Community member and brush-wizard, Steve Palffy has recently been wowing the Warlord staff with some of his latest Bolt Action armour…
One piece which particularly captured our eye was his RSO & Winter Pak40, set on a scenic base – Steve was kind enough to give a step-by-step guide to show you every step of the process:
The models were assembled with an oval base for the gun. The RSO’s doors were left unglued to make it easier to paint the inside of the cabin.
Base coat of Flat Earth followed by Wooden Deck Tan to figures and canvas.
Dark Yellow applied.
Heavilly thinned white is airbrushed in thin squiggly lines to represent snow camo.
The display base is covered in texture paint before snow etc will be applied.
Details are picked-out and all edges dry brushed in Dark Rust… the canvas edges are then dry brushed with Dark Stone.
The tracks and breach of the gun are drybrushed with Natural Steel before a coat of clear gloss … I then applied the decals – and gave another coat of clear gloss again to seal everything.
A wash of Oiled Earth is applied to the wheels and tracks – and a Sepia shade wash applied to everything else.
A few streaks and stains applied with black shade wash.
A little Army painter snow and grass tufts are added to bases.
Display/Photography base complete… Army painter snow and tufts added, and the frame of the base is painted black.
A small amount of Vallejo pigments mixed with clear flat and water are applied to the wheels and tracks.
After a coat of clear flat, the figures are placed onto the Pak 40 base….and the project is complete!
The Finished Article
And if you want to get together a winter themed army then head this way: