Bagration: Axis Allies Painting and Hobby Resources

Late War Painting and Hobby Resources

Building a new army can be a exciting and fulfilling project, however it can be a little daunting to find all the most useful resources to help you get started.

On this page you will find a collection of links to the most useful articles throughout the Flames Of War website (and more) to help you make the most of this experience.

There are many great tutorials on how to paint Flames Of War miniatures, here you can find links to our favourite content. Use these to draw painting colour, technique tips and inspiration from. Just remember there is no right way to paint, there is just your way.
How to Paint a Hungarian Zrinyi
(Pete The Wargamer)
Assembly Guide Zrinyi 
How To Paint a Finnish StuG
(Pete The Wargamer)
Puttying Flames of War Bases Made Easy
(with our brown bases make this much easier now.)

The Big Four Of Late War

The Big Four Of Late War
Collectively the Big Four Of Late War, studio stalwarts Casey, Chris, Victor and Wayne and embarking on the Late War Journey to build new armies alongside Flames Of War players around the world.

This will be like no “Tale of Four Gamers” series of articles that you might have seen in the past. Instead it will be an epic journey (one with Tanks instead of Ringwraiths) that will take part over four years…

Follow their progress over on the dedicated Big Four website.
The Big Four Of Late War website...

And see whats happening behind the scenes over on their Instagram page.
Big Four Of Late War Instagram...

Hungarian Painting Guide
With the release of the Hungarian miniatures we thought it would be helpful to guide you on the colours to use.

As well as the suggested base colour I’ll also endeavour to suggest some suitable highlight shades and mixes.

Hungarian Painting Guide...

Hungarian Painting Guide

Hungarian Painting Guide

Finnish Painting Guide
Now you have started to collect together the start of your Finnish force it is time to starting painting.

In this article we’ll give you the basic colours required to paint your Finns.

Finnish Painting Guide...

Romanian Painting Guide
Now you have started to collect together the start of your Romanians force it is time to starting painting. In this article we’ll give you the basic colours required to paint your Romanians.

Romanian Painting Guide...

Romanian Painting Guide

Colin's Sherman with Foliage

Now you see me... now you don't
Adding Foliage to your tanks

I had always been told that putting camouflage on 15mm tanks was not possible, in fact I was told that everything people had seen in the past not only looked like foam stuck onto a 15mm tank, but it was ugly and out of scale. I thought, having never tried it before, that I could give it a go. After my first half hour at the workbench experimenting, I realized that what I had been told was perhaps quite believable.This all started after a chat on the forum about camouflage netting and what worked and what didn’t. I was intrigued to see what could work.

Now you see me... now you don't: Adding Foliage to your tanks...

Blending In:
Using Foliage To Camouflage Your Tanks
As Monty Python told us, camouflage is the art of how not to be seen. One of the simplest ways to achieve this, when driving around in a natural environment, is to take some of that environment with you.

Blending In: Using Foliage To Camouflage Your Tanks...

Blending In

Decal Basics Techniques: Zimmerit
Axis Decals (GE943)Axis Decals (GE943)

Axis Decals (GE943)

The Axis Decal set contains 4 decal sheets. Everything you need to mark your Finnish, Romanian and Hungarian vehicles.

Check out the Axis Decals in the online store here...


Working with Plastic, Metal and Resin Miniatures
The Flames Of War range of miniatures are predominantly produced in Plastic, but there are some models made out of metal and/or resin. Each of these different mediums provide different benefits, however there are some things you need to know when working with them.

Plastic, Metal and Resin Miniatures...
Flexible Plastic Miniatures...

Plastic Figures

Tanks Vehicles
BT-42 (FI010) Csaba (HU300)
Landsverk Anti II Anti-aircraft gun (FI160)  
Zrinyi (HBX03)  
Turan (HU030)  
Toldi (HU010)  
Nimrod (HU160)  
Infantry Guns and Artillery
Infantry Platoon (FI702) 81mm and 120mm Mortar (FI705)
SMG Platoon (FI703) 10.5cm Howitzer (GBX145)
Maxim Machine-gun Platoon (FI704)  81mm and 120mm Mortar (HU705)
 Rifle Platoon (HU702)  
7/31 Machine-gun (HU704)  
 44m Buzoganyveto Rocket Launcher Platoon (HU707)