Saturday, 4 October 2014

First WW2 Germans

My first attempt at World War 2 figures and the start of my Panzergrenadier force for Chain of Command! A chap with an MG42, an NCO with an MP40 and a rifleman.

It's also my first attempt at any sort of real camouflage scheme - "Splinter Pattern". All the figures are from Artizan Designs.

I found the following links very useful in getting to grips with what turned out to be a relatively straightforward (if a little time consuming) camouflage scheme.

Here's a couple of slightly closer shots.

I used the following painting "recipe"...
  • Grey - either Foundry Slate shade followed by Vallejo Grey Green, or just Grey Green highlighted with a Grey Green / Foundry Boneyard mix.
  • Fieldgrey - Vallejo German Fieldgrey highlighted with the base colour and a little Boneyard.
  • Camo - Rawhide light, wash with Agrax Earthshade, highlight with Rawhide light, then apply the pattern using Foundry Bay Brown shade, then highlight with Bay Brownlight. Then either Foundry Forest Green or Foundry Nap Dragoon Green shade/light.
  • Skin - Foundry Flesh triad.
  • Rifle - GW Scorched follwed by Foundry Conker Brown shade.
  • Knapsack - Foundry Buff triad.
  • Belts/straps/boots - mostly black highlighted with some very dark grey.
  • Basing - Sand/grit painted with (all Vallejo) Leather Brown, Flat Earth, Goldbrown and Dark Sand.
I've nearly finished the rest of the first section and have also started on the Leutnant, Panzershreck team and a 5cm mortar team. So plenty more to come!

Hope you like them!


Rodger said...

Excellent results there Matt! Looking forward to seeing more!

Moiterei_1984 said...

Great work. Especially the camo is pretty convincing maybe more so than my own attempts. Thanks for the reference to my blog btw.

DeanM said...

Very nice work on the camo!

Silver Whistle said...

Superb painting on the camo, looking forward to seeing your WW2 collection develop.

Matt said...

Thank you all for your kind words and encouragement. Much appreciated.

Ron Carnegie said...

Looking good, thanks for sharing!!

legatus hedlius said...

Really nice. Camouflage is superb!

Matt said...

BTW - as a final highlight on the camo, some rawhide light mixed with boneyard light really makes the pattern 'pop'.
Also, Foundry granite shade followed by the Vallejo green grey or field grey is good.