Monday, 5 October 2020

Late WW2 German Bolt Action Army Ebay Purchase


It's been a while. But that's not to say I haven't been spending my time painting like a demon. Both a reduction in working, and my university now being almost entirely online, has meant I could get through a few hobby projects. I've had a fair few customer orders also; a Wars of the Roses commission, some Goth infantry and cavalry, and finishing my mate Steve's BEF.

An addition to my Bolt Action German Army came in the form of a box full of odds and sods I picked up cheap on ebay. It comprised of mainly late war vehicles and infantry with some heavy weapons. The photo below is what it looked like when it arrived...

As you can see, they're kind of half painted, bare metal with some undercoated. The day after this I managed to blast through the first three vehicles (completed picture at the top). A Tiger, a Wirbelwind and a Puma scout car. All done in my usual ambush camo with some weathering. They won't win any prizes for painting but they'll look ok on the table I think. Ideally I'd like to muster a force for an Operation Market Garden game or maybe a late war Russian offensive as the Germans fall back towards the Reich.

The thing I love with these job lot purchases, either from the bring and buy at shows or ebay, is that you don't always know what you're going to get. Also the joy of finding extra parts and broken pieces that you can assemble and eventually put to use.

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