This past couple of weeks I have been slowly painting a new faction for my ongoing Spanish Civil War games. This time it is the blue shirts of a Falangist Militia that have joined the fray.
All the figures are from Empress Miniatures.
First of all I block in a base-coat using the following Vallejo colours:
- Prussian Blue: Gorillo and shirt.
- Russian Uniform WWII: Trousers.
- German Cam. Beige: Puttees.
- Beige Brown: Some blankets, some hair, rifle stock & flesh.
- Stone Grey: Some blankets & some haversacks.
- Saddle Brown: Boots, belts some haversacks & pouches.
- Red: Gorillo piping & tassels.
- Black: Soles, bayonet scabbard, rifle fittings & some hair.
- Brass: Butt-plate.
The entire model is given a wash with Vallejo Sepia Wash and then I start to apply the highlights.
- The gorillo and shirt are given a highlight of Prussian Blue then a spot of white is added and another highlight applied.
- The trousers are highlighted with Russian Uniform WWII and highlighted by adding a touch of Pale Sand.
- The puttees are highlighted with German Cam. Beige and then highlighted by adding a touch of Pale Sand.
- The brown blankets were highlighted with Beige Brown and then highlighted by adding a touch of Pale Sand detail added with either Flat Red or Ivory.
- The grey blankets were highlighted with Stone Grey and then highlighted by adding a touch of Pale Sand detail added with either Flat Red or Black.
- The rifle stock and brown hair were highlighted with Beige Brown and then highlighted by adding a touch of Pale Sand.
- The gorillo piping & tassels were highlighted with Flat Red.
- The boots, belts, pouches & brown haversacks were highlighted with Saddle Brown and then highlighted by adding a touch of Pale Sand.
- The bayonet scabbards, black hair & boot soles were highlighted with Black Grey.
- The flesh was highlighted with Basic Fleshtone and then again with a touch of Ivory added.
- The chevron on the gorillo and left arm was added with Ivory.
- The butt-plate was highlighted with Brass
- The rifle fittings and scabbard fittings were highlighted with a mix of Black & Gunmetal Grey
Finally, detail was picked out with Windsor & Newton Peat Brown ink and then the figures were based as per my earlier article.
Eagle eyed viewers will note the error I made on the chevrons on the second batch - bugger - once all 40 are painted they will hopefully just blend in.
Here are a few more shots individual close-ups.