan asked how I applied the static grass on the Total Battle Miniatures’ well I recently painted, so I thought I’d provide a quick guide...
Applying Static Grass
Allan asked how I applied the static grass on the Total Battle Miniatures’ well I recently painted, so I thought I’d provide a quick guide...
Making Realistic 15mm Model Trees Part 2&3
Step 2 covers highlighting and sealing your trees, basing with Tamiya’s new textured paint and some recommendations for the amateur treehugger.
Making Realistic 15mm Model Trees Part 1
I want to fight in East Prussia and I want some pine tress. But most of what I can find look like that should be on a Christmas cake. So I went aheead and made my own.
A Guide to Making Woodland Scenic’s Pine Trees
A compact photographic guide on How to use Woodland Scenic’s tree armatures to make fir trees By Andrew at TerraFirmaStudios.
Simple Guide to Making Gun Pits
Harvey hows us how we can produce nice looking gun pits with little fuss but great looking results! Please send any pictures of your own gun pits.
Simple Guide to Making an MG Bunker
Another easy to follow, cost effective solution from Harvey to enhance your battlefield.
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Simple Guide to Making an MG Nest
Harvey pulls it out of the knapsack again to produce this simple guide on how to make fantastic looking 15mm bunkers on the cheap.
Guide to Painting Bolt Action’s 28mm British Infantry
This is a ’first-foray-into-28mm-figures-since-I- painted-up-some-Chaos-Space-Marines-for-my-step-son-last-Summer kind of a thing’.
Beginners 15mm Painting Guide Part 3
The final part of the guide covers sealing and basing, and demonstrates the use of Dullcote, Quickshade and pumice.
Beginners-15mm-Painting-Guide Beginners 15mm Painting Guide Part 2
The second part of this our beginners series covers priming, painting, and fine detail including highlighting.

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Beginners 15mm Painting Guide Part 1
Our very first guide is designed to help get painters up and running with 15mm miniature painting quickly and to a decent standard.

Flemish mercenaries
28mm early Medieval: lots to get used to here both in terms of purchasing and painting. Makes me realise how easy Battlefront make life with FoW.
US LMG Platoon and 101st Objective Marker
The rainy Bank Holiday weekend has provided me with an opportuntity to finish off another piece of WIP, a parachute infantry LMG platoon.
15mm gravestones Part 1  Part 2
I’ve chosen to base my gravestones on standard medium and small bases with a little bit of modelling to depict a few ‘monuments’.
Repainting Hornby Skaledale: Derelict Stables
I had every intention of going in and getting some paint or modelling stuff, but then the Hornby section caught my eye.
Monument aux Mortes
The piece itself orginiates from French provider, Decors, and is representative of those monuments erected in many of the towns and villages in Normandy at the end of 1918.
Finishing off a late war Tankovy
I think I’ve found a layering technique that gives me a finish similar to the effects of modulation but is easier and quicker for me to achieve at this scale.
Udderly ridiculous!
I’m going to start painting up some ‘flavour objects’, something that is evocative of a time or place.
Painting the legendary Razvedchiki Part 3
This being a reconnaissance unit, I wanted my bases to be evocative of covered, preferably wooded, terrain.
Painting the legendary Razvedchiki Part 2
I’ve followed Braxen’s advice and lightened up my Khaki coveralls using Panzer Aces 321 Hlt British Tank Crew.
Painting the legendary Razvedchiki Part 1
This pack of Soviet Scouts had been confined to barracks after the Strelkovy. Despite being knee-deep in Zvezda’s Katyusha I thought I’d distract myself by painting these up.
Restoring 3 Tiger Is
I wanted to paint German armour really well. And I was prepared to make my wife pay for it. Includes some fine details on the journey to getting a clutch of Tigers battlefield ready.
T34/85 obr. 1943 & Brigada Komissar Dedov
I’m going to start preparing my next boxed set: the T34/85 obr. 1943 tankovy platoon, adding a bit of local colour with the Brigada Komissar M A Dedov blister and a T34/85 obr. 1944
Training a Cat to Attack it's Owner Part 1

"If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve the man, but it would deteriorate the cat" Mark Twain

Justin captures and resprays this legend of armoured combat, the Panther tank
Training a Cat to Attack it's Owner Part 2
The turncoat Panther is subjected to bathing, gluing, undercoat, painting and washes. Against it's will of course.
Training a Cat to Attack it's Owner Part 3
I weathered the Panther through a fairly liberal application of MiG Pigments Po23 Black Smoke, Po24 Europe Dust, P033 Dark Mud and Po34 Russian Earth
Finishing a Late War T34/76 1943 Part 1
Getting down and dirty with the latter stages of this Flames of War favourite, the iconic Russian T34 Tank.
Finishing a Late War T34/76 1943 Part 2
Washes, thinners and blending.
Finishing a Late War T34/76 1943 Part 3
Part 3 includes AFV turret marking research, varnishing, applying decals, pigments, some angst and a liberal smattering of frustration. And then some more angst for good measure.
Finishing a Late War T34/76 1943 Part 4
We see the finish line at last and the T34's are good to go, includes some notes and home grown tips on pigment and weathering.
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