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Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Perry Miniatures Afrikakorps

I was happily ploughing my way through painting my Desert Rats when buddy Quinton turned up at my house with a few boxes of Perry Miniatures Afrikakorps. 'Would I like to have a go at painting some', 'Oh no, I am far too busy!'

Anyway, I've got all the Desert Rats painted so I thought I would give these a go.

Anyway, here are the first ten, still stuck on their temporary, for the purpose of painting, tongue depressors.

Ho hum, only another 30 to go!

The colours used are as follows (All Vallejo):

Basecoats: Uniform: Russian Uniform; Helmet & gas mask holder: Green Brown; Webbing, bread bag, gaiters, etc: German Camo Beige; Boots, rifle stocks, entrenching tools: Saddle Brown; Flesh: Medium Fleshtone; Barrels, bayonet scabbard, armband etc: Black

They are then washed with Sepia wash and then highlighted as follows:
Uniform: Russian Uniform mixed with increasing quantities of Pale Sand
Helmet etc.: Green Brown mixed with increasing quantities of Pale Sand
Webbing etc.: German Camo Beige mixed with increasing quantities of Pale Sand
Boots etc.: Saddle Brown mixed with increasing quantities of Dark Sand
Flesh: Medium Fleshtone mixed with increasing quantities of Ivory
Scabbards: Black Grey
Weapons: Black mixed with Gunmetal Grey

I then paint any goggles with Sky Blue and then a dot a white.
The armbands have two this bands of White and then two thin bands of Flat Red.
The cap badges are picked out in Black and White
White piping is added to the shoulder boards.

The detail is then picked out in Windsor & Newton Peat Brown ink.