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Monday, 11 February 2013

More Japanese Reinforcements


Having finished all the 14th Army models I had it was time to crack on with the Japanese, in the past fortnight I have painted 16 Riflemen, four LMGs, four 50mm Mortars and a MMG.

All were done with my usual method, working off a Halfords Grey Primer.


The figures are all painted as follows using Vallejo Model Colour:

  • Japanese Uniform: 923 - Soft hats, tunics, trousers, socks
  • Green Brown: 879 - Puttees, Sun Hats, Helmets, Packs, Straps
  • Dark Sand: 847 - Helmet Cloths
  • Saddle Brown: 940 - Belts, Binocular Cases, Pistol Holsters, Shoes, Rifle Stocks, Bayonet Handle, Ammo Pouches, Helmet Straps
  • Black: 950 - Bayonet Scabbard, Bayonet, Barrel, Lock, Some Shoes, Water Bottle, Hair
  • Gunmetal Grey:863 - Bayonet
  • Tan Yellow: 912 - Exposed Flesh
  • Flat Green: 968 - Leaves
  • Flat Yellow: 953 - Helmet Star
  • Dark Sand: 847 - Helmet Netting

Once the figure is base coated I give the figure a wash of Vallejo Sepia Wash. Once dry I apply the highlights as follows:

  • Japanese Uniform: 923 - Highlight with Japanese Uniform: 923 and then a mix of Japanese Uniform: 923 and Ivory: 918
  • Green Brown: 879 - Highlight with Green Brown: 879 and then a mix of Green Brown: 879 and Dark Sand: 847
  • Dark Sand: 847 - Highlight with Dark Sand: 847 and then a mix of Dark Sand: 847 and Ivory: 918
  • Saddle Brown: 940 - Highlight with Saddle Brown: 940 and then with a mix of Saddle Brown: 940 and Dark Sand: 847
  • Black:950 - Highlight with Black Grey:962 or Highlight with a mix of Gunmetal Grey:863  and Black:950 for the bayonets and rifle fittings, then bayonets are then further highlighted in Gunmetal Grey:863 and Silver:997
  • Tan Yellow: 912 - Highlight with Tan Yellow: 912 and then again with a mix of Tan Yellow: 912 and Ivory: 918
  • Flat Green: 968 - Highlight with Flat Green: 968 and then with a mix of Flat Green: 968 and Dark Sand: 847

Once dried I line with Peat Brown Ink around the facial detail, fingers, musculature, rifle detail, strapping, fastenings, etc.


Despite a spray of Vallejo Matt Varnish, the figures are still a bit glossy, I'll give them a blast of Testors Dullcote once the weather gets a bit better.

Type 92 MMG

Type 92 MMG

Type 92 MMG

50mm Mortars

50mm Mortars

Bombardier with 50mm Mortar

Bombardier with 50mm Mortar

Type 99 LMG gunners

Type 99 LMG

Type 99 LMG

Type 99 LMG

Riflemen

Rifleman with Ariska

Rifleman with Ariska

Rifleman with Ariska


Rifleman with Ariska