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Old 08-04-2009, 01:49 PM
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German machine gun infantry

ok, this my first vbench and i thought i would start with something simple as im new to modelling... so it'll probably be a load of rubbish
anyway on with the build

as you can see ive already assembled the lads and filled their cracks with milliput, the one painted figure has been given a single thinned brush coat of tamiya desert yellow, and had their flesh painted with a humbrol acrylic and given a couple of thinned humbrol acrylic washes,


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Old 08-04-2009, 01:51 PM
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i have now given the old boy another coat and the bloke next to him has been given a thinned coat,

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Old 08-04-2009, 01:55 PM
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once the Gunner had dried i started on the camouflage, using Humbrol acrylics again, he needs a bit of a clean up around the rough edges then he's ready for the next step

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Old 08-04-2009, 02:34 PM
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here i have painted the black areas with Tamiya flat black and the buckles with a humbrol acrylic, i think the buckles need to be toned down abit with some gun metal.

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and heres a pic of one ive completed but needs a bit of attention to some details, hes really muddy because im planning a diorama with the little lads

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Old 08-04-2009, 02:53 PM
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i also plan to add this to the diorama

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Old 08-04-2009, 06:21 PM
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I don't know your name, but nice effort...figures are tough to paint as I should know....heheh

Nice album too... I particularly like the rusted shermie

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Old 08-04-2009, 11:13 PM
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little trick if you do not fill in the shoulder seam it will look like the real seam on the uniform-paint with spray primer leave head off and do it separately-use darker than normal color as first coat agian use spray can if it matches. stick to hummbrol paints best value least messy test your paint finish first if it dries semi gloss spray with dulcote and look for flat effect.and you tube has many totorials to help good luck and remember even sheperd pane troughed out the first kits and stuck with it.
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Old 08-05-2009, 01:38 AM
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thank's for the replys, i like to check out the tutorials on there some are pretty good, as for the Sherman thats still unfinished,

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Old 08-05-2009, 03:22 AM
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Hi

In my opinion best paint for figure painting with brushes is the Vallejo range of Model Color acrylic paints. Widely available (noted you are UK based). Thinned with either their own thinner or distilled water available cheaply by the litre from Supermarkets, Car accessory shops etc.

http://www.acrylicosvallejo.com/

Details and reference stuff including colours available.

For some tips on Vallejo application and some colour mixing guides check out this page from Colorado Miniatures web site

http://www.coloradominiatures.com/in...on=Custom&ID=5

As an alternative you may want to look at the Citadel range from Games Workshop. Not aimed at the military modelmaker directly but good paints.

http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/ca...e=paints-tools

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Old 08-05-2009, 03:31 AM
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heres a pic of the gunner and the belt loader completed (appart fron the finger print)

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