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Monday, September 22, 2014

Open Fire! Painting the Stug III Gs.

A quick update to show some pictures of my first attempt at painting 15mm WW2 vehicles.

I owe much to HeresyBrush and Ruben for inspiration here. I have unashamedly followed his formula (more or less) for this model. I really should have started with some infantry, but couldn't resist. I am very pleased with the results - please leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Base colours are Vallejo MC Middlestone, with Reflective Green and German Camo Med Brown for the disruptive camouflage. No modulation attempted! AK NATO Filter used. Weathering is WMC Dark Oxide and 50/50 Ivory/Sand Yellow for highlights. Sponge and brush techniques used for scratches and rust spots. AK washes for outlining, and streaking. AK Light Rust Wash over WMC Dark Oxide for track applique armor. Tracks are VPA Track Base, with mixture of AK Dark and Rust washes applied generously. Enough details - go visit HeresyBrush for a step by step!

Oh - and it needs a coat of Matt Varnish still. Waiting for his friends to be finished!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Starting the 15mm WW2 Wargaming Journey

Just starting out on the long road of 15mm WW2 wargaming.

I Ain't Been Shot Mum is the rule set of choice. Figures will be based to be compatible with FoW (you never know).

I have been gathering some links for modelling and painting which are on the left!