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Russian digital flora cammo
zorrolobo
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Posted: Monday, October 24, 2016 - 10:00 PM UTC
My Attempt at the Russian digital flora cammo:





I tried Karl's flick technique ("Painting modern Russian camouflage?" post on Armorama). We'll see how it ends up.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 12:34 AM UTC
Speaking of digital, Russian camo -
 photo IMG_20161005_091645.jpg
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Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 05:29 AM UTC
interesting job.
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Posted: Monday, October 31, 2016 - 12:14 PM UTC
Almost done:



Done:

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Posted: Monday, October 31, 2016 - 05:05 PM UTC
What colors are you using for the base coat, the gear, and the 'flicks' of tan and darker green?
The effect looks very convincing from these pictures, and since figures are never the centerpiece of any of my work, it seems a good technique for me.

Because I am never, ever, going to paint Marpat/digicam a pixel at a time...
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Posted: Monday, October 31, 2016 - 08:59 PM UTC
The result I'm seeing here makes me want to explore this technique further. Good stuff.
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Posted: Monday, October 31, 2016 - 09:08 PM UTC
Have you an example of the camo to compare it to? It looks pretty good to me. Perhaps a touch more contrast would help bring out some of the features.
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Posted: Monday, October 31, 2016 - 09:23 PM UTC
A picture with better lighting:



The color guide I used:



Mike I used mostly Vallejo paint.
I started with Tamiya white primer. Then a coat of Vallejo 70894 cam. olive green. Followed by a wash with the same color plus black and sepia. Then, dry brushing first with base color , then add a touch of white. Then comes the flicking process. For the tan/light green I made a mixture of 70942 light green, 70953 flat yellow, and a touch of 70881 yellow green. I tried different brushes until I decided which one made the smallest spots. During the process, you get some larger spots, which I immediately removed with Vallejo airbrush cleaner using a small brush. With a very fine brush, you can play a little with the digital shapes, so that there are not only spots. Next, I flick the Brown, very sparsely. I used 70940 saddle brown. Last y flicked 70950 black, even more sparsely than the brown. You are done with the flicking.
Lastly, I did several washes using varying mixtures of Vallejo Model Wash 76514 Dark brown and 76503 dark yellow. Very thinned down. Yellower for the uniform and darker for the webbing equipment; that way you get a slightly different tone on both. For the Balaclava I used 70975 military green. I hope that helps Mike. Cheers!
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Posted: Monday, October 31, 2016 - 09:47 PM UTC
I am very pleased with the result. At plain sight, it looks very convincing. I am thinking of doing a diorama With my little green men and my Meng Tiger during the Ukraine 2014 crisis. I am thinking something like this:









My Meng Tiger:

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Posted: Wednesday, November 02, 2016 - 06:18 AM UTC
Excellent job Marcos! I remember someone telling me about this method. I may try it when trying a digital pattern.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 02, 2016 - 07:36 PM UTC
That looks the part. I dont think I'd have the guts to attempt that pattern. When you see the real camo from a distance it's hard to see any pattern at all.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 02, 2016 - 08:15 PM UTC
Very nice!

Would you be interested in making a feature for Armorama on painting the camo? That way your technique will be stored in Armorama database as an article.

What do you think?

Mario
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Posted: Wednesday, November 02, 2016 - 08:33 PM UTC
Thanks guys! And Mario, I only took the pictures I posted and I don't know if they are good enough for an article. But if you like I could expand a little on what I wrote above for mike adding the pictures in between. Don't know if that would work.
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Posted: Sunday, November 06, 2016 - 12:18 AM UTC

Quoted Text

And Mario, I only took the pictures I posted and I don't know if they are good enough for an article. But if you like I could expand a little on what I wrote above for mike adding the pictures in between. Don't know if that would work.



I think it could work. I'm sending you a PM.

Mario
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Posted: Sunday, November 06, 2016 - 12:44 AM UTC
Great stuff! Please considered the expanded description as discussed. I am interested in learning more. Thank you for posting!