Having finally managed to get the first 10 US troops stuck together it left little enthusiasm to paint the damn things! However, I found a bottle of US Olive Drab surface primer so thought I would try a faster approach to painting this batch, more to follow on that.
My 28mm StuG is now also under construction, and what a fine model it is going to be, I'm holding off until I get my new airbrush later this month, and once I'm confident with it I'll paint both the StuG and the half track I have here. It will prove very useful for camo patterns.
Talking of camo, I invested in the correct shades for the splinter pattern (Splittermuster), and must say that it is far easier than trying to match these shades. I'll be using these on my planned platoon of 15mm Flames of War veteran panzergrenadiers, many of whom are wearing the camo Zeltbahn. These will be all Peter Pig figures and I again decided to try a different approach my undercoating in German Field Grey. This will be followed with a 'Magic wash' and then detail painted as normal.
|15mm Peter Pig figures.|
|28mm Bolt Action figures.|
|These almost went in the bin on more than one occasion, but at least that's half of them put together finally!|
|StuG III under construction, I intend to give this the full treatment including camo netting and foliage etc in due course. I can't get out of my mind the camp German officer character from 'Allo, Allo' and his "little tank" when I look at this.|
|BA order dice showing the six order options available.|
|Pinned markers, pinning plays a major role in BA.|
|Excellent set of paints by vallejo.|