1⁄35Painting 3 Types of German WWII Camouflage
painting platanenmuster camo smocks and helmet coversThe Platanenmuster (photo 23) camo pattern was a little more complex being that the green had to be outlined and the two colors were on top of one another.
Step 1: 825 German Camo Pale Brown was used for the base color (photo 24).
Step 2: I used 969 Flat Park Green for the next color. This was laid down in irregular splotches and small to medium dots (photo 25).
Step 3: As in step 2, 822 German Camo Black Brown was laid down in the same manner (photo 26).
Step 4: Because the colors were actually on top one another, I had to go back and add the green on top of the brown and the brown on top of the green (photo 27).
Step 5: Last in the camo pattern was to outline the green with a darker green color. Here I used 825 German Camo Dark Green (photo 28).
Step 6, 7, and 8: Just like the other figures, Chocolate brown was used to outline the pockets and stitch lines. Also, Chocolate Brown and Sunny Skin Tone was added to the base color for shadows and highlights.
conclusionI’m no expert on the WWII era, but with the techniques I use on my modern US figures and some good research, some nice figures can be turned out.
Now that I ventured into the dark side of WW II armor and figure painting, I hope some of you all that are hesitant will take this and go for it.
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