Author Archive: Michael Koznarsky

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Ship of da Month – July 2020

Ship of da Month – July 2020

By Michael Koznarsky My friend, Kevin Smyth, has been a big COVID/Post apocalypse painting inspiration. Earlier this year, I participated in Kevin’s 100 figure/month challenge. While, unfortunately, I failed, only getting 60 figures painted, I GOT 60 FIGURES PAINTED! That figure is traditional 3 times what I paint per month, so I was mighty pleased […]

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Panhard 178 Conversion for the Eastern Front

Panhard 178 Conversion for the Eastern Front

In the past year I read George Nipe’s “Last Victory in Russia” and got hooked by the winter war on the east front. The book describes the Soviet Operations Gallop, Star and von Manstein’s “backhand blow”, operations in January-March 1943 following the Soviet encirclement of the 6th Army in Stalingrad. I also found a copy […]

German Propaganda Cameraman Conversion

German Propaganda Cameraman Conversion

A few years ago I bought the DVD 1939 Battle of Westerplatte from Belle and Blade at Historicon in Fredericksburg, VA. The movie is about a garrison of about how 200 Polish soldiers, defending ammunition stores on Westerplatte near Danzig, held out for a week against overwhelming German forces. The movie is well done and […]

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Arise Ye Wretched of the Earth

Arise Ye Wretched of the Earth

After completing the Bokkenrijder project that had been several years in the waiting, I was very excited to put on a game. The scenario is set in the mid to late 1600s in the United Provinces along the coast by the North Sea. The Dutch players have been given a local force of civilians and […]

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Jetsam and Flotsam of War – Parte the Fifth

Jetsam and Flotsam of War – Parte the Fifth

I really do find that doing research in preparation for painting as much fun as painting. I find painting a relaxing and fun way to spend the evening after the kiddies go to bed – and – in the end, I have something cool to show for my efforts. It is a win-win situation in […]

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Figure Conversions

Figure Conversions

I know that I have written this before, but I always seem to find the need to tinker with figures. Sometimes it is because I must have a certain figure that is normally not available, sometimes it is because I need a specific piece for the gaming table and sometimes it is because I am […]

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Brand X Painting Rust

Brand X Painting Rust

There are many ways to paint different effects on line which really are amazing. I would like to show you a very easy way to paint rust that is quick and offers a very realistic look. It looks great everywhere from rusted vehicle parts to tank exhausts to any weathered metal buildings. This involves only […]

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BOKKENRIJDERS

BOKKENRIJDERS

I am really pressed for time at home. Anyone with a full time job and a family with young children understands the time requirements this involves. I am using this excuse to explain how I missed a very cool Wargames Illustrated article (Issue 314, Nov 2013) on Bokkenrijders – for the obscure few of us […]

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