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Sunday, 11 May 2014

Falange Espanol - the first few


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.