As I started to repaint my germans I also wanted to make sure I have vehicles for them if needed. So while I have made 3 new Sdkfz. 251/1 (and at least 3 more on their way, maybe six), I’m also refreshing some of my old stuff. I got a Stummel which I’m quit happy with but that needed figures – that I have fixed. I have been experimenting with some new techniques (oil paints and pigments), this I have done on an old Sdkfz. 251/1. Maybe I’m not too satisfied with the result, but I feel that the techniques can be very useful and will make my vehicles more beautiful in the future.
I’m also making a Sdkfz. 250/3, from Italeri together with a 251/7 and a 251/10, both from Dragon. The Dragon models are highly detailed, which is very cool, but it takes time to build them.
And finally I’m also painting a US squad – I have to do several things at same time otherwise I’m too bored.
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Lately I have been doing Splinter Camo on several germans without being very happy with them. This german is the first that I feel good about, not that it can’t be done better.
I have been testing to paint weathering with oil paints on this Sdkfz and also adding pigments to the tracks and wheels – techniques that I’m sure will make my vehicles look better.
More US troops on their way to Normandy. They need 5-6 more colors, then I have to “dip” them and as a last thing give them a layer of Dull Coat.
Is that you asking for an airbrush on The Guild?
Good luck with your vehicles – I haven’t tried any yet but I expect to have a go sometime later this year. I am getting the hang of my US infantry now! The gamesroom is coming along and I will be putting the roof on very soon!
Hi Mick! Yeah it is me looking for airbrushes! In my mind it is a must-have :-)
I would love to see your US infantry. Good news on your gamer room, any idea ahen it will be ready?
Good luck with all your projects :-)