Monday, February 13, 2012

Scalin' up with the US Army

Hey guys, long time no see

Since returning I've been inundated with a bunch of life's drudgeries, I did manage to get some brushwork done on some of Elhiem's tasty US Army guys. Last time I attempted to upscale my 15mm UCP technique to 20mm, but I was never happy with that. This time around I tried an entirely new method. Much happier with the result!

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6 comments:

  1. They look really good. Care to share how the camo was painted? Thanks.

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  2. They look cracking. I'd be interested in seeing that recipe too.

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  3. Start with a base coat of Vallejo German Field Grey 830. Give it a nice thick wash of GW Asurmen Blue. Proceed to paint the panels again in German Field Grey, making sure to keep the lines between them in tact. Next, take Vallejo Green Grey 886 and try to stipple it as randomly as possible across the panels of the model. This color should take up approximately 70%-75% of the color surface, as it is the dominant color in UCP. Finally, take Vallejo Light Mud 315 and add little stabs of it to the mix, this should cover about 10% of the final areas.

    For knee pads I use a base of Vallejo Field Blue 964 and highlight from there.

    For straps, dust covers and belts I use Vallejo US Army Tank Crew 318 and highlight from there.

    For gloves and SAW magazines I use Vallejo Italian Tank Crew 327 and highlight with Vallejo Green Grey 886.

    For boots I use Vallejo Light Mud 315.

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  4. Beautiful PJ on these. I thought they were 28mm !

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