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Completed – German Sd.Kfz 234/2 “Puma”

This was a fun, and unexpected project. I wanted to brush the dust off of my airbrush skills before I worked on something serious.

However, once I got paint flowing though the brush it just wouldn’t stop.

This model was a couple firsts for me.

This is the first time I’ve exclusively used Vallejo’s Model air. For two reasons: 1) I had all the right colors due to my recent purchase of Vallejo’s German Camouflage AFV kit, and 2) the whole goal was to warm up the ol’ airbrush

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This was the first time I stuck with a weathering plan. Typically I experiment on my personal models. This project utilized a Vallejo Model wash and a secret weapon weathering powder for the exhaust vents and the soot on the main gun.

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First time utilizing decals, I’m typically a hand paint everything kind off guy, but since I was going for a more historically accurate project. I used Vallejo’s gloss varnish to prep the surface of the model, then micro sol & micro set to finish of the decals.

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I plan to utilize Vallejo’s crackle medium on my next vehicle for a weathering effect.

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The Art of Bolt Action – Preface

A game fought with the random toss of dice and won by the stoic contemplation of the commander’s stratagem. Bolt Action, by Warlord Games will devour a player’s time and energy. Rewards are reaped by even the most casual of player with thrills, movie action moments, comradery, the bitter taste of defeat, and the euphoric sensation of victory. A platoon of hardened veterans or hoards of conscripts fight bitterly across the blood soaked battlefields of Europe, the sandy beaches of the Pacific peppered with the dead, Bolt Action is fought by toy soldiers and won by generals.

The Art of War, credited to Sun Tzu, has been the cornerstone for military strategists and tacticians for thousands of years. The treatise consists of thirteen chapters, coving the axioms essential to a successful military campaign.

Combining Bolt Action with The Art of War adds a new dimension to the thought process behind how a successful commander would approach any scenario with the goal of seeking victory.

The following series of articles will delve into the ancient Chinese treatise and apply the teaching within to the game of Bolt Action.

 

Important Note from the author:

Aspects that are important to take into the following readings are:

  1. To approach with an open mind. Always a point of view has not been considered when on the journey to broaden one’s mine.
  2. The following articles are an editorial; they are the contemplations stirring in the mind of the author.
  3. We request that you, as the reader, take up an active and respectful discourse on the subject. The author strongly believes in the first point, and will always greet comments with an open mind.
  4. Bolt Action is a game. As all games are, have fun with them.
  5. Have Fun!