1⁄35Painting 3 Types of German WWII Camouflage
introductionI havenít been a real big fan of modeling WW II German armor and figures, but lately, Dragon has been churning out some outstanding kits in that subject. With there 3 and 1 armor kits and Gen 2 figures sets, one cannot stop oneself from building at least one of each.
Well, last month, David (Spooky6) came to me, asking if I would be interested in writing a Step-By-Step on painting WW II German camo. He liked my articles on painting US Military camo, and with a little hesitation, I agreed to take a stab at some German figures.
Now being that Iím not that well versed with the WW II era, this SBS is more of a beginner-to-beginner write up. With the paint guide on the instruction sheet and some good research you should be able to turn out some nice figures.
On to the figures now. like I stated above, Dragon has come out with some nice figure sets in their Gen 2 line up. I will be painting the Heer Splittermuster camo pattern on figures #2, #5, and #6 of kit #6273 Desperate Defense Korsun Pocket 1944. I will also paint the Platanenmuster (Plane Tree), and Rauchtarnmuster (Blurred Edge) camo smocks and helmet covers on figure #3 and #4 of kit #6282 Hohenstaufen Division Normandy 1944.
color paletteConstruction for the figures was straight forward and Vallejo Model Colors were used to paint the figures along with oils for the skin tones.
Here is a list of the key colors I used:
Splittermuster camo smock and trousers;
Platanenmuster camo smock and helmet covers;
Rauchtarnmuster camo smock;
Shadows & highlights;
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