Bolt Action USMC – The Start
This weekend has been spent building US Marines for Bolt Action. I got two boxes in the mail plus I had a bunch that I got from a friend a while back.
Building the Horde
So far I have 5 normal Marine squads, max number of soldiers and all weapon options besides pistols.
I also built a squad of Engineers, that I just need to get a flamethrower for. I’m going to try to get the last infantry ordered soon. Still need a HQ and some support like a MG Team, a mortar, another bazooka team, a sniper and a flamethrower. After that it’s time for armored support.
I haven’t decided on what vehicle to start with. Right now it’s either a classic Sherman or a M8 Scott. I’ll probably get both eventually. I also want to add an armored car but the only one available is the M3 White Scout Car. Unfortunately I don’t really like so I’m not sure if I’m going to get it.
There’s also a unit in the Empires in Flames that I want to get eventually, the USMC Raiders.
Painting the Horde
Well everything is build, cleaned and primed. I tried a brand of spray paint I haven’t used before and it worked out quite well. I ordered the wrong green though so now they kinda look like the green plastic toy soldiers that I played with as a kid.
I started painting a little bit on the LVT-4 I got from a friend. The basic paint and weathering is finished and the rest of the weathering has been started. I’ve covered it in a lot of dust colored pigments so right now it looks awful but it’s going to get toned down a lot before I’m done with it.